How Can I Get Involved?

There are lots of ways you as an elite athlete can help everybody get an equal opportunity to play.
Athlete Advisory Panel member Grete Eliassen proudly shows her WSF support on her skis as she competes in the 2010 Winter X Games in Aspen. Athlete Advisory Panel member Grete Eliassen proudly shows her WSF support on her skis as she competes in the 2010 Winter X Games in Aspen.

Dear Fellow Athletes,

As female athletes, we have been striving for years to be part of a world where equality is reality and the Women’s Sports Foundation has been there to lead the movement. Founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, the Foundation is recognized worldwide for its leadership, vision, strength, expertise and influence. And most importantly, they are here to give us a voice as women athletes.

For more than 40 years, the Women's Sports Foundation has been right there beside us every step of the way to:

  • work with the media to increase positive coverage of women athlete’s and women’s sports
  • help shape the public’s attitude about women athletes and sports for women
  • advise us on women’s sports issues and other concerns we may have had whenever we have called upon them
  • advocate for athletes’ commercial rights and purse and salary equity
  • market and promote female athletes to corporate partners and the public
  • operate a Speaker Service to enhance athlete income.

Women’s sports are where they are today because of athletes like us; athletes who have been part of the Women’s Sports Foundation’s efforts to champion opportunities for and the rights of female athletes.


Get Involved.

There are many others ways you can get involved in the Foundation’s mission to advance the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity. To learn more, contact Lindsay Kist, Senior Manager, Leadership Services, at LKist@WomensSportsFoundation.org.

Sincerely,
Members of the 2015 Athlete Advisory Panel

Published Aug 1, 2011
By Women's Sports Foundation

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