Venus At The 32nd Annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala
Venus. looking simply marvelous in strapless flowery number, represented tennis well tonight at the 32nd Annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Numerous other amazing women were in attendance, including Billie Jean King, Laila Ali, Julie Foudy and Emily Hughes.The Women’s Sports Foundation’s 32nd Annual Salute to Women in Sports celebrated the accomplishments of the top female athletes Wednesday night (October 19th). The annual fundraising gala was hosted by journalist and sportscaster Bonnie Bernstein.
Marvelous to see Ms.Vee out and about in New York City. Below are photos of Venus from red carpet arrival to backstage shots with Sports Woman of the Year-Team Award winner Abby Wambach!
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Congrats to the recipient of the award named in honor of the great track star Wilma Rudolph
Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team, Winner of the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award
The Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team received the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award, for the sport’s accomplishments and the athletes’ 12-year push to be allowed to compete in the Olympic Winter Games. In April 2011, the International Olympic Committee added a women’s ski jumping event (normal hill) to the Olympic Winter Games program beginning in Sochi, Russia 2014.
The Wilma Rudolph Courage Award is presented to a female athlete who exhibits extraordinary courage in her athletic performance, demonstrates the ability to overcome adversity, makes significant contributions to sports and serves as an inspiration and role model for others. This award was first given in 1996 to Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
About the Women’s Sports Foundation
The Women’s Sports Foundation, founded in 1974, is the leader in promoting sports, health and education for girls and women. With Billie Jean King as its founder and ongoing visionary, The Women’s Sports Foundation continues to have a profound impact on female athletics, from its vigorous advocacy of Title IX legislation to providing grants and scholarships, grassroots programs for underserved girls, and groundbreaking research. An agent for change, the Women’s Sports Foundation has relationships with more than 1,000 of the world’s elite female athletes and is recognized globally for its leadership, vision, strength, expertise and influence. For more information, please call the Women’s Sports Foundation at 800.227.3988 or visit http://www.WomensSportsFoundation.org.