Athlete Advisory Panel
Each year we invite a small a group of athletes to be closely involved with the Foundation. Their time, energy and perspective helps advance our mission.
Athlete Advisory Panel member Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana sports her WSF pride on her skateboard helmet as she competes in the 2010 Dew Tour in Boston. (Photo by: Michael Leonhard)
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 the Foundation?” The Athlete Advisory Panel was created to be the answer to those questions.
Each year, we ask a small a group of athletes to take part in this structured level of involvement with the Foundation. They act as the face and voice of the Foundation by promoting our mission, attending our events and spreading the word about us to fellow athletes, to their sponsors and to fans. Most importantly, they are the eyes and ears for all female athletes, telling us what work needs to be done and giving us insight into how we can continue to help.
The Foundation’s President, Angela Ruggiero, and Past President, Laila Ali, lead this amazing group as Co-Chairs. Those chosen to be part of the Athlete Advisory Panel have repeatedly demonstrated their support for the Foundation’s mission and their eagerness and desire to do whatever they can to help young girls and their fellow female athletes.
2013 Athlete Advisory Panel
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.