BIZWomen’s Sports Foundation Set to Host 36th Annual Gala by Staff Post October 16, 2015 Now is the time to celebrate women in sport. On Tuesday, October 20, the Women Sport’s Foundation will be holding their 36th Annual Salute to Women in Sports in NYC. The event is to celebrate and honor the female athletes who have set the stage and raised the bar for women’s athletics.Billie Jean King founded the Women’s Sports foundation; she had the dream to create a foundation that was dedicated to creating leaders in all walks of life by ensuring that girls have the access to sports. The Foundation also highlights research, advocacy, and grant programs that advance participation and leadership opportunities for women in sports. Every year at the Gala the following awards are given:-Sportswoman of the Year-Billie Jean King Contribution Award-Wilma Rudolph Courage Award This year’s nominees represent 18 sports and six different countries:Individual Sport:Simone Biles (Gymnastics)Kelly Clark (Snowboarding)Anna Fenninger (Alpine skiing)Natalie Geisenberger (Luge)Hannah Kearney (Skiing – freestyle)Jessica Long (Paralympic swimming)Tatyana McFadden (Paralympic Track & Field)Inbee Park (Golf)Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (Figure skating)Serena Williams (Tennis)Team Sport:Talita Antunes & Larissa França (Beach volleyball)Lauren Chamberlain (Softball)Cherrelle Garrett & Elana Meyers Taylor ( Bobsled)Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze (Sailing)Kimberly Hall (Volleyball)Hilary Knight (Ice Hockey)Carli Lloyd (Soccer)Maya Moore (Basketball)Maggie Steffens (Water Polo)Malaika Underwood (Baseball)It is sure to be a wonderful night, stay tuned into Double G Sports for Red Carpet coverage! Post Views: 1,226The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsStaff PostLatest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsAnnual Salute to Women in SportsBillie Jean KingWomen's Sports Foundation Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionServing Up Smiles Virtual EventCan't Miss Posts! Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy discusses International Swimming League and Summer Olympics by Nicholas Durst | posted on November 9, 2020 Who is Steve Cohen and what does his purchase of the Mets mean for fans? by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on November 1, 2020 NFL amps up memo; asks players to wear mask on sideline and in the locker room by Mecca Lennon | posted on November 5, 2020 You Know I’m Right, Episode 55: ESPN’s Doug Kezirian (Audio) by Nicholas Durst | posted on November 24, 2020 You Know I’m Right, Episode 50: Steve Cohen’s Huge Impact, NFL Media Rights (Audio) by Nicholas Durst | posted on November 5, 2020More in BIZ You Know I’m Right, Episode 55: ESPN’s Doug Kezirian (Audio)On the 55th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Professional Baseball Player Taking Over Custom Shoe GameOne great thing about professional, college, and high school sports leagues is the much... Who can you expect to see at Mike Tyson’s Return to the Ring Against Roy Jones Jr?Hosted by Mario Lopez, the highly-anticipated return of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.... The NFL and Visa pair to host 2021 Super Bowl LV cashlessThe Super Bowl will not accept cash for the first time in 55 years.... The Biggest Play Nobody’s Talking About From Mets-Dodgers Game 5 The G-Spot: Lamar Odom Fighting For Life, Tom Brady Makes Risky Business Partnership?