Travel & Training Fund Ambassadors

Meet our athletes and some previous Travel & Training Fund Ambassadors. They know, first-hand, how extra assistance can help others become elite, world-class athletes.

Michelle Kwan poses with her gold medal after winning first place for the ninth straight year in the women's competition during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Rose Garden on January 15, 2005 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) Michelle Kwan poses with her gold medal after winning first place for the ninth straight year in the women's competition during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Rose Garden on January 15, 2005 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Laila Ali, Boxing

World Champion Boxer
Past-President of the Women's Sports Foundation

Jessica Mendoza, Softball

Two-time Olympic medalist
Past President of the Women's Sports Foundation 

Angela Ruggiero, Ice Hockey

Olympic Gold Medalist
President of the Women's Sports Foundation

Michelle Kwan, Figure Skating 

Two-time Olympic Medalist
Five-time World Champion

 

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Travel & Training Fund History

Since 1984, we have awarded grants to more than 260 teams and 940 athletes – including figure skaters Michelle Kwan and Kristi Yamaguchi, alpine skier Picabo Street and the US National Water Polo Team.

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If you received a grant over the years, we’d love to hear from you. Stay in touch, and share your story.

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From Austin to Australia, our Travel & Training recipients turn heads, create buzz and achieve at the highest levels of their sports every single day. Learn how our athletes are making headlines around the globe, using our financial assistance to help fuel their dreams.

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