BAWSI's programs are all about creating a platform for women athletes to make a positive difference in their communities. We're continually working on new ways to help girls, women, and children with disabilities accomplish big things for themselves and enjoy every minute of the experience!
Health. Hope. Wholeness. That's our hope for every BAWSI Girl. It has become a reality for thousands of girls since it was developed as our first program in 2005.
BAWSI Girls is a free weekly after-school program in which elementary school girls develop self-esteem and good health practices from role models they can admire and emulate - women athletes drawn from college, university, and high school teams.
Through a curriculum of physical fitness activities and life-affirming lessons of respect, responsibility, teamwork and dedication taught by athletes who exemplify the results of positive decision-making, BAWSI Girls have fun and develop habits and attitudes that will make them successful in life.
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Salud por Vida
If health, hope and wholeness are important for young girls trying to break a cycle of poor fitness and health practices, imagine how important these aspirations are for moms who grew up in a time and a community where sports and fitness activities were virtually nonexistent or considered unacceptable for girls.
Salud por Vida, co-located alongside the BAWSI Girls program, is designed for women in communities where obesity and diabetes are prevalent due to a lack of fitness opportunities offered in their neighborhoods.
This eight-week program provides women with expert coaching in Spanish and English with practical instruction in how to abandon sedentary lifestyles with fitness programs that are fun while increasing self-confidence and good health.
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Kids in wheelchairs can be fit. Kids in wheelchairs can even aspire to athletic fun and success.
BAWSI Rollers is a sports program for third through fifth grade girls and boys with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Similar in format to BAWSI Girls, it includes wheelchair basketball, rugby, soccer, football, volleyball, hockey, softball, bowling and other sports and games that develop hand-eye coordination, strength and confidence.
Like all BAWSI programs, BAWSI Rollers utilizes athletes that participants can identify with and learn from. World-class disabled athletes including those who have competed in the Paralympic Games serve as coaches, share stories and motivate BAWSI Rollers.
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BAWSI Dads and Daughters
Young girls need athletic role models to inspire them to take charge of their health and their lives. Dads can play a key role in taking their girls to see women athletes who look like them…women athletes.
BAWSI Dads and Daughters encourages fathers to play an active role in making their daughters sports dreams come true by creating opportunities for them to attend women's sports events together.
Former San Francisco 49er Brent Jones is spokesman for the BAWSI Dads and Daughters program that provides organized activities and group seating at local sports events featuring college and professional women athletes. Dads can subscribe to the BAWSI email newsletter to be alerted of upcoming events. READ MORE »