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2014-02-27 16:25:28

BOSTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sports icon and humanitarian Billie Jean King will deliver the Simmons College 109(th) Commencement address Friday, May 9, at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. King won 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles in her legendary tennis career and defeated Bobby Riggs in the much anticipated "Battle of the Sexes," a historic match that changed the playing field for gender equality. King will serve as the keynote...

2013-04-24 12:26:07

Stylish and Functional Active Lifestyle Brand Uses Funds For Fashion and Good Causes LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Activyst (www.activyst.com), an active lifestyle brand that makes women's athletic bags and funds girls' sports program worldwide, has surpassed their initial goals of $25K and $50K to help fund athletic organizations supporting the growth of young women through active lifestyles. They have introduced a new stretch goal of $75K to reach young women in...

2012-11-05 08:28:00

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Girls changing the world one leadership project at a time. Since 2006 Julie Foudy, the former Captain of the USA Women's Soccer Team, has been teaching girls to be leaders not only on the field, but in life through The Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy (JFSLA). Today, Foudy announced the second annual JFSLA Choose to Matter Contest--empowering young women to confidently choose to make a difference in the lives and communities around...

2012-06-19 10:22:35

As Title IX celebrates its 40th Anniversary and counts its wins for women's sports, a new sport is ready to join the ranks. MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cheerleading, which predates Title IX by roughly 60 years, has long been an athletic outlet for women. Once primarily a men's activity, female cheerleaders quickly took over the sidelines during World War II, and never left. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110204/DC42655LOGO) It's a question as...

2012-06-14 02:22:57

CHICAGO, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 23, 1972 the passage of Title IX granted women access to the same federally funded programs as men and got millions of girls in the game. But, 40 years later there's still work to be done. As a proud partner of the Women's Sports Foundation (WSF), Gatorade is dedicated to building awareness and raising funds by launching a nationwide PSA and social media campaign and creating KeepHerInTheGame.org, where supporters can donate to...

2012-06-04 02:24:45

SHELTON, Conn., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Playtex is proud to extend its partnership with the Women's Sports Foundation and celebrate the accomplishments of active girls and women. As part of the partnership, first initiated in 2011, the Playtex® Sport® brand is donating $150,000 to further the Foundation's mission of advancing the lives of girls and women through physical activity and sport. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120604/NY17589LOGO) "With...

2012-03-28 06:23:55

-- '40 FOR 40' Event Will Honor forty of the nation's greatest beneficiaries of Title IX -- Event Scheduled for Thursday, June 21, at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC -- Scripps Networks Interactive to Serve as Supporting Sponsor CHANTILLY, Va., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) announced today that it will partner with espnW and the Women's Sports Foundation (WSF) to hold an event honoring forty women who have benefitted from...

2011-10-20 07:48:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) congratulates the Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team on receiving the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award from the Women's Sports Foundation as part of its 32nd Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Gala, held on October 19 in New York City. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110110/LA27593LOGO) Ski jumpers Jessica Jerome, Lindsey Van, and Alissa Johnson were invited to accept the award on behalf of...

2011-10-19 22:33:00

Abby Wambach, Yani Tseng, Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team and Winter Vinecki among the Influential Athletes Honored EAST MEADOW, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, the Women's Sports Foundation (WSF) honored the most accomplished women in sports and the girls they inspire with ESPN's Bonnie Bernstein as the host of the 32nd Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Gala. WSF Founder Billie Jean King, WSF President Laila Ali, Los...

2011-06-22 14:30:00

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Title IX Women's Sports Foundation Founder Billie Jean King and President Laila Ali to Lead Year-long Salute to Landmark Legislation, Say More Work to be Done; Female Athletes Receive Almost $176 Million Less Annually in Athletic Scholarship Funds EAST MEADOW, N.Y., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 40th year of Title IX, the Women's Sports Foundation is kicking off a year-long celebration of women in sports beginning June...