Making her first Paralympic appearance in the Rio Games, Marybai Huking will also be the youngest member of the U.S. Goalball Team. We caught up with Marybai to discuss being a 2016 recipient of the Travel & Training Fund and all the excitement that comes with being a first-time Paralympian.
The Paralympic Games are upon us with a promise to be better than ever with unprecedented coverage and more athletes competing than before. As you prepare your viewing schedule, be sure to look out for and cheer on our #TeamWSF athletes.
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.
The Utah Development Academy (UDA) in Salt Lake City, Utah, received a Sports 4 Life grant one year ago. Coach Libby Stockstill and her UDA team reach girls that would otherwise have limited access, or no access to sports at all. WSF and UDA are working together to get more girls in the game.
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.
Meet i-tri, one of 22 grantee organizations who were selected to receive our Sports 4 Life grant, and hear from program leaders, parents and girls on how sport is making a difference in their lives. Sports 4 Life is a national effort to increase the participation and retention of African-American and Hispanic girls, ages 11-18, in developmental youth sports programs.
This year’s Athlete FaceOff is underway. Most recently, the WSF awarded 32 athletes and teams Travel & Training Fund grants with support from Gatorade and last year’s #WSFFaceOff donors. Champion athletes Brenda Villa, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana and Jamie Whitmore weigh in on what the Travel & Training Fund means to them.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will commit $500 million over the next decade to target childhood obesity across the country, organization officials announced earlier this month in New York City. RWJF is the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to public health