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Mia Hamm on Setting Goals

Mia is widely recognized as the world's best all-around women's soccer player. She was the youngest player ever to play for our National Team (age 15) and retired in 2004 after 17 years, 2 World Championships, and 2 Olympic Gold medals. In April of 1999, Nike named the largest building on its corporate campus after Mia.

In 1997, Mia’s brother, Garrett, passed away from complications related to aplastic anemia, a bone marrow disease and in his honor, she established the Mia Hamm Foundation. The foundation is focused on providing support for two important causes: raising funds and awareness for families needing marrow or cord blood transplants and continuing the growth in opportunities for young women in sports.

Mia is also is the author of Go for the Goal: A Champions Guide to Winning in Soccer and Life and Winner’s Never Quit!, an inspirational children's book.

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