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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 >>


    BWSF Essay Contest 2017

    Tuesday, February 07, 2017

    BWSF is conducting an essay contest. All students in grades 5th – 12th participating in BWSF programs are welcome to compete.


    In 300 words or less, on one written 8.5” x 11” page or less, write your answer from one of two essay topics.


    Download the essay contest Application here.

    Download the essay contest rules and topics here.

    Submit all contest applications to: contest@blackwomeninsport.org.


    Follow this link to complete the application and essay online :







    Join the BWSF Board!

    Monday, December 12, 2016

    The Board of Directors of the Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF) is seeking individuals passionate about supporting the advancement of girls and women of color in all aspects of sports. We are looking for new Board Members who believe in our mission and are willing to serve and be actively engaged in their governance role.


    Skills Desired:

    • Budgeting/Auditing
    • Fundraising
    • Critical Thinking
    • Management
    • Sports/Fitness – Coaching Administration
    • General Education
    • Community Partnerships
    • Board Development
    • Human Resources
    • Marketing/Social Media
    • Public Relations
    • Legal


    Requirements & Commitment:

    • Background Check
    • The Board of Directors meets once each month via conference call and actively fundraises and oversees the Foundation’s operations
    • Financial contribution and service required for participation on the Board


    If interested in making a difference with this dynamic organization, please send your resume and all inquiries to Lynnore Thames ( lynnorethames@aol.com) and Tina Sloan Green (tinabwsf@temple.edu).


    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...