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An Annual Salute to Women Leaders in Sports Event at the Cipriani Wall Street

October 18, 2017

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Recognizing Women Leaders in Sports. The Women’s Sports Foundation is dedicated to creating leaders by providing girls access to sports. The 38th Annual Salute to Women in Sports will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street / 55 Wall Street, New York City.

Sports 4 Life initiative all started two years ago and as of 2016, WSF has awarded $194,250 in funding 40 organizations 40 organizations to serve ten thousand plus schools. Through education, public awareness and grants, Sports 4 Life’s goals is to promote a healthier lifestyle within various communities and making sports more accessible.

Facts: Did you know that 92 percent felt more confident about their body and 93 percent felt their body became healthier? Let’s keep empowering women in sports! The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), founded by Billie Jean, was created to increase participation of women and girls in the world of sports. Through various initiatives, WSF provides women and girls the opportunity to develop leadership skills, solve conflicts and work as a team. The organization partnered with companies that share the same belief and mission such as Epson. For those reasons, Sports 4 Life Program was created.

Why Award Event?

Underrepresentation in sports for women and girls is a topic that is not talked about as often because of the massive investment and spotlight men receive from media. However, the situation is slightly changing and becoming more of a hot topic due to the success women athletes have had in the past couple years, such as Mario Toorpakai Wazir. To find out more about her story click here.

The accessibility of sports showed a positive sign that Sports 4 Life is benefiting women or girls’ lives. Each year, WSF hosts an Annual Salute to honor Women leaders in sports.

The 38th Annual Salute to Women in Sports will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street / 55 Wall Street, New York City.

Co-Chairs of the event: Angela Hucles & Donna de Varona

It will be presented by ESPNW, FOX Sports, Gatorade and NBC Sports Group

Event Schedule:

  • 6 p.m. General & Private Receptions, Silent Auction and Athlete Red Carpet Arrivals
  • 7 p.m. Dinner and Awards Program

List of Awards Categories:

Proceeds of this event was dedicated to create leaders through sports.



Written by: Tae Yun Mario Kim

About GC4W:  The Global Connections for Women Foundation is not-for-profit charity organization that believes in women and girls — and their rights to create new opportunities for themselves and their communities.

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Date(s) - 10/18/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cipriani Wall Street

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