Women’s Sports Museum 3rd Annual Gala
Trailblazer Award Recipients
Former President/Commissioner WNBA CEO Orender Unlimited
Donna Orender is a highly respected corporate business leader having led growth and innovation in several high-profile companies. She has been recognized as one of the Most Powerful Women in Sports and one of News Weeks 100 most Influential people in the business of sports and is a best-selling author with her 2018 release if Wowsdom! The Girl’s Guide to the Positive and the Possible.
Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (1970-1982)
3rd Annual Women’s Sports Museum Gala Sponsors
Anonymous Supporter of Extra-Ordinary Women
Jay and Barb Lancer
Jim and Charlie Ann Syprett
Ocean Blvd. Holdings
Amie Boyle, Beth Jacobson, Audrey Robbins
Beth Green, Christina Unkel, Katharine Vestal, Jessica Blume, Liz Lowe, Lauren Lewicki, Arletha Blackman, BarbaraLancer, Scarlett Guy, Angie Lisk, Kat Hughes, Bob Davis, Kathy Whyte, Melissa DeAngelo, Donna Polito, Vanessa Opstal,
INSPIRE GIRLS THROUGH THE POWER OF SPORTS
Women’s Sports Museum 2nd Annual Gala
Trailblazer Courage Award
Donna Cheek, in 1981 became the first black equestrian of either gender to represent the United States in international competition at the American Junior Show Jumping Competition.
Trailblazer MVP Award
Rebecca Rusch made headlines for being the first person ever to ride the entirety of the 1,800-kilometer Ho Cho Minh Trail in Asia.
Trailblazer Visionary Award
Lesley Visser the only broadcaster to work telecasts for the Final Four, Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Triple Crown, Olympics, U.S. Open and World Figure Skating Championship.
Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement Award
Ann Kroger tennis player and coach who most recently served as head tennis coach and associate athletic director at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.