Women Athletes Who Influence Both Sport and Society
Female athletes make amazing role models by promoting involvement in sports and physical activity. These female athletes are compelling and have strong work ethics. These females compete in athletics, reveal respect in their games and equally participate in charitable work. Some of the female athletes who influence sport and society equally are:
Serena presents her undying passion on the court through her game with ruthless aggression. Serena Williams has won Grand Slam titles, two mixed doubles titles and women’s doubles titles. She was also known as the ‘Queen of the Court’. In this light of stunning accomplishments and great achievements in career, she has off-the-court involvement in charity work. She works to fight for breast cancer, and her charity work focuses on helping communities or individuals. She also ensures to give people access to education. She works in Kenya and rural Uganda to help people escape poverty through life livelihood projects and education. Serena Williams is number one in women’s WTA singles, but she is never behind in helping others.
Maria Sharapova, the Russian tennis player, became the world No.1 in 2005. Sharapova has given her hard earned money as donations to the Great Ormond Street Hospital. She indeed has a huge heart, and to the kids, she is exceptional. She donates her earnings as a part and also contributes her time. In fact, Sharapova’s charity deeds include giving access to modern technology. This beautiful tennis star participates in Sole 4 Souls charity showing her global involvement. Each year, she distributes around 10 million pairs of shoes to those in need.
Lindsey challenged men and was a prominent ski racer. She won Olympic bronze and gold medals and four world cup titles. Lindsey was a successful American ski racer. Lindsey was honoured “the sportswoman of the year” award and she was involved with the Wings for Life foundation when she was not skiing. This is the foundation funding spinal cord research and helps injured veterans, and wounded warriors.
Yamaguchi was famous for her success in the Olympics as a graceful skater. One thing she was continuously doing was helping children by founding Always Dream Foundation. This assisted young children in school programs, improved literacy and reading skills. In fact, the organisation supports underprivileged children and also conducts summer camps for disabled kids. Encouraging and helping children to work towards fulfilling their dreams come true was Yamaguchi’s passion, and for that, she used technology in the California Bay Area at a dozen schools to teach students.
Mia Hamm, the great soccer player, played from 1987 to 2004 for the women’s U.S national soccer team is a recipient of a gold medal at the Olympics, besides winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup. But, after she lost Garret Hamm, her brother, from a bone marrow disease, she raised funds and created The Mia Hamm Foundation. She dedicates a portion of proceeds to the foundation, and in sports, she creates more opportunities for young women.