A proclaimed adrenaline junkie, Shea Holbrook began racing cars as a teenager. Shea recently took a detour from the asphalt to the Bonneville Salt Flats as a pace driver to help set a land speed bicycle record; WSF caught up with Shea to talk about her experience in Bonneville and more.
As a female athlete from India, where girls are not really encouraged to play sport, I had always dreamt of working in the space of ensuring all girls access to sports. Thus, I knew how I wanted to spend my summer with the Women’s Sports Foundation in 2016.
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.
The 2016 Rio Olympic Games have officially come to a close and what an incredible few weeks it has been! This summer Team USA boasted a roster with 294 women, marking the most women to ever compete for any nation at a single Games. Check out how our #TeamWSF athletes performed and were a part of history.
Olympic year is finally here and the WSF is excited to celebrate and share the list of our amazing and talented athletes that will be competing in the Rio Olympic Games. Members of #TeamWSF include WSF leadership and Travel & Training and Rusty Kanokogi grant recipients.
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…
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.
On Tuesday, November 10, the Women’s Sports Foundation conducted a Leadership Institute for its GoGirlGo! curriculum hosted by the New York Junior Tennis & Learning at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in the South Bronx. The day was filled with energy as program leaders from all over New York City gathered to learn how best to implement our award-winning curriculum and get the girls at their sites active.