First, BASWI stands for the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative and was started by soccer stars Brandi Chastain and Julie Foudy along with Marlene Bjornsrud, former general manager of the San Jose CyberRays women's professional soccer team. Two, BASWSI is a public benefit, nonprofit corporation with a mission to create programs and partnerships through which women athletes bring health, hope and wholeness to our community. BAWSI provides a meaningful path for women athletes to become a more visible and valued part of the Bay Area sports culture.
Yes, a cause near and dear to C and R’s heart. C and R have volunteered for them over the years.
Details: The fundraiser is Wednesday, May 4th, 2011, from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Leavey Center at Santa Clara University. Enjoy great food and beverage and try 12 different sports along with celebrated female athletes and coaches from the area’s college women’s’ teams. This just in, this is your chance to meet soccer stars Brandi Chastain and Julie Foudy, AND Stanford Women's Basketball coach Tara VanDerveer! Plus… plus, a video stop over by none other than America’s worst coach, Sue Sylvester from Glee!! Maybe she will sing a song or two.
Try to make it if you can. If not, contact them and ask how you can volunteer.