The international ambassador for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™ pulled her boots back on last Saturday in aid of the charity bearing her name.
The women's football legend turned out alongside her baseball star husband Nomar Garciaparra for a benefit match in aid of the Mia Hamm Foundation at the Home Depot Center in California. Among the guests at the 'Mia Hamm & Nomar Garciaparra Celebrity Challenge' were USA football star Julie Foudy, volleyball icon and Olympic gold medallist Kerri Walsh and actors Stacy Keibler and Sabrina Bryan.
Mia Hamm was officially introduced as the first international ambassador for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™ on 29 October 2009 in Augsburg. The 37-year-old Alabama native won the FIFA Women's World Cup with the USA in 1991 and 1999, as well as gold at the 1996 and 2004 Olympic Games. Furthermore, she was voted FIFA World Player in 2001 and 2002 and aside from Michelle Akers was the only woman named in Pele's FIFA 100 list of the 125 greatest footballers in history.
The Mia Hamm Foundation supports young sportswomen and patients who require bone marrow transplants.