King, Oudin and Stubbs Help Celebrate the Women’s Sports Foundation Awards

Jean King, Melanie Oudin and Rennae Stubbs Light Up the Red Carpet for
the Women’s Sports Foundation Awards in New York City

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                         L-R Billie Jean King, NBC Sports’ Dick Ebersol and Bob Costas

October 13, 2009 – New York, NY–Billie
Jean King and the Women’s Sports Foundation held their 30th Annual
Salute to Women in Sports on at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York
City. Sports broadcasters Bob Costas and Mary Carillo hosted the event
in an evening honoring women in sports.

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                                                         Mary Carillo

Those receiving special awards included legendary golfer and philanthropist Annika
Sorenstam, Chairman of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics Dick Ebersol
and Pat Summit-University of Tennessee head women’s basketball
coach and all-time winningest coach in NCAA history.

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                                                 Melanie Oudin

American Melanie Oudin is starting to get used to dealing with her new
found fame. She states that the biggest change in her life is having
people recognize her and come up to her. These days she has been very
happy to spend some time at home in Georgia.

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                                                    Rennae Stubbs
Fifty champion women athletes joined the
awards celebration including Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Nancy Lopez, Shawn
Johnson, Jennie Finch and Rachael Flatt.

The list of Women’s Sports Foundation award winners:

Sportswoman of the Year  individual winner – Courtney Kupets
Sportswoman of the Year team winner – Jessie Vetter
Wilma Rudolph Courage Award winner – Tiffara Steward
Billie Jean King Contribution Award –  The Gatorade Company given the for their long dedication to the betterment of girls’ and women’s athletics.

The Women’s Sports Foundation was founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, a life-long supporter of equality and social change. She serves as a role model for those who play with integrity and inspires champions to give back. The foundation’s mission is to advance the lives of girls and women through sport and physical activity.