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25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act: How the ADA Continues to Impact Athletes Competing Today

25 years ago, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990. The Women’s Sports Foundation believes that all girls and women, no matter the ability, have the right to participate in sports and physical activity for its immeasurable benefits.

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WATCH: Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana on the Travel & Training Fund

Lyn-z Adams Hawkins competes in the women's skateboard vert final during X Games 15 at the Home Depot Center on July 30, 2009 in Carson, California. (Photo by: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

To eight-time X Games medalist and WSF Athlete Advisory Panel member Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, competing against the best skateboarding had to offer was incredibly important. Although she was fortunate to have sponsors, some of her fellow boarders weren't as lucky -- a story that holds true across every single sport.

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WSF Friends Michelle Kwan and Alana Nichols Discuss the Foundation's Work, More on CBS' "We Need To Talk"

VIDEO: WSF Friend Michelle Kwan & WSF Board of Trustees member Alana Nichols join CBS' "We Need To Talk" to discuss their careers, the importance of the Women's Sports Foundation, and much more with co-hosts Amy Trask and WSF Past President Laila Ali.

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#TeamWSFinSochi's Olympic Success Opens 2014 Travel & Training Fund Application

2010 Olympic bronze medalist Elana Meyers was awarded a grant from our Travel & Training Find in 2013, money that will support her training as she pursues gold at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi as the driver of the U.S. Women’s 4 member Bobsled Team.

With the help of Travel & Training Fund partners Gatorade, we are so proud to have fueled the Olympic dreams of some incredible athletes and past recipients whose performances last week in Sochi were so inspiring. Keep reading to find out how #TeamWSFinSochi competed in the final week of the Winter Olympic Games and learn more about the Fund that has awarded almost two million dollars to aspiring champions since 1984.

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Where are They Now?: 1998 Travel & Training Fund grantee Vonetta Flowers

On February 19, 2002, the entire city of Birmingham, Alabama, was glued to their televisions during the Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games, watching hometown favorite Vonetta Flowers become the first-ever athlete of African descent to win a Winter Games gold. The bobsledder, to whom we awarded a grant from our Travel & Training Fund in 1998, also competed in the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic Games, finishing sixth. As accomplished as she was pioneering, Vonetta blazed the trail for current runners-turned-bobsledders like Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams, who are both set to compete in Sochi next week. In honor of February’s Black History Month, we tracked down Vonetta to find out what she has been up to since her history-making run in Salt Lake in 2002.

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