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Powered by Together: The Austen Everett Foundation

Powered by Together: The Austen Everett Foundation

Sisters In Sports is proud to announce that we have formed a partnership with The Austen Everett Foundation! Read below to learn more about AEF and how you can get involved with helping children fighting cancer.

Founded in 2011 by Austen Everett while a goalkeeper for the University of Miami fighting cancer,  Austen recognized the empowerment her team provided her fight with cancer and thus began her dream to provide that same strength and support to all kids fighting this difficult fight.

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The Austen Everett Foundation  works to inspire, empower, and embolden the lives of kids fighting cancer by Uniting the Fight of these extraordinary individuals with professional and collegiate athletic teams.

Seattle Mariners & AEF
AEF’s mission…

• To link every child who is fighting cancer with the opportunity to be honored by a professional or collegiate athletic team; and

• To provide an empowering experience for the Honoree Captain to feel renewed hope, courage and determination – while they absorb the inspiration and support the team environment provides to continue their fight.

AEF Honorary Team Captains Thunderbirds & AEF

• Attends Pre-Game Practice

• Receives their own locker filled with team gear

• Receives a personalized team jersey

• Walks on the field or court with their team

• Watches warm-ups or batting practice from the field or court

• Introduced to the fans with their name featured on the jumbotron

• Calls the Captains coin-toss / throws out the 1st pitch / puck drop /calls play ball

• Receives autographed gear and an event photo recap

• Family receives VIP game day treatment

Get Involved in Fulfilling Dreams

Austen fought cancer as an athlete and in the beauty of this crossover she envisioned an impactful way to help others. Through her legacy, the Austen Everett Foundation’s mission continues to empower the fight of hundreds of kids battling cancer. AEF is committed to strengthen the resolve of kids with cancer inspiring them to fight even harder by providing a powerful experience as the Honorary Team Captain with the teams, athletes and Children’s Hospitals in their own community.

AEF is partnered with teams in the MLB, NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLS, NWSL and NCAA. Our goal to have the Honorary Team Captain program with every major league team and every Division I University is achievable with your help.

Bring AEF to Your City

Be an AEF Producer for a game

  • Produce Honorary Team Captain sporting events
  • AEF Liaison: honoree, family, sports organization game day relations. Meets honoree and family, handles all game day needs including stadium food, sibling team gear, souvenirs, and special needs accommoda
    • Event itinerary, bio and budget provided
  • Photograph event for AEF, Team and Honoree social media, web, and photo recaps

Be an AEF Ambassador

  • Introduce AEF to a professional or collegiate team
  • Connect AEF with athletic related companies for sponsorship and underwriting opportunities
  • Create fundraising opportunities including donations, grant dollars, team initiative, selected charity and kid2kid giving


  • Introduce AEF to a professional or collegiate team
  • Host an AEF kid battling cancer as the Honorary Team Captain for a game
  • Support AEF through team foundation initiatives and fundraising opportunities


  • Host an AEF kid having an Honorary Team Captain experience with your team
  • Provide signed team gear for AEF kids with cancer to sick to attend games
  • Support AEF through team initiatives and donation opportunities


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