Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Empowering Women- WIN for KC

This Smithville Lake triathlon is hosted by a wonderful organization, WIN for KC! I thought I'd take some time to share who they are and what they promote. The Women’s Intersport Network for Kansas City (WIN for KC), was established in 1994 with the mission to empower girls and women through advocating and promoting the lifetime value of sports and fitness, while providing opportunities for participation and leadership development. WIN is a volunteer, membership-driven organization that operates as a program under the umbrella of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation. WIN for KC exists because its volunteers and contributors believe in the physical and emotional well being of girls and women through involvement in sports and fitness.

WIN for KC events and programs include participation and networking opportunities, leadership seminars, and promotions of women’s events. WIN also recognizes girls and women’s contributions to sport and advocates for equal opportunities. They sponsor more than 25 events each year, which allow thousands of local youth and adults to participate in sports and recreation very affordably. Studies show that girls and women who play sports have a more positive body image and experience higher states of psychological well-being than girls and women who do not play sports (Women’s Sports Foundation 2001).

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Work IT girls!!

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