Each year, we ask a group of athletes to take part in a structured level of involvement with the Foundation through our Athlete Advisory Panel. Those selected have demonstrated support for the Foundation’s mission and the desire to do whatever they can to help young girls and their fellow female athletes. We are proud to welcome three new members: Meryl Davis, Sasha DiGiulian and Elana Meyers Taylor.
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.
Deborah Slaner Larkin took office as WSF CEO on August 1, 2014. No stranger to the Foundation, Deborah served as our second executive director from 1986 – 1992 and “returns home” to guide our efforts as we move into our fourth-decade of work dedicated to bettering the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity. We sat down with Deborah to talk about how things have changed since she last led the Foundation, what playing sports has taught her and her dream dinner party guests.
Mallory Weggemann won swimming gold at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London in the 50-meter freestyle. In 2011, we awarded Mallory a grant from our Travel & Training Fund and are proud to consider this inspirational athlete a member of our WSF Family. Mallory originally wrote the following post for her blog, “Everything Happens for a Reason,” and has graciously allowed us to repost it here. Keep reading to learn more about why the Women’s Sports Foundation is important to Mallory: