Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

07 April 2008

Latina elected as Prez of Women's Sports Foundation

Congratulations to Jessica Mendoza for being elected President of the Women's Sports Foundation! As a former softball player (JV in high school) I was super excited to hear the news. Then when I heard "Mendoza" I was all, "A Latina? Fuck yeah!" According to Wiki, she's Mexican-American like me...so we're probably cousins. haha!

Jessica is on the US Olympic team for Beijing. While I loathe that the games are in China, I'll be rooting for the softball team...Especially since softball was cut from the 2012 games. Lisa Fernandez, another amazing Latina and 3-time Olympic Gold medalist , has a page on her website on how we can keep the pressure on the IOC to include softball in the Olympics. Check it out. They are hoping for a return during the 2016 games.

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1 comments:

This is great news!!


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