Expanding Opportunity: The Power of Play

NGWSD 2017 recognizes athletes, coaches, athletic directors,  parents and lawmakers who are committed to Expanding Opportunity for all girls and women.

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Grete Eliassen

Six-time Winter X Games medalist, Four-time U.S. Open champion, Freeskiing

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Amara Mbionwu

PowerPlay NYC Coach; Former women's basketball forward, Columbia University; Bowie, Md.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20:  Softball player Lauren Chamberlain attends the 36th Annual Salute to Women In Sports at Cipriani Wall Street on October 20, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Lauren Chamberlain

NCAA All-Time Home Run Record Holder in Softball; 2015’s #1 Overall Draft Pick to the USSSA Pride from Trabuco Canyon, California

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15:  Skiier Alana Nichols attends the 35th Annual Salute To Women In Sports event at Ciprani Wall Street on October 15, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Alana Nichols

Six-time Paralympic medalist, first American to win Paralympic gold in both a winter and summer sport, alpine skiing and wheelchair basketball

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Janil Cohen

8th Grade Participant at Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership

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Jeaney Martinez

Girl Participant at South Bronx United in New York City, age 17

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Angela Hucles

Women’s Sports Foundation President, Two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Cup bronze medalist, Soccer

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Maria

Girl Participant at i-tri in East Hampton, N.Y., age 17

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Shannon Schneeman

Executive Director, America SCORES New York

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Jazmin Matos

Alumnae of StreetSquash in New York City

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