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September 6, 2019

Read how two women have seen the world from the vantage point of a bicycle seat. We hope that our experiences inspire you to embark on your own adventure! 

Bicycle touring is my favorite way to see new lands and I have one family to thank for introducing...

July 5, 2019

The skill level of women's soccer has impressed the world as we watch the 2019 World Cup soccer players in awe. The U.S. faced England in the semi-finals and they gave us a great match.  Whereas the growth of women's soccer in the U.S. has been credited to the passage...

April 18, 2018

Malinda Case swims for many reasons.  Swimming started, as with most of us, as childhoodd fun.  As an adult, she swam for her mental health.  And as she’s aged, now in her mid 70’s, she swims for overall fitness, social interaction, and a bit of competitive enjoyment....

January 21, 2018

The first official Winter Olympics happened 30 years after the start of the modern Olympic Games. In 1924, the winter games were born in Chamonix, France though they weren’t initially recognized as the Olympics; the competition was known as the “International Winter Sp...

November 10, 2017

Molla B. Mallory (1884-1959) 

Molla Mallory was an American tennis champion in the early part of the 20th century but few know of her mark on women’s tennis. Born in Norway, she became a naturalized US citizen. She won eight US tennis championships (1915–1918, 1920-1922...

October 15, 2017

More than a tennis legend, Billie Jean King is known for being a champion of women’s equality.  

The movie “Battle of the Sexes” tells the true story of the epic tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King.  King, at the time, was the number one female te...

October 2, 2016

When most people turn 60 they start to dream about retirement.  Diana Nyad is not "most people".  She decided, at the age of 60, that this was the perfect time to pursue her dream, a dream to do something that no other human being had done before (without a shark cage*...

August 18, 2016

On Saturday, August 13, 2016, 94 year old Dot Wilkinson was awarded the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Arizona Softball Foundation.  This was the first time the award was presented.  Dot was a catcher for the PBSW Ramblers from 1933-1965 and an dangerous batter...

August 17, 2016

1964 Olympics - Tokyo, Japan

The images in this post are all from vintage trading cards.  The 1964 games were marked by several firsts: they were the first telecast, meaning they didn’t have to fly the film internationally before it was shown on TV, and they were the fi...

July 30, 2016

Rome, Italy

The 1960 games were the first to be nationally broadcast in North America. TV was still relatively new and most TV stations broadcast in black and white. In sports, while some opportunities were increasing for women, women still only comprised 11% of all co...

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