Katie Sowers has taken to Instagram with a personal sponsorship post just in time for Pride.
The NFL COACH for the Kansas City Chiefs, NAIA National Champion, and public speaker who has 179,000 followers on the social media platform posted:
"I teamed up with @dickssportinggoods to share a personal letter meant to inspire and encourage the next generation of LGBTQ+ athletes to #PlayWithPride. We want to hear your story too. Share a letter and tag @dickssportinggoods to potentially be featured! #DKSPartner"
"I want to challenge you ll to live out your truth and live it with Pride," Sowers posts.
Sowers was the first openly gay and first female coach in Super Bowl history. Before the start of the 2017 NFL season, Sowers came out publicly as a lesbian and became the first openly LGBT coach in the National Football League. Sowers was refused a volunteer coaching position at Goshen College in 2009 due to her sexual orientation. In 2020 the president of the college apologized for discrimination.