"the 1000 Women Challenge" fundraising campaign.
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For over 25 years BWSF has been a national organization that provides youth programming to children and facilitates the development of resources for and about women of color in sports.
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    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

    The Foundation of a Pioneer

    Monday, April 20, 2015

    Now Showing...
    "The Foundation of a Pioneer"
    A Video History of the Black Women in Sport Foundation



    Tina Sloan Green to be Honored

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    Tina Sloan Green to be Honored for her Work with BWSF and Lacrosse at
    the 2/27/15 76's Game.

    Video produced  by Brad Nau


    The Black Women in Sport Foundation Announces “The 1000 Women Challenge.”

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    The Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF) is excited to announce “The 1000 Women Challenge.” an ambitious fundraising campaign to contact at least a thousand women in an effort to increase BWSF’s ability to create more opportunities for African American girls to participate and excel in sports. Read more here.


    BWSF to Provide Sports at New ACCE Summer Camp

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Church of the Advocate Summer Camp is Affordable, Artsy, and Awesome

    Advocate Center for Culture and Education (ACCE) launches programming for young people at the historic Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. While most opportunities for the summer are winding down, ACCE is just getting started.  ACCE Summer camp is for children 6-13 years of age who have an interest in the arts …you don’t need to have any experience just a passion for trying something new.

    The last few weeks of August are challenging ones as parents look for opportunities to keep children engaged in stimulating, low cost activities, in a safe environment. ACCE proposes to do all of these things and more.  The camp will give caregivers a preview of what will be available in the fall after school program, while filling that awkward gap between the end of summer programs and the beginning of the new school year. Excellent art programming is a wonderful way to ease young minds into a new school year by firing up those creative centers.

    The ACCE summer camp will run August 18 –through August 22 at the The Church of The Advocate located at 1801 Diamond Street.

    Families can get a taste of what ACCE has to offer by joining the one week Summer Arts Camp, which will introduce the community to partners, like Black Women in Sport Foundation. BWSF will offer campers a taste of tennis. Black Women in Sports continues to play a critical role in making sure that young people are introduced to non-traditional sports.  Mighty Writers, now in its sixth year of teaching  Philadelphia kids (ages 7 to 17) to think and write with clarity so they can achieve success at school, at work and in life. Mighty Writers will offer a three day Comic Madness workshop; campers will learn to create original comic books,  Claymobile  created  in 1994 as the outreach arm of Claystudios will offer Claymation workshops. Campers will work with clay and have their clay creations transformed into animated stories. Art Sanctuary a long time friend and Advocate partner will offer theater and dance workshops with artist Wanda Moore. 

    If you are a parent, caregiver or young person who has an interest in arts and sports this is the camp for you! One week of camp is $25 or just $5.  ACCE will serve breakfast and lunch and campers receive all of the supplies they need for each worksho

    Click here to download the application


    What a great speech!

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Did you miss seeing our president and co-founder Tina Sloan Green's acceptance speech at the Wannamaker Awards? Don't fret. We have a transcript you can read and will soon upload the video. 

    Click here to read her speech or view the video below. 

    Watch Dr. Alpha Alexander's introduction of Tina Sloan Green below or click here to read her speech.  Dr. Alexander is a BWSF co-founder and board member.