The WSF is proud to share and acknowledge other programs working towards the same mission, one such program being the Women’s Sport Leadership Academy held at the University of Chichester in the United Kingdom.
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.
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.
During this season of giving, nonprofits are not only raising the important funds needed to implement their own programs, these organizations are also lending a hand to others in the field. One World Play Project and Flywheel Sports have teamed up to donate sales towards the purchase of One World Futbols for the Women’s Sports Foundation.
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.
It has been proven time and again that physical activity and sports can improve the health and well-being of American girls and women, serving to reinforce the preventative health message that girls and women deserve and need complete access to opportunities. Now, a 20-year respective study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released this month shows how children’s social skills impact their success.