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As Title IX Turns 50, Research Shows Girls Have Yet to Receive Same Number of Athletic Opportunities as Boys Did in 1972

Emma Cooney, Caldwell U. (credit: Eli Sirota) The number of girls playing sports may be at an all-time high, but as Title IX prepares to turn 50 years old in 2022, research by the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) reveals that girls today still have fewer high school participation opportunities than ...

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Breidinger To Race WSF Toyota Camry

As the first female Arab-American driver of NASCAR and a Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) Athlete Ambassador, Toni Breidinger is raising awareness of the importance of gender equality in sports. Breidinger will race the No. 25 Women’s Sports Foundation Toyota Camry at NASCAR’s ARCA Menard’s Series General Tire 200 at Talladega ...

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Women’s Sports Foundation Welcomes New Board of Trustees Members

Scout Bassett As the nation continues to celebrate Women’s History Month, the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) is welcoming two new members to its Board of Trustees, each with their own impressive history. Scout Bassett, U.S. Paralympian and world record holder in Track & Field, and Jill Nash, a seasoned public ...

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Women’s Sports Foundation Announces Veteran Sports Business Executive Danette Leighton as New CEO

Danette Leighton Following a four-month nationwide search, the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) is proud to announce it has appointed 30-year industry veteran Danette Leighton as CEO, the seventh in the organization’s history since being founded in 1974. Leighton’s new role was ratified by the WSF board yesterday on National Girls ...

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Women’s Sports Foundation Celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day, Title IX 50th Anniv.

Casey O’Shaughnessy, Caldwell Univ. (credit: Eli Sirota) This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, the preeminent legislation that paved the way for girls and women’s participation in sport. To commemorate the milestone and celebrate the annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on February 2, the Women’s ...

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2021 Sport 4 Life Grants Serve Girls of Color in 23 States, Expanding into the Native American Community

The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) announced the 2021 grant recipients of the Sports 4 Life program, a national initiative to increase sport participation and retention of African American and Hispanic girls, and now Native American girls as well. A total of $294,000 has been awarded to 42 organizations across 23 ...

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Women’s Sports Foundation Celebrates 35th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day

courtesy Caldwell Univ. In honor of the 35th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) – a national day of observance recognizing the importance of equal opportunities in sport for girls and women – the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) will host virtual events to engage girls across the country ...

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The Women’s Sports Foundation Announces President-Elect and New Board of Trustees Members

The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) announced today its president-elect and two new members joining the Board of Trustees. World Rugby Hall of Famer Phaidra Knight was voted in as president-elect, and is joined by newly-elected Board members Brett Goodman and LaChina Robinson. Knight has been serving as a WSF Trustee ...

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Trailblazing Female Athletes and Coaches Celebrated at Women’s Sports Foundation’s 38th Annual Salute to Women in Sports

On Wednesday night, the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF)—the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in athletics — hosted the biggest night in women’s sports at its 38thAnnual Salute to Women in Sports awards gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. WSF Founder Billie Jean King and WSF President Grete Eliassen were among ...

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