About Us

Who Is Behind This?

A couple of sisters who are avid sports fans. They found with their busy schedules, they were falling behind on current sports news – ain’t nobody got time for that. So, they decided to create an email news source where readers could catch up on the sports news of the day in the time it takes to stand in line for your morning coffee. Throw in off-the-field stories filled with both giggles and a little controversy and you have yourself The Daily Rally.

Who Is This For?

If you are an avid fan who is looking for a one-stop shop where you can quickly get in the know, TDR is for you. If you are looking for an accessible sports news source so you can learn more in order to become a part of the sports conversation at work, happy hour or wherever your social life takes you, TDR is also for you! So basically, it’s for everybody. But a special shout-out to the girl bosses who have been lacking a sports news outlet catered to them. We made this because we felt underserved by the sports media. When it comes to wine, coffee, food and sports news – we don’t like being underserved.

Ok, let’s meet the co-founders:

The Team


Kelly Hawkins: co-founder, editor-in-chief, sports-stories-involving-animals enthusiast

The smarter of the Hawkins sisters reported on all sports in an official capacity as an undergrad for the University of Florida. In an unofficial capacity, she found herself serving as her friends’ source for sports news which prompted her idea to start The Daily Rally. Kelly has worked for ESPN, ESPNU, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, the Jacksonville Jaguars and others. After college she went to the PGA TOUR to serve as a reporter and producer. Fun Facts: She is not a morning person (makes sense for someone who writes a daily newsletter which requires her to wake up at 5 a.m.), she is named after her great-grandfather and her celebrity look-a-like is Miss Piggy.

Three things you should be prepared to talk about if you grab coffee with Kelly:

  1. Her cat Mila Kunis
  2. The balance that is loving every type of food and fitness.
  3. Her best friends. She REALLY likes singing their praises.


Hannah Hawkins: co-founder, branding specialist, wrangler of younger sister

The smarter Hawkins sister has been working in the collegiate and professional sports worlds over the past 7 years. Hannah realized her passion for the sports community as a member of the University of Florida Dazzlers dance team and an NFL Cheerleader for the Jacksonville Jaguars. She is a detail-oriented, design-loving, stereotypical first born who balances out her night owl, big-picture loving little sister. Special shout-out to coffee for helping Hannah manage her day job working in sports marketing managing the relationship between Web.com, the PGA TOUR and the Jags while also creating a new business during her free time. LOL JK what is free time?

Three things you should be prepared to talk about if you grab coffee with Hannah:

  1. All things New York City- specifically food (shout-out The Meatball Shop)
  2. Her cat: Kate Middleton
  3. The magic of coconut oil




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Contact the Co-Founders: [email protected]