On the heels of International Women’s Day and in the midst of Women’s History month, 20 talented, female Paralympians of Team USA are about to embark on the experience of a lifetime as competition kicks off this weekend for the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics. The Paralympic movement and the fight for equality go hand-in-hand, and it…
Few people have overcome adversity in the way Paralympian Scout Bassett has. Born in Nanjing, China and losing her leg in a fire left Bassett on the street at just one and half years of age. She was found and taken to a nearby orphanage where she lived for the next seven years. Suffering from…
Women’s sports want your support. Since the implementation of Title IX in 1972, female participation in athletics has grown from one in 27 to now two in five, yet women’s sports are less than 2% of sport stories in the media. Together we can change that and it starts by getting in the stands.
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.
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.
25 years ago, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990. The Women’s Sports Foundation believes that all girls and women, no matter the ability, have the right to participate in sports and physical activity for its immeasurable benefits.
After nine days of incredibly exciting competition, the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games came to close on Sunday night in Sochi. Alpine skiers Alana Nichols and Stephanie Jallen and Nordic skier Tatyana McFadden – three Paralympians representing #TeamWSFinSochi – come away from the Games with two silver medals and a bronze between them. How did each athlete fare?