This Temple News article provides a brief background and insight into the work that BWSF's Tarasai A. Karega is doing with youth in the Philadelphia Area.
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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>>
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 SheroesMyrtle 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 >>
Louis Bolling's article in the phillytrib.com on the Black Women in Sport Foundation's work on promoting girls and women in sport. Read the article here.
There is a new book out you may want to see. Entitled Case Studies in Sport Development: contemporary stories promoting health, peace and Social justice, the second chapter details the story of Tina Sloan-Green, Nikki Franke, Alpha Alexander and Carole Oglesby and their bonding around their own ground-breaking book Black women in sport.
The Case Studies book is published by Fitness Information Technology and is edited by Robert Schinke and Ronnie Lidor. The second chapter “Intending to create a landmark will change you” features biographies of Sloan-Green, Franke and Alexander as well as painting a picture of Temple University and Philadelphia in 1978 when the Black Women in Sport monograph was published.