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    • THE FOUNDATION
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    • BWSF SHEROES

    Black Women in Sport Foundation

    Established in 1992, the Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the involvement of black women and girls in all aspects of sport, including athletics, coaching and administration. BWSF’s work, however, is not limited to black women and girls, enrolling girls and boys in programs conducted throughout the city of Philadelphia and surrounding areas. More>>

    BWSF Programs

    Since its inception, the Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF) has offered educational and athletic instruction to girls, with a particular focus on those attending schools located in disenfranchised neighborhoods in the Philadelphia area. While fencing, tennis, lacrosse, golf, soccer and softball are areas of specialization, they are not the only sports utilized in our programs. More>>

    BWSF Sheroes

    Myrtle Leary Thompson Koger - Educator & Lover of Tennis

    Myrtle Leary Thompson Koger, the daughter of the late Annie Mitchell Leary was born May 12, 1926 in Somerset, Pa. At an early age, Myrtle and her younger sister Ramona became a part of Frannie and George William Thompson’s family. Among the youngest of the seven Thompson children, Myrtle loved the great outdoors, and spent hours exploring her beloved Pennsylvania countryside. More >>


    IN THE NEWS



    Become a BWSF Coach Today!

    Tuesday, December 06, 2016

    BWSF is now Hiring!

     

    We are seeking to employ Coaches who are athletic, creative, energetic, and love working with children!

    Coaches are needed for morning Pre-K sports (weekdays between 10am-12pm), after school sports (weekdays between 3:30pm-6pm), and Fun Fit Fridays (7am-9:30am). Sports include, but are not limited to, lacrosse, tennis, field hockey, soccer, fencing, and golf.

     

    Internship and Volunteer opportunities are also available!

     

    To apply, please send your resume and availability to Paulette Branson at blackwomeninsport@gmail.com.

     


     

    Join the #GivingTuesday Movement on Tuesday, November 29, 2016!

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016


    Last year, over 700,000 people and 40,000 organizations in 71 countries participated in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

    One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community, and what better place to start than with Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF)? On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, you have the opportunity to support us in a tremendous way, by making a gift using the "Donate" link on the left of our homepage! 

    BWSF serves over one thousand (1,000) youth each year, and it’s critical that we maintain adequate resources to deliver on our promise of providing safe, quality programs. To do so, we rely heavily on in-kind donations and philanthropic organizations dedicated to increasing opportunities for youth in underserved communities, so we urge you to take the next step in supporting the involvement of our young girls and women in sport by supporting BWSF on #GivingTuesday.

    Join our team, and play your part! Make a difference today!
    $25 – Winner
    $75 – Champion
    $250 and up - Trailblazer

     

    Penn Relays 2016

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    Runners with BWSF Ties Lace Up for the Penn Relays Carnival:  

    Chanel L. Lattimer, Esq. and Amira Warrick Prove the Joy of Running is Ageless

     

    Chanel L. Lattimer, Esq.      Amira Warrick  

     

    (Philadelphia, PA April 2016) Running is fun for all ages. Lady track and field athletes with Black Women in Sport Foundation backgrounds are living proof as they bring the heat to the 2016 Penn Relays Carnival. BWSF Executive Board Member, Chanel L. Lattimer, Esq., and former BWSF Coach/Mentor Amira Warrick, will be participating in the Penn Relays Carnival, taking place April 28-30, 2016, at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, PA.

     

    For Lattimer, an Associate Attorney, Intellectual Property Department at Cozen O’Connor, this is her third decade of competition at the Penn Relays. “I ran in the Penn Relays in high school and in college and now in corporate…3 decades of running,” said Lattimer.

     

    She does it because it’s been a positive experience for her, one that she wants to share. “I got my law firm to sponsor a team last year and again this year,” said Lattimer. “I’ve always had a great experience at the Penn Relays and felt it would be a great experience for my colleagues.”

     

    Lattimer will be competing in the 2016 Corporate Distance Medley Relay (DMR) Championship of America as part of the Cozen Team, the Cozen O’Connor Champions. Her teammates are Megan Feehan, Mark Vacha and Chris Boyle. This year, 32 teams will compete in the DMR.  Continue reading...

     

     


     

    BWSF Remembers Ed Snider

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Black Women in Sport Foundation Remembers Ed Snider

    Community Partnership Provided Opportunity

    for Black Girls to Play Ice Hockey 

     

    (Philadelphia, PA 2016) – Flyers owner Ed Snider’s impact on African-American females in ice hockey could be touted as a little known black history fact. Fact:The Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF), Philly Out-of- School Time (OST) Programs and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation (ESYHF) partnership gave young black inner-city girls an opportunity to learn and appreciate the oft-times male-dominated sport of ice hockey. They also learned discipline, determination and fun that will stay with them for a lifetime.

     

    BWSF Co-founder and President Tina Sloan Green stresses the importance of giving back and giving individuals an opportunity. The BWSF, OST and ESYHF partnership created a rare opportunity for a group of African-American female elementary school students from Martha Washington School. They learned to play ice hockey and were coached by an African-American female ice hockey professional, Tarasai Karega . Continue reading ...


     

    13th Annual Jazz Jamboree Honors Tina Sloan Green

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    13th Annual Jazz Jamboree Honors Tina Sloan Green
    with Paul Robeson “Freedom Fighter Award”

     

    (Philadelphia, PA April 2016) Black Women in Sport Foundation Co -Founder and  President Clementine “Tina” Sloan Green receives the Paul Robeson, "Freedom Fighter Award" in the category Athletic Ambassador. This honor is awarded in recognition of ensuring that young underserved minority students gain full exposure to nontraditional sports at the Black Women in Sport Foundation. The event was held on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from  4-7 pm at the West Philadelphia Senior Community Center, 1016-26 North 41st Street, Philadelphia, PA.        

            
    Read more: BWSF Press Release 13th Annual Jazz Jamboree Honors Sloan Green.pdf

     

    Photo: Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Sloan Green, E. Mitchell Swann, Robeson House Board & PA State Rep Vanessa Brown