This evening, the Women’s Sports Foundation celebrated the extraordinary achievements of athletes and leaders in women’s sports, at its Annual Salute. Recognized as the biggest night in women’s sports, the event honored history-making athletes and executives– Allyson Felix, Jordan Larson, Kim Ng, Naomi Osaka and Larry Scott – in a national broadcast on Yahoo Sports, preceded by an exclusive reception for donors and supporters at the New-York Historical Society. The Salute was presented by WSF partners Athleta, espnW, Gatorade, NBC Sports Group and Yahoo Sports.
In a year that saw the first women coaches win Super Bowl rings, a former WNBA player become a franchise co-owner, and Team USA women in Tokyo winning 58% and 60% of the Team’s Olympic and Paralympic medals, respectively, there is much to celebrate. The power, impact and popularity of women’s sports and athletes continue to grow – with athletes serving as inspiration and role models, motivating the next generation of young girls to #KeepPlaying. WSF research has shown that sport participation provides many life-long benefits including health and wellness, goal-setting and mastery, discipline, confidence and leadership skills. While the Salute welcomes everyone to revel in the celebration, it also serves to remind people of the ongoing need for equitable access, inclusion and opportunity in sport for girls and women, and rallies all to take action in supporting the Foundation in its mission. Read More