This evening we watched as nearly 70 Olympic, Paralympic, champion and elite athletes graced the stage for the 37th Annual Salute to Women in Sports at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Find out who took home our top four awards of the night and learn more about our program Sports 4 Life to which all donations from the evening were directed.
Today we hosted the 2016 Athlete Leadership Connection where 80 athletes came together to learn practical experiences and skills to advance in their athletic careers and when transitioning from their playing careers to their next professional challenge.
At the age of 11, Amy Cozad decided she wanted to give diving a try over swimming and quickly the dream took hold to one day compete for Team USA. Now at the age of 25, she is making her dream a reality competing in the women’s synchronized 10-meter diving event at the Rio 2016…
Inspirational Triathlon Racing International (i-tri), in East Hampton, N.Y., received a Sports 4 Life grant one year ago. Founder Theresa Roden and the i-tri family work to reach the ever-growing Hispanic community in their area and give all girls access to sports and their endless benefits. WSF and i-tri are working together to get more girls in the game.
As we get older, it becomes increasingly more important that we pay attention to chronic diseases and staying healthy at all ages, giving special attention to mental diseases that have a greater risk with age. The good news is that we may already have part of the key to prevention — staying active.
On Sunday, April 17, and Tuesday, April 19, WSF traveled to Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore and to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, to kick off our new initiative, Candid Conversations. This new program focuses on answering the universal question the vast majority of student-athletes face upon graduation: what will life be like after sport?
A two-time Travel & Training Fund recipient, Maia Shibutani stopped by the Women’s Sports Foundation headquarters in NYC to talk about why the funding has been crucial to her continued success on the ice, what it’s like to skate as a sibling pair, her pre-competition ritual and more.
Over the weekend hundreds of young athletes converged in Irving, Texas for the 2016 USA Judo Senior National Championships. We are thrilled to share that present among the hundreds of young men and women were eleven recipients of our Rusty Kanokogi Fund grant.
This March as we celebrate Women’s History Month we would like to celebrate our history at the Women’s Sports Foundation and the incredible women who have served as our Presidents. We spoke with former WSF President Angela Ruggiero to ask her how she translates her skills on the ice to the business world, why it’s important to her that all girls have access to sports and more.
This March as we celebrate Women’s History Month we would like to celebrate our history at the Women’s Sports Foundation and the incredible women who have served as our Presidents. Hear from Dominique Dawes, who served as President from 2005-2006, on her beginnings with the WSF, what is most important in her life these days and why she is still a promoter of equality for all girls.