Their amazing run — and disappointing finish — through the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup is still relevant, and Bank of America is on board with the potential marketability of the three highest-profile players from the U.S. women’s national soccer team.â†µ
Abby Wambach, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan will serve as spokespersons for a charitable program (details as yet unannounced) in conjunction with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, which is to be run in October.â†µ
“This is a program that’s all about the benefits of teamwork, and how people can make opportunity possible in their communities when they pull together,” Wambach said in a statement from B of A. “That’s why it’s great that all three of us are involved. We’ve proven what can be done when people come together with a sense of purpose and determination, and speaking on behalf of Hope and Alex, we’re looking forward to highlighting that sense of teamwork and opportunity at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.”â†µ
The agreement to work with Bank of America and the marathon is the first involving all three players since the World Cup, where they became household names.