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Black Women in Sport Foundation awarded Philadelphia Women’s Basketball 2000 Grant

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October 30, 2020 Category: Sports Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: The community was on hand as BWSF received a Philadelphia Women’s Basketball 2000 grant.  (Left to right) Tina Sloan Green, Shannon George, Yusuf Bey, Nafisa Bey, Jennifer Bennetch, Ruth Birchett, and Dr. Germaine Edwards.  (Photo courtesy of BWSF)

BWSF was awarded the grant from PWB2000 during a check presentation ceremony.  


Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF) is the proud recipient of a Philadelphia Women’s Basketball 2000 Grant. BWSF received the award for over $33,000 during an informal check presentation ceremony. 

The socially distanced, outdoor event was held recently at Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey Public School located in North Philadelphia. The PWB2000 grants were awarded to deserving charitable organizations in Philadelphia for the promotion of youth sports.

PWB2000 President Dominick DiJulia presented the ceremonial check to BWSF co-founder Professor Tina Sloan Green and BWSF board member Shannon George. 

BWSF is awarded a Philadelphia Women’s Basketball 2000 grant during an informal check ceremony. (Front left to right) Danita Bates, Tina Sloan Green holding check with Dominick DiJulia, Ruth Birchett. (Back left to right) Brite Alexander and Shannon George. (Photos courtesy of BWSF)

Present for the festivities were BWSF representatives executive director Nnenna O. Akotaobi and program and communications coordinator Germaine Edwards, Ph.D..   Also on hand for the ceremony were BWSF supporter  Frank Green, Jr., and community advocates from North Philadelphia: Ruth I. Birchett,  Danita Bates, Brite A. Alexander,  Jennifer Bennetch along with her children Yusuf and Nafisa Bey.

About the Black Women in Sport Foundation

Established in 1992, the Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the involvement of black women and girls in all aspects of sport, including athletics, coaching and administration. BWSF’s work, however, is not limited to black women and girls, enrolling girls and boys in programs conducted throughout the city of Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

For more information about BWSF, visit the BWSF website at:

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