Did you know that Hispanic girls are doubly hit by both gender and race disparities in sports? Every year from September 15 – October 15, WSF joins in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. This month we want to bring awareness to the difficulties many Hispanic families and girls are facing in regards to sports.
Throughout the month of February the United States comes together to celebrate and pay tribute to generations of black history. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the changes that diversity brings to sports. Join us this month as we highlight phenomenal African-American women and their incredible accomplishments in sports across our social media platforms and here on the S.H.E. Network.
On Wednesday, February 1, champion athletes and advocates alike convened on Capitol Hill to celebrate the 31st annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). Since 1987, NGWSD has empowered women and girls to get moving, embrace physical activity and push past their limits. Read on for highlights from the kick off of NGWSD 2017.
This evening we watched as nearly 70 Olympic, Paralympic, champion and elite athletes graced the stage for the 37th Annual Salute to Women in Sports at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Find out who took home our top four awards of the night and learn more about our program Sports 4 Life to which all donations from the evening were directed.
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.
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.
The month of February is a time to pay tribute to and celebrate black history. For the Women’s Sports Foundation, we would like to honor the incredible African-American women who have paved the way for future generations. Throughout the month of February, the Foundation featured Tweets to celebrate these women and their phenomenal accomplishments in sport history.
It was hard to look anywhere in the media in 2015 and not see the powerful and talented Serena Williams. Her exemplary career in a sport where so few African Americans compete makes her an important role model and inspiration for thousands of young girls and boys who hope to one day fill her shoes. The WSF is committed to increasing access to all sports for all girls and women regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or ability
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.