Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Women's Sports Foundation Salutes Golfer Yani Tseng and Other Female Athletes

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Founded in 1974 by tennis legend, Billie Jean King, the Women's Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.

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{The press release below was posted at the WSF website in August, 2011--Note world-class golf champion, Yani Tseng on the list!!! Congratulations, Yani! GGG salutes you!}

Vote For Your Favorite Sportswoman of the Year

Ando, Moore, Vonn and Wambach Among 2011 Finalists For Women's Sports Foundation Honor this October
(Photo by: Erich Spiess)(Photo by: Erich Spiess)
East Meadow, N.Y., August 30, 2011– The Women's Sports Foundation’s 32nd Annual Salute to Women in Sports will celebrate the accomplishments of the top female athletes on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The annual fundraising gala will take place at Cipriani Wall Street and will be hosted by journalist and sportscaster Bonnie Bernstein.

This year’s remarkable group of elite athlete finalists, representing 19 sports, is vying for the evening’s top honors – Sportswoman of the Year – in Individual and Team categories.

Each year, the top 10 candidates from various disciplines are chosen for the ballot, based on their record-breaking, historic, and simply amazing athletic performances. The Women's Sports Foundation recognizes these women for incredible achievements in individual and team performances, and the 2011 ballot is nothing short of extraordinary.

Athletes were considered for the 2011 ballot based on their athletic accomplishments between August 1, 2010, and July 31, 2011. Nominations for the Sportswoman of the Year - Individual and Team awards are made by sport governing bodies and the public. Sportswoman of the Year finalists will be voted on by the Foundation Awards Committee and the public beginning on August 25, through midnight E.S.T. on September 5, 2011. For the first time, voting will take place on Facebook. To vote, and browse the photo albums for Individual Sport Athlete and Team Sport Athlete finalists. To cast your vote, simply “like” the photo of an athlete in each album - Team and Individual. Fans are permitted one vote in each album.

Sportswoman of the Year honorees will be announced during the Annual Salute to Women in Sports awards gala, as well as this year’s recipients of the Billie Jean King Contribution AwardWilma Rudolph Courage Award andANNIKA Inspiration Award. The Pac 12 Conference will also receive a special tribute during the evening’s festivities. The event is supported and attended annually by star athletes, celebrities from film and television, journalists, corporate and industry leaders, sports organizations and philanthropists.

The 2011 Sportswoman of the Year finalists in the Individual sport and Team sport categories are:


Individual Sport
  • Miki Ando, Figure Skating
  • Kelly Clark, Snowboarding Halfpipe
  • Missy Franklin, Swimming
  • Carmelita Jeter, Track & Field
  • Aliya Mustafina, Gymnastics
  • Christine Nesbitt, Speed Skating
  • Yani Tseng, Golf
  • Lindsey Vonn, Alpine Skiing
  • Mallory Weggemann, Paralympic Swimming
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Tennis

Team Sport
  • Luciana Aymar, Field Hockey
  • Annika Dries, Water Polo
  • Meghan Duggan, Ice Hockey
  • Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Fran├ža, Beach Volleyball
  • Sandra Kiriasis, Bobsled
  • Maya Moore, Basketball
  • Anette Norberg, Curling
  • Shannon Smith, Lacrosse
  • Stacy Sykora, Volleyball
  • Abby Wambach, Soccer

Past Sportswoman of the Year recipients include… 
Individual: Nastia Liukin, Gymnastics; Lorena Ochoa, Golf; Erin Popovich, Paralympic Swimming; Michelle Kwan, Figure Skating; and Gail Devers, Track & Field

Team: Jessica Mendoza, Softball; Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh, Beach Volleyball; Lisa Leslie, Basketball; Serena and Venus Williams, Tennis; and Mia Hamm, Soccer

For more information or to purchase a table or tickets for this star-studded event, please contact Kerry Milhaven or

About the Women’s Sports Foundation The Women’s Sports Foundation, founded in 1974, is the leader in promoting sports, health and education for girls and women. With Billie Jean King as its founder and ongoing visionary, The Women’s Sports Foundation continues to have a profound impact on female athletics, from its vigorous advocacy of Title IX legislation to providing grants and scholarships, grassroots programs for underserved girls, and groundbreaking research. An agent for change, the Women’s Sports Foundation has relationships with more than 1,000 of the world’s elite female athletes and is recognized globally for its leadership, vision, strength, expertise and influence. For more information, please call the Women’s Sports Foundation at 800.227.3988 or visit

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Capping Off Successful Four-Year Run With Girls Go Golfing At Raritan Valley Country Club

The quartet of Lizzie Venditti, Kaitlin Flynn, Marissa Castaldo and Nicole Petrocchi combined to win the final Girls Go Golfing event last Tuesday at the Raritan Valley Country Club. It was the ninth scheduled GGG outing of the season capping off a successful four-year run. 

Venditti, Flynn and Castaldo (all of Raritan Twp.) and Petrocchi (ReadingtonTwp.) turned in a 9-hole score of 40 adding a birdie on number seven. 

Sarah Potter, Hayley Katz and Rachel Saperstein (all of Bridgewater Township) and Katie Lee (Raritan Township) completed eight holes in 33 with a birdie on the seventh hole.

In the 7-hole competition, the team of Celena Stoia, Lauren Magro and Emily Magro (all of Raritan Twp.) and Jessie Reed (New Hope) turned in a 34, while the trio of Julia Apsel, Sydney Smit and Sarah Upwood (all of Glen Gardner) and Juliet Lardieri (Raritan Twp.) carded a 25 for six holes.

The final GGG Tournament also served as a food drive to benefit the Flemington Food Pantry.  

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Stanton Ridge & Copper Hill Girls Go Golfing Events Completed,9th Girls Go Golfing Event Tee Times Posted & Flemington Food Pantry Drive Reminder

The trio of Katie Lee, Jess Wild and Nicole Petrocchi combined to win the Girls Go Golfing event last Thursday at the Copper Hill Country Club. It was the eighth scheduled GGG outing of the season with Stanton Ridge hosting the series two days earlier.

Lee (Raritan Twp.), Wild (Delaware Twp.) and Petrocchi (Delaware Twp.) turned a 9-hole score of 40 to edge the quartet of Kaitlin Flynn, Marissa Castaldo, Lizzie Venditti and Julia Tonnenssen (all of Raritan Twp.) who combined for a 42.

In the 5-hole competition, the team of Inna Dowd, Celena Stoia, Chloie Stoia (all of Raritan Twp.) and Sarah Potter (Bridgewater Twp.) turned in a 22, while the trio of Lizzie Upwood, Sydney Smit and Sarah Upwood (all of Glen Gardner) carded a 21 for four holes.

The final GGG Tournament & Food Drive to benefit the Flemington Food Pantry was scheduled to be played at the Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater this week. Other courses that hosted GGG events included Heron Glen, High Bridge Hills and Beaver Brook.

TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2011

On-site coordinator-Nancy Beebe
Adult Volunteers-Bobby Nicolson, Sooha Lee

ALL participants are asked to bring a donation for the Flemington Food Pantry: canned goods and personal hygiene items are requested.

SHOW your thanks to GIRLS GO GOLFING through your donation to the food pantry!!!

Allyson Wentworth
Kaitlin Flynn
Nicole Petrocchi
Deanna Smith

Marissa Castaldo
Katie Lee
Hayley Katz
Lizzie Venditti

Lauren Magro
Sarah Potter
Jess Reed
Rachel Saperstein

Emily Magro
Celena Stoia
Sara Hardwick

Juliet Lardieri
Lizzie Upwood

Sydney Smit
Sarah Upwood
Julia Apsel

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

8th Girls Go Golfing Event Tee Times Posted

THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2011

On-site Coordinator-Kathy Smith
Adult Volunteers-Sooha Lee, Melinda Wild

Katie Lee
Jess Wild
Nicole Petrocchi

Kaitlin Flynn
Marissa Castaldo
Lizzie Venditti
Julia Tonnessen

Sarah Potter
Jess Reed
Inna Dowd
Celena Stoia

Gianna Castaldo
Chloe Stoia
Lizzie Upwood
Lexi Semanchik

Sydney Smit
Sarah Upwood
Julia Apsel