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Women Athletes will be recognized and honored during annual Salute to Women in Sports event

New York- The Women in Sports Foundation will be celebrating women athletes that used their platforms to talk about systemic racial injustice on October. 14.

The Women in Sports Foundation will host the annual Salute to Women in Sports, which will recognize women who voiced their opinions about racial injustice issues and used their platforms to raise awareness about equality. The mission and purpose of the foundation is to make sure that girls and women can use their platforms and showcase representation in their sporting careers.

“I am encouraged and optimistic about the opportunity for true, meaningful change in our world, thanks to the powerful voices and bold actions of female athletes and leaders this year,” said WSF Founder Billie Jean King. “As we know, sport is a microcosm of society; it gives athletes a powerful platform to connect, unite and inspire both on and off the field of play. We at the Women’s Sports Foundation appreciate all the athletes and leaders who advocate alongside us for equality, and we are delighted to honor them at our Annual Salute to Women in Sports event."

Laila Ali will be hosting the event, which will feature athlete and guest appearances including: Academy Award-winning actress and founder of the new women’s soccer team Angel City, Natalie Portman; two-time FIFA World Cup Champion Carli Lloyd; six-time Super Bowl Champion quarterback Tom Brady; WNBA Champion and MVP Candace Parker; and many more.

The event will be produced by Yahoo Sports on October, 14, 8pm, ET.


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