Black Women in Sports Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

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Black Women in Sports Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Logo:
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Street address: 4300 Monument Avenue
City: Philadelphia
State or Province: PA
Country: United States
Location:
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Location coordinates: 40° 0' 5" N, 75° 12' 55" W
Executive Director: Tina Sloan Green
Contact number: (215) 877-1925 ext. 320
Contact email: info@blackwomeninsport.org
Website: http://www.blackwomeninsport.org/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BWSFandYou
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BWSFandYou
Target: Girls and Women
Organization type: National NGO (operating countrywide or advocating at the national level)
Sectors: Sports
Year founded/registered: 1992

Contents

Summary

For nearly 30 years, BWSF has been providing youth programming resources for, and about women of color in sports.

About

Who We Are: History

The Black Women in Sport Foundation was founded by Tina Sloan Green, Alpha Alexander, Nikki Franke, and Linda Greene as a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of black women and girls in all aspects of sport, including athletics, coaching and administration. The Foundation is resolute in facilitating the involvement of women of color in every aspect of sport in the United States and around the world, through the "hands-on" development and management of grass roots level outreach programs.

Why the grass roots approach?

Active involvement in sport as a way of life, are character-building endeavors that are proven ways to encourage perseverance, self-discipline and teamwork. These qualities are the cornerstones to achievement in sport and in life. All young women need to develop these attributes, and it is especially critical that young black women apply additional focus in these areas to overcome the social and even economic barriers that face them at a disproportionate rate. With the guidance of BWSF mentors, program participants receive judgment-free guidance so they may maximize their true potential in and out of sport. The Foundation is unique in its ability to address the needs and dreams of young black women and girls, and to define the best ways to guide and support them in their path to life-long achievement.

The Future

While the Foundation has enjoyed over nearly three decades of successful development of young women through our programs and outreach, there is much more to do. Women's sports are enjoying a new popularity with the introduction of professional women's basketball leagues, increased sponsor support for women's athletic endeavors, and new young stars on the horizon. However, our young women in urban and rural areas still lack the financial, emotional and spiritual support necessary to rise to the level of their own brilliance. The Foundation's future focus, is to reach out to more of these young women and girls by providing soft and hard skills through sport, workshops and mentoring to help them establish a strong foundation for them to pursue their individual personal and career goals.

Activities

BWSF Calendar of Events

http://www.blackwomeninsport.org/calendar

Needs

Donate

BWSF invests in the training of future leaders. In addition to sports training, organized competition, and other athletic programming we offer life skills instruction to all of our participants. With the support of our many sponsors and supporters, we are able to maximize the effect of every dollar received. Every dollar donated helps to provide BWSF programming in under served communities. We remain committed to making every dollar count. In 2007, our administrative and fund raising expenses were less than 1% of our public support and revenue. Please help us continue this invaluable work with your donation today. BWSF is a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. BWSF's Federal Identification Number (FIN) is 23-2727877.

Monetary Donations

Mail

To donate by mail please send your check or money order payable to:The Black Women in Sport Foundation Black Women in Sport Foundation 4300 Monument Road Philadelphia, PA 19131

Online

United Way Donor Choice Campaign Monetary donations can also be given by designating a gift to The Black Women in Sport Foundation through United Way's donor Choice Campaign. To designate BWSF as your donor choice campaign selection, please provide the information listed below under the "Special Care Section" of the United Way's Donor Choice Campaign form.

•Black Women in Sport Foundation Code: #15438 •Agency Name: Black Women in Sport Foundation •Dollar amount your are donating

Since it may be months before BWSF is notified about your generosity, we ask you to contact us once you donate and let us know.

Equipment Donations

Sports Equipment: BWSF accepts items that have been lightly used or new. If you would like to donate sports equipment, you can ship it to us via UPS or other carrier to the following address. Ship To: Black Women in Sport Foundation 4300 Monument Road Philadelphia, PA 19131 Please contact us before sending equipment.

Retailers/Manufacturers

Manufacturers can donate surplus or out of date product inventory and product returns that can no longer be sold through normal channels. These donations will allow BWSF to provide and enhance athletic programs offered to underprivileged children. BWSF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Retailers can donate surplus or out of date product inventory and product returns that can no longer be sold. In addition, BWSF provides an in-store customer donation program to foster community relations and customer loyalty opportunities. Please contact us for more information.


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