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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 >>

    Join BWSF for a Day of Fun at the N2N Festival October 8, 2016!

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016


    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...




    BWSF Remembers Ed Snider

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Black Women in Sport Foundation Remembers Ed Snider

    Community Partnership Provided Opportunity

    for Black Girls to Play Ice Hockey 


    (Philadelphia, PA 2016) – Flyers owner Ed Snider’s impact on African-American females in ice hockey could be touted as a little known black history fact. Fact:The Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF), Philly Out-of- School Time (OST) Programs and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation (ESYHF) partnership gave young black inner-city girls an opportunity to learn and appreciate the oft-times male-dominated sport of ice hockey. They also learned discipline, determination and fun that will stay with them for a lifetime.


    BWSF Co-founder and President Tina Sloan Green stresses the importance of giving back and giving individuals an opportunity. The BWSF, OST and ESYHF partnership created a rare opportunity for a group of African-American female elementary school students from Martha Washington School. They learned to play ice hockey and were coached by an African-American female ice hockey professional, Tarasai Karega . Continue reading ...


    13th Annual Jazz Jamboree Honors Tina Sloan Green

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    13th Annual Jazz Jamboree Honors Tina Sloan Green
    with Paul Robeson “Freedom Fighter Award”


    (Philadelphia, PA April 2016) Black Women in Sport Foundation Co -Founder and  President Clementine “Tina” Sloan Green receives the Paul Robeson, "Freedom Fighter Award" in the category Athletic Ambassador. This honor is awarded in recognition of ensuring that young underserved minority students gain full exposure to nontraditional sports at the Black Women in Sport Foundation. The event was held on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from  4-7 pm at the West Philadelphia Senior Community Center, 1016-26 North 41st Street, Philadelphia, PA.        

    Read more: BWSF Press Release 13th Annual Jazz Jamboree Honors Sloan Green.pdf


    Photo: Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Sloan Green, E. Mitchell Swann, Robeson House Board & PA State Rep Vanessa Brown





    Mrs. Tina Sloan Green - Game Changer | Philadelphia 76ers

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    Philadelphia 76ers Host Ashanti sits down with Mrs. Tina Sloan Green, the recipient of the first annual Sixers Game Changer Award.  View Video Here >>