We did it!
November 05, 2017
BENEFITING: Women's Sports Foundation
ORGANIZER: Women's Sports Foundation
I was raised an athlete. From my first days on this planet, I had the privelege of participating in sport at every level. I've shifted from a recreational to professional athlete and back again, stopping at every step in between. I have played soccer, run track, tried my hand at swimming and golf, before ultimately deciding to pursue cross-country skiing at the elite level. All my life, I had dreams of being a professional athlete.
Unfortunatly, for many American girls, that's never going to be an option.
A mix of culture, tradition, and socioecomic status keeps girls from getting involved in, or staying in, sport. That means that they are not only missing out on the chance to live active, healthy lives, but also the opportunity to access education, social, and career opportunities. The Women's Sports Foundation is working to change that.
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. They believe in the power of sports to teach confidence and teamwork. They are dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring girls' access to sports and the benefits thereof. They provide financial fuel to aspiring champion athletes, fund groundbreaking research, educate, advocate, and help communities get girls active.
If you or someone you know is a woman in sport, you've lived the positive impact of WSF. Help them keep making change by supporting my 26.2!