After 12 days of non-stop action, the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games have officially come to a close. Team USA finished having completed its most successful performance at the Games in recent history and our Team WSF athletes made terrific contributions to that success. See how our Team WSF athletes did in Rio.
The 2016 Paralympics Games are officially underway with athletes from around the world gathered to compete at the highest level. WSF is proud to have 15 individual athletes and one team competing for the United States. Team WSF is composed of WSF Leadership and Travel & Training Fund recipients.
At 18 years of age, I was at the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, as the only Indian to represent our country in the sport of table tennis. The four months leading up to the Games were full of hard work, excitement, sudden media attention and the knowledge of the expectations of an entire nation.
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.
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?
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.
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 and powerful women who have served as our President’s and guided us. We caught up with Wendy Hilliard who served as President of the Women’s Sports Foundation from 1995-1996 and continues to be an integral part of the WSF family.