As an Olympic luge athlete, running was never a part of my training...epecially distance running. Having the opportunity to test myself and embark on this new journey that will challenge me in ways so different than my entire athletic career is incredibly exciting. Being able to do that and at the same time encourage awareness and support for such an incredible organization as the Women's Sports Foundation is an opportunity I coudln't pass up. It is going to be hard, it will most definitely hurt at times, but with everyone's unwavering support and encouragement I will gladly do this for women and girls that came in generations before me who never got their chance, and to keep opening doors for future generations of female athletes to push their own limits!!
Thank you for your generosity and consideration of supporting this amazing cause!
I'm also a distance running newbie so if you have any pointers...send 'em my way!!
Women's Sports Foundation wrote:
On Sunday, November 4th, the Women's Sports Foundation's team of female champion athletes will be running the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon as Official Charity Partners and will be fundraising to further the Women’s Sports Foundation’s mission to ensure access to sports for all girls. The Women’s Sports Foundation was established in 1974 by tennis icon, Billie Jean King, to advance the lives of women and girls through sports and physical activity. We believe in the power of sports to teach confidence and teamwork. We are dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring girls access to sports and the benefit there of. We provide financial fuel to aspiring champion athletes. We fund groundbreaking research. We educate. We advocate. And we help communities get girls active.Learn more about the grants we give to grassroots programs working with underserved girls, the champion athletes we support, and our latest advocacy and research by visiting www.WomensSportsFoundation.org.
Please donate to our champion athletes as they train for and run the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. Their running and fundraising efforts will inspire and benefit derserving girls across the nation!
Are you also running NYC in 2018? Join our team and run with our champion athletes! Learn More.