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Women’s Sports Foundation events bring together individuals committed to the cause of women’s sports and fitness. These gatherings provide information, celebrate achievements and offer fantastic networking and advertising opportunities. Best of all, everyone has a lot of fun at these inspiring, educational, networking and festive occasions.
BJK Showdown Event
Date: March 1, 2010
The stars will once again align in New York City, as four of the world’s top female tennis players will compete in a single elimination event that honors tennis pioneer, Billie Jean King. Invitees Serena Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams, will duel it out in the second annual BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup.
The Women’s Sports Foundation is proud to be the official charity of the Showdown.
Cost: To purchase tickets call 866-858-0008 or visit TICKETMASTER or THEGARDEN.com
Free Girls Basketball Skills Clinic
Date: January 8, 2010
The Columbia Women’s Basketball team is graciously conducting a FREE basketball skills clinic for the Greenwich Village Girls’ Basketball League and all interested girls ages 9 through eighth grade (due to NCAA rules, high school students are not eligible.)
Come have fun, build basketball skills, and learn more about the Girls’ Basketball League. Columbia Women’s Coach Paul Nixon, his assistant coaches and members of the team will be teaching this clinic.
Sixteen years ago, when local parent Harry Malakoff couldn’t find a basketball league for his then ten-year-old daughter, he and Greenwich Village Youth Council Executive Director John Pettinato founded the Girls’ Basketball League. Today, they still run this unique league which combines volunteer coaching, mentorship opportunities, and strong community and parental support with a well-run basketball league for 9-15 year old girls. The League emphasizes fun, teamwork, and a chance for everyone to play. Winning is NOT the most important goal.
For the first time this year, all eight teams in the league are coached by women. “It’s a very dedicated bunch of coaches who want to be good role models,” says former GBL player and now coach Samantha Fried of the league. “By the end of the season, the girls improve and gain confidence. It’s about teambuilding. It shows girls you can play basketball as much as the boys can.”