Oct. 11, 2010
• Women’s Sports Foundation
MADISON, Wis. – The Board of Trustees of the Women’s Sports Foundation has invited junior Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) to attend the 31st annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Dinner in New York City on Tuesday.
Each October, the Women’s Sports Foundation gathers the most decorated female athletes together to celebrate the achievements of women in sports and to highlight the best individual and team performances of the year.
“It means a lot to have been invited to the event, especially coming off this last year and learning from some of our ambassadors in women’s hockey,” Knight said. “It’s a great honor to have been invited to a venue like this. I’m very happy that I can go and represent hockey and women in sports, and I’m looking forward to learning some things from the other people in attendance.”
This year, the Foundation intends to pay special tribute to the 2010 Winter Olympians in addition to announcing the recipients of the 2010 individual and team Sportswomen of the Year awards along with the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award and Billie Jean King Contribution Award.
Former Badger Jessie Vetter was named the 2009 Sportswoman of the Year for team sport athletes at the event last October.
The annual awards dinner celebrates all women in sports and honors those female athletes who make significant contributions to the mission of the Women’s Sports Foundation, which is to advance the lives of girls and women through sport and physical activity.
About the Women’s Sports Foundation
The Women’s Sports Foundation—the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports—advocates for equality, educates the public, conducts research and offers grants to promote sports and physical activity for girls and women. Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, the Women’s Sports Foundation builds on her legacy as a champion athlete, advocate of social justice and agent of change. We strive for gender equity and fight discrimination in all aspects of athletics. Our work shapes public attitude about women’s sports and athletes, builds capacities for organizations that get girls active, provides equal opportunities for girls and women, and supports physically and emotionally healthy lifestyles. The Women’s Sports Foundation is recognized worldwide for its leadership, vision, strength, expertise and influence.