Creating opportunities for women
Consider Play It Forward Sports Foundation a philanthropic priority. We help 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 and for all women. We are dedicated to empowering women as leaders in the community, in business, as mentors and as professionals.
“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.
Breanne Wilson-Bennett is a professional hockey player for the Toronto Six of the National Women's Hockey League. When she was a collegiate athlete at Colgate University, Breanne discovered she had Type One Diabetes. Since her diagnosis, Breanne has graduated Magna Cum Laude, continued to play high-level and professional hockey in North America and Sweden, and has become a "student of the disease". She does not let diabetes rule her life and is an inspiration to all those with the disease and to young girls and women everywhere.
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.
OUR LEADERSHIP BOARD
Those dedicated to empowering women as leaders in the community, in business, as mentors, and as professionals.