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.
Inspiring speeches, inspiring stories, inspiring people all working to inspire the next generation of leaders. This year has been a break through for women in sports as we saw multiple firsts including the first female MLB analyst, the first female NFL referee and much more. Barriers are being broken down and at the 36th Annual Salute it was a time to come together and celebrate all of these outstanding accomplishments, as well as unite to do more.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White are the first American ice dancers to win the World Title and currently hold world records for the free dance and short dance. We recently caught up with Meryl to talk about her impact on social media, what the work of the Foundation means to her and what she has been up to since winning Sportswoman of the Year last fall.
Each year, the Women’s Sports Foundation celebrates the incredible performances of an individual sport athlete and a team sport athlete at the Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards gala. As we prepare for this year’s Annual Salute and a new group of highly talented and inspirational women take to the stage, we decided to reflect back on those who have come before.
In celebration of February’s Black History Month, we are sharing the stories of ten incredible history-making athletes, who are also some of the best of all-time: Alice Coachman, Track & Field: Coachman, who passed away in July of 2014, was unable to compete in the Olympic Games as they were cancelled in 1940 and 1944…
Competition for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games is well underway! We really couldn’t love more watching amazing athletes’ gold medal dreams come true. While we are certainly be cheering for every single Team USA athlete, we are especially excited to watch the U.S. Women’s Biathlon Team, curler Allison Pottinger, ice dancer Maia Shibutani, snowboarder Jamie Anderson, bobsledders Jazmine Fenlator and Elana Meyers, aerial skier Ashley Caldwell, skeleton racers Katie Uhlaender and Noelle Pikus-Pace and ice hockey players Julie Chu and Jessie Vetter. Why? As Travel & Training Fund grant winners, WSF Family members and WSF Sportswoman of the Year Award winners, these athletes make up our #TeamWSFinSochi contingent.