Play It Forward Sport Foundation Inc. + Women's Pro Sports
empowering women ~ cultivating leaders ~ changing the social landscape
A female owned and operated company, PIFS was established by two women to advance gender equity in sports at all levels. A primary objective is to create and enhance more opportunities for women as professional athletes, as managers, as leaders in the profession. To that end, we’ve created a unique and contemporary model that empowers female athletes to play forward their talents and sport experiences by educating, training and nurturing other athletes and the community. As sport ambassadors ‘off the field’, they’ll be able to extend their potential earnings as professional athletes. In turn the communities they are impacting will play forward their support by engaging in and attending women’s pro sports events.
January 11, 2017
March 23, 2016
East Meadow, New York, March 23 2016 - Play It Forward Sport will support a new girl’s hockey program developed by the New York Islanders at the Northwell Health Ice Center.
“We are happy to be part of this new, independent, girls program. It is our mission to support those who believe in the enhancement of women in sports and creates opportunity for girls to train and compete in a nurturing and empowering environment”- Digit Murphy Founder of Play It Forward Sport
The New York Islanders and their practice facility the Northwell Health Ice Center have launched plans to field a girls 12u and 14/16u program for the Fall of 2016. The teams will train and compete exclusively at the world class Northwell Health Ice Center in East Meadow, NY. The players will be offered top coaching from experienced female coaches, team practices, skills sessions and off ice training.
Play It Forward Sport will play an integral role in curriculum implementation and supporting the future growth of the players and overall program development. Players will be offered guidance in pursing their goals as student athletes and prospective leaders in their athletic community.
Coupled with the backing of the New York Islanders, Play It Forward Sport is confident and excited in the Islanders Elite Girls Hockey Program. Both organizations are thrilled to be in support of the players and their determination.
March 22, 2016
The level of prize money awarded to male and female tennis players is the subject of intense debate, after the CEO of the tennis club which hosted the BNP Paribas tournament said women were riding on the "coat tails" of the men’s game.
Raymond Moore suggested that if he were a "lady player", he would “go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport. They really have.”