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About Women’s Sports Foundation


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WE PLAY WITH A PURPOSE

Rochelle Ballard, Surfing
When I was growing up—the boys basically said, “You couldn’t ride the barrel.”

Jean Cione, Baseball
…and our 5th grade teacher says, “Oh no, you can’t play with the boys. That isn’t lady-like.”

Heather O’Reilly, Soccer
When I was in middle school and younger and I excelled at sports—I sorta tried to downplay it, because I was almost embarrassed to be good at something.

Jessica Mendoza, Softball
So many young girls try too hard to fit in and do what everybody else is doing—when really, you’re able to look yourself in the mirror and see that young girl and say, “You know what. I am awesome. This is who I am—and I am not afraid to shout it from the rooftops!”

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The Women’s Sports Foundation was founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King.

Our mission is to advance the lives of girls and women through sport and physical activity.

Cat Whitehall, Soccer
It’s so important for young girls to have equal access and opportunity. It’s given me an opportunity to play on this team—to travel the world and meet amazing people. It’s one of the best things that’s ever happened to me.

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WE EDUCATE

Ashley Fiolek, Motorcross
It just shaped my life. It helped my personality. It helped me become more self-confident. I wasn’t shy anymore. It helped me grows as a person and hopefully in my life later on too.

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WE SUPPORT

Sharon Monplaisir, Fencing
When I received a grant from the Women’s Sports Foundation in 1990, I was barely able to survive financially. And it was so crucial because that amount that was given helped me travel to a World Cup which helped me make the World Team.

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AND WE ADVOCATE

Emily Cook, Aerial Skiing
There’s an amazing future in being a female athlete. It’s been the most valuable thing in my life so far.

Jessica Mendoza, Softball
If you’re a woman or a girl and you’ve ever picked up a basketball, kicked a soccer ball—then you are part of the Women’s Sports Foundation, and we are here to help you.

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OUR VISION INCLUDES YOU

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WOMEN’S SPORTS FOUNDATION
www.womenssportsfoundation.org