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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