Athlete Advisory Panel
One of the questions that we get asked most often by athletes is, “How can I be more involved? What more can I do to help?”
Brenda Villa #4 of the Team USA pases the ball during the game against Team Netherlands for the 2000 Holiday Cup - Women's International Water Polo Tournament at the Los Alamitos Armed Forces Reserve Training Center in Los Alamitos, California. The USA defeated the Netherlands 11-9. (Photo by: Donald Miralle /Allsport)
The Athlete Advisory Panel was created to be the answer to that question. Each year we ask a small a group of athletes to take part in this structured level of involvement with the Foundation. They will be the face and voice of the Foundation on a daily basis by promoting the Foundation’s mission, attending our events and spreading the word about us to fellow athletes, their sponsors and fans. Most importantly, they are the eyes and ears for all female athletes, telling us what work needs to be done for female athletes and giving us insight into how we can continue to help.
The Foundation’s President, Angela Ruggiero and Past President, Laila Ali, are the co-chairs of the current Panel and are here to lead this amazing group of female athletes and more importantly people. The athletes that were chosen to be part of the Athlete Advisory Panel are female athletes that have demonstrated repeatedly their support for the Foundation’s mission and their eagerness and desire to do what ever they can to help young girls and fellow female athletes.
World champion athlete
Celebrity host and correspondent
Olympic Gold Medalist, Ice Hockey
Three-time Olympic gold medalist, Basketball
Six-time Winter X Games medalist, Skiing
Two-time Olympic medalist, Softball
2009 WMX Champion, Motocross
Lyn-z Adams Hawkins
Eight-time Summer X Games medalist, Skateboarding
Two-time Winter X Games silver medalist, Snowboarding
Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Soccer
Olympic gold medalist and World Champion, Gymnastics
Two time Olympic medalist, three-time World Cup champion, two-time Pan American Games gold medalist, Softball
World record holder, Paralympian, Track & Field
2007 Winter X Games bronze medalist, Snowboarding
Three-time Olympic medalist, Waterpolo
To find out more about the Women's Sports Foundation Athlete Advisory Panel contact Stacy Holand Santoro at 646.783.3884 or by e-mail at SHoland@WomensSportsFoundation.org.