March 25, 2008

Creek girl starts nonprofit

Baker joins elite company with activist effortsCaitlin Baker is once again showing a person can never be too young to make a difference.

The 14-year old Norman athlete was chosen by the Women’s Sports Foundation to feature in the future Billie Jean King International Women’s Sports Center.

Baker caught the attention of the Foundation when she started her own non-profit organization called C.A.I.T.L.I.N. B., which stands for Competitive American Indians Turning Lifestyles Into New Beginnings.
Caitlin describes herself on her website:My name is Caitlin Baker, I am 14 and a member of the Muscogee Creek Tribe. I live in Oklahoma, and have been a competitive swimmer for 5 years. I have started an outreach program, CAITLINB, to promote swimming, sports participation and healthy lifestyles to Native American Youth.

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