Skip to main content

Friend of the Court

Friend of the Court is an online platform dedicated to developments in Women's Sports Law.

$595
pledged of$10,000 goal
5
260Days Left
Fund it
Campaign Ends on February 2, 2023

Project Description

*If you are viewing this from a mobile device and are interested in contributing, you will want to click the “Rewards” tab for more information on funding options. 

Hey there! 

I'm Mercedes Townsend, an attorney and avid advocate for women athletes. Thank you for considering supporting my platform, Friend of the Court

Before law school, I earned my Master's in Women's History from Sarah Lawrence College.  I then graduated from Tulane University School of Law's Sports Law Program, where I focused my work on the ways gender discrimination affects the legal landscape for women athletes.  

Drawing on these experiences, I created Friend of the Court to bring attention to the legal issues women athletes at all levels of sport face and to empower athletes and advocates with educational resources to aid them in affecting change. 

What is Friend of the Court? 

Friend of the Court is an online platform dedicated to developments in Women's Sports Law. 

Through it, I produce and share educational resources on the laws and policies affecting women athletes, and help provide a platform for issues that often are not covered by major sports media outlets. 

Friend of the Court enjoys global support from our growing community of followers.  You can join in on the conversation on Instagram @fotc_sports! 

Your Contribution Will Help Support: 

  • Creating digital educational resources
  • An updated and streamlined Friend of the Court website, which will serve as a hub for advocacy efforts, legal developments, and resources for athletes and advocates
  • Research on specialized topics in women's sports to help bolster advocacy campaigns, including first-of-their-kind quantitative research initiatives on the experiences of college and professional cheerleaders and dancers. 
  • Paid writing opportunities geared towards women law students and young women professionals to help expand our coverage of the issues
  • A scholarship fund for under-resourced women athletes and women pursuing careers in sports law and policy
  • Overall, resources to allow us to be as creative, impactful, and expansive in this work as possible! 

Thank you so much for your support to help level the playing field and change the game for women in sports. 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Questions?

Please reach out to mercedes@fotc.news

 

 

Mel Day
02/02/2022
Ask Me About the Women's Sports Agenda!
$25
Annie Margolis
02/02/2022
Monetary Contribution
$20
ARB
02/02/2022
Gamechanger
$250
Brittani Rideaux
01/19/2022
Angel Investor
$50
01/19/2022
Gamechanger
$250
Monetary Contribution

You can back Friend of the Court with any donation amount, which will go directly to supporting the work and mission of the platform.  I am so grateful for your support in widening Friend of the Court's reach to help affect change in women's sports. 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
5.00 USD
Angel Investor

I just always wanted to use that phrase. But also, you're an ANGEL for supporting this work. 😇

1 Supporter
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Ask Me About the Women's Sports Agenda!

Have an upcoming event or conference geared towards women in sports or a women's sports competition you'd like to get the word out on? 

Get your EVENT included on "The Women's Sports Agenda," a monthly, downloadable calendar launching on the FOTC website in March 2022! 

*In the "Message to the Entrepreneur" section, please include the name and date of your event. 

*Please note that only one event will be included per contribution. 

*If the details of your event change, please be sure to let me know in advance! 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Gamechanger

Get featured on Friend of the Court's Instagram and Website as a SPONSOR of the platform. 

Gamechangers will receive a special shoutout on the FOTC Instagram page and will be listed on FOTC's website.

In the "Message to the Entrepreneur" section, please include the name you would like the sponsorship to be attributed to (your name or the name of your business). If choosing to be featured as a business sponsor, I will follow-up with you to get your logo to post on the website. 

2 Supporters
Select this reward

About the Entrepreneur

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

You can back Friend of the Court with any donation amount, which will go directly to supporting the work and mission of the platform.  I am so grateful for your support in widening Friend of the Court's reach to help affect change in women's sports. 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
5.00 USD
Angel Investor

I just always wanted to use that phrase. But also, you're an ANGEL for supporting this work. 😇

1 Supporter
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Ask Me About the Women's Sports Agenda!

Have an upcoming event or conference geared towards women in sports or a women's sports competition you'd like to get the word out on? 

Get your EVENT included on "The Women's Sports Agenda," a monthly, downloadable calendar launching on the FOTC website in March 2022! 

*In the "Message to the Entrepreneur" section, please include the name and date of your event. 

*Please note that only one event will be included per contribution. 

*If the details of your event change, please be sure to let me know in advance! 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Gamechanger

Get featured on Friend of the Court's Instagram and Website as a SPONSOR of the platform. 

Gamechangers will receive a special shoutout on the FOTC Instagram page and will be listed on FOTC's website.

In the "Message to the Entrepreneur" section, please include the name you would like the sponsorship to be attributed to (your name or the name of your business). If choosing to be featured as a business sponsor, I will follow-up with you to get your logo to post on the website. 

2 Supporters
Select this reward