In June, Serena Williams *finally* earned her rightful spot on the Wheaties box, and now, a few fellow sport legends are following in her footsteps. The entire U.S. Women's National Soccer Team scored the honor.
On Thursday, General Mills announced the news in partnership with Williams herself. "The USWNT captivated the world this summer. They impressed us all with their incredible accomplishments on the field—and their use of sports as a platform to inspire the next generation of girls," she said in the statement. "I believe a champion embodies a person in all aspects of their life and I am so proud to share my time on the Wheaties box with these amazing women who are doing just that. When we support each other and build each other up, we can do anything."
Ten thousand special edition boxes were produced to be sold and are currently available exclusively on the Wheaties site. They're priced at 23 bucks apiece in acknowledgement of each team member.
"It is beyond wonderful to see our team on the cover of the iconic Wheaties box," USWNT defender Becky Sauerbrunn added. "Not only is it an honor to have our team recognized amongst some of the world’s most renowned athletes, this highlights our 2019 world championship title as more than just a win for the sport of soccer, it supports our drive for women’s equality in all sports."
According to the press release, 50 percent of the profits will be donated to Girls in the Game and the other 50 percent will go to the U.S. Soccer Academy.
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