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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 Winners in the News 2017

    Monday, April 17, 2017



    National Girls & Women Sports Day at Temple Registration

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    Click link for registration form pdf


    Black History & Culture Showcase 2017

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Visit Black Women in Sport Foundation Exhibit at the Black History and Culture Showcase, April 15th and 16th at the PA Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets, 11am-6pm. Free Admission


    BWSF Phillies Fundraiser

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Black Women in Sport Foundation night at the Phillies.
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Phillies vs. Miami Marlins
    Game Time - 7:05 p.m.


    BWSF Essay Contest 1st Place Winner Kierra Adams

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017


    (L) BWSF Essay Contest 1st Place Winner Kierra Adams receives certificate and gift card from BWSF Interim Director Dr. Germaine Edwards; (R) Kierra Adams of the Northeast Boys & Girls Club Frankford Unit BWSF DHS OST Middle School Girls Program displays her prizes.