Travel & Training Fund Alumnae
If you received a grant over the years, we’d love to hear from you. Stay in touch, and share your stories with the next generation of athletes.
The gold medal-winning U.S. Water Polo team poses on the podium following the medal ceremony for the Women's Water Polo on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena on August 9, 2012 in London, England. The team won a Travel & Training Fund grant in 2010. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
We want to reconnect with you and hear your story. The next generation of athletes will benefit from learning about your personal experiences and athletic accomplishments.
Travel & Training Fund recipients are a dynamic part of the Foundation’s family. So, we would like to keep in touch with you and call on your expertise as we continue to broaden our programming for girls and women in sports.
We have a simple request – tell us how we can reach you. We want to hear your story and tell other aspiring athletes how the Travel & Training Fund helped you chase your dreams!
Help us make the Travel and & Training Fund Alumnae section all that it should be. If you have comments or suggestions, please email Stacy Holand, Associate Director of Athlete Services.
What Travel & Training Alums said about receiving our help:
I know that had it not been for the support from you and the Women's Sports Foundation, that I would not have been able to get here. As I travel to Virginia to hopefully lock in my place on the US World & Panamerican Team I just had to let you know how appreciative I am to have had you behind me these last couple of years!" Natalie Vie, Fencing, Four-time US National Champion
I was running out of hammers. I didn't even have shoes. It was like, 'What am I going to do?' But when I heard I was going to receive this grant, a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. I could practice without worry, knowing I'm going to make it through the year.” Amy Haapanen, Track and Field – Hammer Throw, 2016 Olympic hopeful
When you’re dealing in fractions of seconds, the measure of your success is often how good your equipment is. Your grant helped me buy the new equipment I needed to stay on top.” Shelia Conover, Kayaking, 1984 and 1988 Olympian
Your Travel and Training grant allowed me to spend more time training and less time trying to earn survival money.”Michele Mitchell, Platform diving 1984 Olympic Silver medalist
I used your grant to pay for the coaching I needed to break the preconceived notions about the limitations of a disabled athlete.”Diana Golden, 1988 Paralympic gold medalist
If the Travel and Training grant had not arrived, those six years of dreams through rain-soaked roller ski miles and snow blown kilometers would not have become a reality… What a thrill is was to bring home the first Biathlon medal.”Marie Alkire, 1984 Coach of the U.S. Women’s Biathlon team