Posts tagged "Women's Sports Foundation"

Mo'Ne, Mo'Ne Davis: The Future of Women in Pro Baseball

Mo'Ne, Mo'Ne Davis: The Future of Women in Pro Baseball
Mo’Ne, Mo’Ne, we’ve come a long way! Watching 13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis hurl 70-mph fastballs at the Little League World Series makes me think that a day is coming when women will become professional ballplayers. I’ve thought of that possibility often since I was denied entrance to Little League (well, T-Ball) more than 40 years ago.... Read more »

WNBA's Becky Hammon Breaks Glass Ceiling As Spurs Assistant Coach

WNBA's Becky Hammon Breaks Glass Ceiling As Spurs Assistant Coach
WNBA ‏@WNBA @BeckyHammon on Pop’s reason for hiring her: “I’m hiring you because you’re a good fit here and you just happen to be a woman.” San Antonio Spurs ‏@spurs  “I’m just thrilled for the opportunity to coach these unbelievable athletes” – Becky Hammon #GoSpursGo Retiring from the WNBA after 16 seasons won’t mean settling into a... Read more »

A Thank You Letter to Barbara Walters

A Thank You Letter to Barbara Walters
“I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn’t pronounce my R’s. I wasn’t a beauty.” Barbara Walters, I owe you, big-time. On the day of your retirement, I want to thank you for so much. Without you: I wouldn’t have seen a woman co-host a morning news... Read more »
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Open Team Tryouts For Chicago Red Stars This Week

Open Team Tryouts For Chicago Red Stars This Week
“In every passion is a profession waiting to blossom”  Anonymous Think you have what it takes to be the next Hope Solo? Abby Wambach? Alex Morgan? Megan Rapinoe? Here’s your opportunity: The Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced open team tryouts for the 2014 season will be held on Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February... Read more »

Elena Delle Donne Named Global Ambassador for Special Olympics

Elena Delle Donne Named Global Ambassador for Special Olympics
Just as the 2014 Winter Olympics gets underway, another Olympic movement begins. The Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne,  2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year, has been named a Global Ambassador to the Special Olympics in a ceremony on Friday. Delle Donne will support Special Olympics’ efforts in promoting acceptance, inclusion, respect and dignity for people... Read more »

Chicago Wolves' Mahoney A 'Maestro' At Allstate Arena

Chicago Wolves' Mahoney A 'Maestro' At Allstate Arena
Western Springs native  Courtney Mahoney is called “The Maestro” by her colleagues at the Chicago Wolves hockey club. The moniker is used particularly by Gene Ubriaco, the Wolves’ Director of Hockey Operations and the team’s first coach. “She’s like an orchestra conductor,” he says. As the Western Springs native prepares for Game Day one Sunday... Read more »
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AAGBPL's "A League of Their Own" Celebrates 70th Anniversary in Oak Brook

AAGBPL's "A League of Their Own" Celebrates 70th Anniversary in Oak Brook
“We Are Members of the All-American League, We come from Cities, near and far…We are Canadians, Irishmen and Swedes, We’re One for All, We’re All for One, We’re All-American!” All-American Girls Professional Baseball Anthem,  co-written by Pepper Paire and Nalda Bird Cleveland Indians’ legend Bob Feller was “over there.” So was the Yankees’ “Joltin Joe” DiMaggio. And Boston’s Ted... Read more »

Wisconsin Bullying Laws: Will Parental Fines Stop Bullies?

Wisconsin Bullying Laws: Will Parental Fines Stop Bullies?
In an ironic twist of fate, I find myself writing about bullying experiences just two days after a memorable and poignant reunion with members of my grade school class. Some of these same individuals, long since reformed, had bullied me when we were children. With resolution, time, and healing, we all became good friends. Good... Read more »

The Last Waltz in the Big Dance is a Big East Showdown

The Last Waltz in the Big Dance is a Big East Showdown
2013 Women’s NCAA Title Game: LOUISVILLE (29-8) vs. CONNECTICUT (34-4) 7:30 pm, ESPN Tonight’s game  at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, is hosted by the University of New Orleans. It starts at 7:30 pm on ESPN.  The Big Boy Network. Not ESPN3, or even ESPNU. ESPN. This game is historical even before the Louisville Cardinals and UConn... Read more »
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NFL says Girls Are All Right? Super Bowl Promoted Girls Through Sam Gordon

NFL says Girls Are All Right? Super Bowl Promoted Girls Through Sam Gordon
  At yesterday’s HarBowl, the NFL appeared to have any number of story lines going…brother vs. brother…Ray Lewis’ last game, Joe Flacco ultimately proving himself as a Super Bowl winner (and to my mind, just under the ‘elite’ status he craves) after five frustrating seasons….there was one story that I wondered if anyone picked up on like... Read more »
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