MEET NIKE’S NEWEST YOUNG STAR, AND HER SLAMMERS FC TEAM. #DREAMFURTHER
During the 2019 Champions League final, Nike debuted their big-budget ad, Dream Further. During today’s marquee Women’s World Cup match (USA! USA! USA!), the ad is sure to run again. The cinematic action-packed film features a young girl being brought along to be a part of some pretty big soccer moments. Nike’s emphasis is to encourage girls to get ready and dream big. When I saw the ad for the first time, I knew I had to learn more about that little superstar. Her name is Makena Cook, and a few days after the ad’s debut, I was at one of her club practices in Irvine, California, with her G2009 club team, Slammers FC.
Makena has been around Hollywood for a while now, appearing in TV shows and ads. She and her mom, however, were very clear to me that soccer and her Slammers FC team are just as important to her, if not more so.