In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, the Women’s Sports Foundation continues the ‘It Takes a Journey’ digital content series by speaking with motorsport pioneer Shea Holbrook. In talking about Women’s History Month, there is perhaps no one better currently competing in the sport of auto racing to speak with than Shea…
Throughout the month of May WSF is joining in celebrating and advocating for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, something we believe should be celebrated all year long. Through our research we know that when girls participate in sports they are not only living healthier but they are learning important life lessons.
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.
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…
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.
PowerPlay NYC is a non-profit dedicated to educating and empowering girls through sports, teaching life skills and building self-confidence and self-esteem for life. PowerPlay programs provide girls, ages 7-18, with the opportunity to feel connected, competent and confident, so they can make positive decisions about their lives and learn how to live healthy. A natural fit for our GoGirlGo! curriculum, the New York City-based program received a grant from our GoGirlGo! program in 2011.
In 2012, the Starfinder Foundation was given a grant from our GoGirlGo! grant program. The money won will fund the third year of the Soccer Girls Rule Program that provides soccer and learning experiences for underserved girls. Girls will enhance their self-confidence, resilience, and self-efficacy; increase their knowledge about physical development, healthy behaviors, and interpersonal relations; and embrace physical activity as a key component of their adolescent lifestyle.