GLOBAL MEET TAKES SHAPE
NEW YORK — Executives at the Women’s Sports Foundation are crunching the numbers for the first biennial Women’s Global Challenge, an international sports competition.
WSF officials are working on the details for the invitational event, scheduled to be held April 28-May 2, 1999, at various sites in Washington, D.C. Professional and amateur athletes who win specific events will turn over their prize money to a girls’ sports program in their home country.
“Everyone knows that money equals opportunity. This event offers more than competition,” said Billie Jean King, founder of the WSF, at a press event here Tuesday. “It provides a challenge to companies and sports organizations to immerse their efforts — to give every girl the opportunity to play.”
Athletes will compete in basketball, diving, gymnastics, swimming, beach volleyball, figure skating, soccer and track and field.