An eastern Iowa non-profit group is offering sports hijabs to help Muslim girls stay active.
Starting this fall, the organization Girls On The Run will supply the athletic versions of the Muslim headscarf to girls who request them.
Executive director Kelly Teeselink says coaches want to provide options for girls who find a traditional hijab isn't suited for running.
"To have something that is more comfortable, that's not moving around a lot, they're not having to adjust it," Teeselink says. "Really, it just came down to that this could potentially be a barrier for girls participating in sports and they wanted to do something about it."