Allyson Felix and Athleta announce childcare fund

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Allyson Felix continues to shine off the track.

After announcing her own shoe brand designed by and for women, Felix and partner Athleta have announced the Power of She Fund. 

A first-of-its-kind program is committing $200,000 to help cover the child care costs for athlete moms. The first six recipients, all who are headed to Tokyo, will each receive $10,000. 

Already the fund is getting great interest in the second round of grants, as announced in a segment on Good Morning America this morning. Those who want to apply can do so here.

Felix has long been an advocate for working mothers, even leaving Nike after publicly condemning their maternity policies – something that led to Nike changing those policies. 

Felix is set to compete in her fifth Olympics in the 400m after capturing a second-place finish at Olympic Trials.