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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 >>


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 workshop.


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.



 

BWSF Night at the Phillies! Aug. 18

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Please join us at Citizens Bank Park on August 18 when the Phillies host the Seattle Mariners at 7:05 p.m. Net proceeds from tickets sold through this offer will benefit the Black Women in Sport Foundation. Please click on the link below to purchase your tickets with the special "BWSF" discount code. 

www.phillies.com/bwsf



 

Thank you to our generous funders!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

BWSF is always grateful for the support and funding we receive. Thank you to the following organizations for their recent grants and donations:


Philadelphia Sports Congress for generously donating $2,500 to BWSF for as recipient of the Robert P. Levy Community Service Award
  
The Fairmount Park Conservancy for its generous donation of $250.00 to BWSF in recognition of Tina Sloan Green receiving the Philadelphia Sports Congress Award


The Montgomery County PA Chapter of Jack and Jill of America for your efforts and generous donation in the amount of $2353.62 in support of our work


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omega Omega Chapter for awarding BWSF with $1,000 in support of our mission to increase the involvement of Black women and girls in all aspects of sport


Larry S. Newman Memorial Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation for a $426.92 grant to be used for general operating to support tennis programs for children 13 and under in Philadelphia.


The Valentine Foundation and retiring Valentine Foundation trustee and longtime BWSF friend and supporter Nancy Kirby for designating BWSF as the grant recipient of $500.





 

PBLC Presents Citation to BWSF and Tina Sloan Green

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Whereas, The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus (PLBC) and its chairwoman, the Honorable Vanessa Lowery Brown, formally recognizes and congratulates Mrs. Tina Sloan-Green on being named the deserving recipient of the Philadelphia Sports Congress’ Lifetime Achievement Award during its 2014 Annual Awards Luncheon, which will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2014, in the Wannamaker Building’s Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.