Hope is a representative of the Women’s Sports Foundation, founded by Billie Jean King ”to advance the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.” “I see the passion in the youth, in young girls,” Hope said of the future of women’s soccer. “But…you can’t just go off of appearances and shoots and looks. It has to be respected, it has to be played hard, it has to have good athletes.
Solo joined her national teammates, Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach, to run the Chicago Marathon for the “Let’s Run Together” campaign. The campaign has raised over $70 million since 2002. Solo chose to participate in order to raise money for the Seattle Human Society. “The BofA Chicago marathon is truly celebrating teamwork and partnership and making such a positive impact on the community and worldwide,” said Solo. “I’ve never ran in a marathon so I think it’s a great way to start by captaining a relay team.”
Hope was also a participant of the Game Changers program with other sports stars where she met and talked with kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital who were thrilled to meet one of their sports heroes. After the hospital appearance, she visited with more children at the Laurelhurst Community Center down the street. “I grew up here, went to college here and am back playing professionally here,” Solo said after the event, “so nothing would make me happier than to give back to Seattle.”