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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 >>


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.


 

BWSF Featured in Daily News

Thursday, July 10, 2014

BWSF is still riding high from the wonderful and positive feedback and exposure we have received from Tina Sloan Green's recent Lifetime Achievement Award and BWSF's Robert P. Levy Community Service Award, both from the Philadelphia Sports Congress. Click here to read a piece on Tina Sloan Green by Tyler Tynes in the Daily News.