“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…”
(Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 1681)
These 37 words comprise Title IX, the statute that first opened the doors of opportunity for women in sports. Making no mention of athletics, quickly after its passage, the broad language of Title IX quickly permeated all aspects of education, including sports. Forty-five years later, we are still working to advance gender equity in sports at all levels, and there is much work to be done. This is Title IX 2.0.
Bring young athletes to intercollegiate and professional athletic events so that young girls and boys know these opportunities are available to them.
Support professional sports leagues by working with their athletes to find supplemental employment opportunities so that they can afford to play.
Educate, support and mentor coaches at all levels and provide them with the tools they need to succeed as coaches.
Educate, support and mentor players at all levels and provide them with the tools they need to succeed as leaders.
By supporting Play It Forward Sport, a 501c3 non-profit, you will be making an important contribution to advance gender equity in sports.
Learn the stories of women who have gained opportunities to become proven winners in their areas of expertise, on the ice or on the field through this educational and inspirational self‐guided digital museum. Their stories speak to how they have achieved greatness though hard work, against the odds through the support of mentors, the change in gender inequities and policies including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 1681.
With the creation of the United Women’s Lacrosse League, we have generated over 100 new PIFS ambassadors. These are some of the top lacrosse players in the world who bring a wealth of accomplishment and knowledge to the team. All of our partner athletes embody the values that we strive to promote, beginning with equality.
We are honored to support these athletes in our mission to create a sustainable professional women’s sports model and proud to have them Playing It Forward through Sport!
The Leadership Board members should consider Play It Forward Sports Foundation a philanthropic priority. We ask the Leadership Board to help incredibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals. We will be looking for insights and strategic thinking as this foundation will be the catalyst for the professional women’s sports leagues. We are dedicated to empowering women as leaders in the community, in business, as mentors and as professionals.