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Feb 10, 2022

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears have a conversation with Adrienne Smith, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Gridiron Queendom. She is also the wide receiver for The Boston Renegades, the six-time national champion women's tackle football team. Smith discusses how she became a female professional football player and her mission to create opportunities for others. She talks about her football card game, Blitz Champz. Furthermore, she shares her thoughts about the future of football and professional sports for women and girls. #KeepItSporty

About Adrienne Smith

Adrienne Smith is the founder of Gridiron Queendom and a wide receiver with the Boston Renegades, with a mission to create more opportunities in football and professional sports for women and girls. Adrienne has been featured on Today ShowForbes, and—just announced last week—a new, iconic ad campaign for the milk industry’s Team Milk!  Adrienne is also the creator of the award-winning football-themed card game Blitz Champz—bringing the excitement and joy of football to kids and families in a fun, action-packed and educational way.  This past fall, Blitz Champz partnered with NFL FLAG to deliver the excitement of the game for youth participants at the Patriots Regional tournament in Taunton, MA.  NFL teams including The Houston Texans and The Las Vegas Raiders have featured Blitz Champz at events including youth football clinics.  As one of the best-performing wide receivers in women’s football history, having won two gold medals and four national championships throughout her women’s tackle football career, Adrienne knows a thing or two about what it takes to compete—and win.  This past summer, Adrienne and her team, The Boston Renegades, were flown on The Patriots’ private plane to Canton, OH where they won their third straight and sixth overall national championship. Adrienne and her team have been winners of national championships in 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018, 2019 and 2021. In addition to her role with the Renegades, Adrienne has been a member of the U.S. women’s national flag football team, winning three silver medals in international competitions. Today, Adrienne Smith is one of the best-performing wide receivers in women’s football history. The New England Patriots have said of Adrienne, “She cannot be stopped,” and the Times Union has called her “The face of women in football.” In addition to her work as a sports star, she has also appeared in popular TV shows such as Orange is the New Black.

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