Throughout the United States this week, women have been celebrated and lauded for their significant contributions to humanity and athletic achievements.
Paying homage to legendary champions, girls on the local field and unsung heroines of sport, the Women’s Sports Foundation, Women Sports Film Festival and Women’s Sports Museum have rightfully spotlighted women and girls in sport.
“This year marks the 45th anniversary of the landmark legislation, Title IX, and now, more than ever, it is critical for us all to be united in continuing to uphold and support the rights that it provides to all people,” Billie Jean King said earlier this week.
At the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) 38th Annual Salute to Women in Sports awards gala in New York City, the founder of the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in athletics led the presentation of the “biggest night in women’s sports.”
“As we come together tonight to celebrate the groundbreaking achievements and progress made in women’s sports this year, let’s continue to look forward and work smarter and harder for women and girls in sports each day,” said King, whose life is re-enacted by Emma Stone in the recently released movie, ‘Battle Of The Sexes.’
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