July 27, 2018

Val Whiting helps girls gain self-esteem

Val Whiting ('93) had a cruel adolescence.

“I had low self-esteem,” she said. “I didn’t feel accepted. I felt ugly. I was teased for being tall, for being shy, for being smart and for being a nerd. I just wanted to be accepted.”

Now she’s giving back. Whiting runs after school girls-only basketball programs in the Northshore and Lake Washington school districts.

Read more in the Woodenville Weekly: Bullied as a child, former pro helps girls gain self-esteem through basketball

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