For the Now and the Next

For the leaders. The dreamers.
The doers. The breakthrough-ers.
The visionaries, the revolutionaries, the luminaries.

Those who see sport as vehicle for change.
And don’t just go along for the ride.
They take the wheel and turn the tide,

They elevate their play, dictate the pace, join the debate and challenge the public discourse to create a better future.

A future that exists so bright, because of the pioneers of yesterday and today that looked at the rules and the norms and status quo and said, “No thanks.”

For those who dared to aspire, who fought and perspired.
Who’ve inspired the next generation of competitors and champions.
Record breakers and ceiling breakers. Game changers.

We salute you.
And through our play, tomorrow and today, we continue your charge.


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We want to hear from you! Send us your essay using one of the prompts below, and our CardinalW panelists will hand-select a group of lucky winners!


  • 500 words maximum
  • Two age groups: 5th grade and under & 6th-8th grade
  • Three winners chosen from each group
  • Contest closes at 6 p.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 21
  • Essays will be reviewed by a Stanford Athletics panel
  • Upload Directions: In order to be considered, please include the following at the top of your essay submission: First and last name, email, age group and prompt selection


  • Grand Prize Winner (one per group): Cardinal Kids Club Membership, Stanford gear pack, autographed item, virtual video message from your favorite Cardinal team
  • 2nd & 3rd Place Winners: Cardinal Kids Club Membership, Stanford gear pack


  • What does being a part of a team mean to you?
  • Write about a female inspiration in your life.
  • How have sports impacted your life?
  • Write about your sports hero.
  • Write a letter convincing your best friend that they should play your sport.
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