The Women's Sports Foundation, founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, is the leader in promoting sports, health and education for girls and women. The Foundation continues to have a profound impact on female athletics, from its vigorous advocacy of Title IX legislation to providing grants and scholarships, grassroots programs for underserved girls, and groundbreaking research.
Developing Female Leaders for the 21st Century
The Women's Sports Foundation believes that inspired, engaged, active girls and women are better able to reach their personal and professional goals.
- Through sports, girls learn important life lessons such as confidence, to be assertive, take criticism and make decisions.
- If a girl does not participate in sports by the time she is 10, there is only a 10% chance she will participate when she is 25.
- Girls who play sports in high school go further in their education and are more likely to work full-time, including non-traditional careers, such as science, law and medicine.
For more information about our programs, please visit our website: www.WomensSportsFoundation.org.
Contact: Shari Levitz at SLevitz@WomensSportsFoundation.org or 646.490.2922