Good Morning America – Billie Jean King on Title IX 40th Anniversary

On Monday, June 20, Women’s Sports Foundation founder Billie Jean King appeared on ABC to talk with Robin Roberts and co-hosts about her 50th anniversary at Wimbledon and the Foundation’s kickoff to the 40th anniversary year of Title IX. Billie Jean encouraged friends and fans to “Like” WSF on Facebook and stay tuned for big announcements.

Billie Jean King founded the Women’s Sports Foundation in 1974 just two years after the passing of the landmark legislation. Since then, the Foundation has been committed to keeping the promise of Title IX alive for this and future generations.

Visit the Women’s Sports Foundation on Facebook and go to the “Get Your Game On” tab to post a wall badge in support for girls’ and women’s sports.

Our Mission

The Women’s Sports Foundation is a non-profit that advances the lives of women through sports and physical activity.

About the Foundation

RELATED POSTS

Sign our Petition for NCAA Certification Process and Gender Equity

We are asking you today to join in our efforts to keep the gender and diversity portions of the NCAA Certification process moving forward during the two-year moratorium. Please sign the petition to be sent to the NCAA on Friday, August 12.

The "Original 9"

In the 1970 Italian Open, WSF Founder Billie Jean King was the women's singles champion; she received $600 in prize money. That may be considered a generous amount in 1970, but the men's singles champion Ilie Nastase received $3,500--almost six times the amount of prize money King earned. Fair? We think not.

U.S. Sends More Females than Males to the Olympic Games For the First Time

The U.S. Olympic committee just released the final roster of the athletes heading to the London Olympic Games in two shorts weeks. It consists of 530 athletes, 269 of which are female and 261 male, meaning that more women will represent our country in the Olympic Games than men for the first time in history.