* Natasha Hastings and TrackGirlz partnered in 2018 in South Africa to train with athletes
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Natasha Hastings created the Natasha Hastings Foundation in 2018 to create a space to help develop girls into women of confidence in the sport and in life.
She shared five core values during her life that shaped her into the athlete and women she is today:
Celebrate small victories
Empower one another
Set a new pace
In honor of International Women's Day on Monday at 4 p.m. EST, Hastings will highlight a panel of powerhouse female athletes who had exceptional journeys.
Hastings, A.J Andrews, Aja Evans, and Jasmine Fray will dive deeper into their stories as being an athlete and voice the importance of girls and women in the sport. The event will be held virtually on Facebook live on the NHFCares platform and will highlight the core NHF pillars.
Over the years, Hastings created an initiative, "Tea Time with Tasha," to have a safe opportunity for girls to ask difficult questions they may have about track and field, and also to overcome challenges during the teenage years.
Hastings also developed the N.H.F. National Scholarship to assist families that have young girls who are at-risk and under-privileged and help them to be exposed at national track events that can potentially lead to success in life and in the sport.