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Parity Week by Gainbridge®

Investing in the Future of Women’s Sports

Parity Week by Gainbridge: Investing in the Future of Women’s Sports is a nationwide movement to celebrate and amplify girls and women through sports and education grants. Gainbridge®, Parity, and Women’s Sports Foundation® will award $150,000 in grants to deserving organizations that support girls and women through sports and education.

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Parity Week by Gainbridge: Investing in the Future of Women’s Sports is a nationwide movement to celebrate and amplify girls and women through sports and education grants. Gainbridge®, Parity, and Women’s Sports Foundation® will award $150,000 in grants to deserving organizations that support girls and women through sports and education.

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“I founded the Women’s Sports Foundation® in 1974 with a $5,000 check and a mission to provide access and opportunity for future generations of girls and women in sports. In celebration of the foundation’s 50th anniversary, Gainbridge®, Parity, and the Women’s Sports Foundation® are teaming up to create a movement that will benefit girls and women through sports and education. These grants, which are a highlight of Parity Week, are the seeds to create long-term positive impact for so many girls and women, in sports and in life.”

 

BILLIE JEAN KING

CELEBRATING THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE OF WOMEN'S SPORTS

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In 2023, Gainbridge® launched Parity Week to celebrate the past, present, and future of women’s sports. For the second year, Parity Week will include two major sporting events sponsored by Gainbridge®: The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican LPGA Tour event; and the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge®, known as the World Cup of Women’s Tennis. This year, the flagship events will amplify the larger movement throughout the month of November. 

“Parity Week is an opportunity to celebrate girls and women in sports and education and to get people from all over the U.S. thinking about investing in their future. Our mission at Group 1001 is to transform communities through sports and education and I’m excited to watch these Parity Week grants help organizations grow.” 

DANIEL TOWRISS  |  CEO & PRESIDENT, GROUP 1001

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BY THE NUMBERS

$5,000 check that Billie Jean King received in 1974 & used to start the Women’s Sports Foundation
$150,000 IN GRANT MONEY THAT WILL BE AWARDED DURING PARITY WEEK 2024
$12M+ PRIZE MONEY DISTRIBUTED TO WOMEN ATHLETES COMPETING DURING PARITY WEEK 2023
47% OF GAINBRIDGE’S ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP SPEND IS INVESTED IN WOMEN’S SPORTS
180 WOMEN ATHLETES COMPETED DURING PARITY WEEK 2023

BE A PART OF PARITY WEEK

In honor of Billie Jean’s $5,000 check that she started the Women’s Sports Foundation® with 50 years ago, Gainbridge® and Parity will award multiple grants of at least $5,000 each, totaling $100,000, to deserving girls and women’s sports and education organizations around the country. 

Parity Athletes are encouraged to apply for grants to organize a camp or clinic in their sports, giving aspiring female sports stars an unforgettable opportunity and experience. Priority will be given to events that take place during November 2024.  

Additionally, Gainbridge® and the Women's Sports Foundation® will award a $50,000 grant in Billie Jean King’s honor to the Junior Tennis Foundation, the charitable arm of USTA Eastern, to help repair tennis courts and establish community tennis programming at Eisenhower Park in Long Island, New York. 

"The path to the C-suite is rooted in sport. Studies have shown that 94 percent of women executives played sports growing up. Parity Week by Gainbridge® will allow women athletes to use their platforms to influence the next generation."


LEELA SRINIVASAN  |  CEO, PARITY

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GRANT APPLICATION

Application closes July 1, 2024.

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Click here for the grant criteria. If you have questions on the grant or application process, please contact sponsorship@group1001.com.

BE A PART OF PARITY WEEK

In honor of Billie Jean’s $5,000 check that she started the Women’s Sports Foundation® with 50 years ago, Gainbridge® and Parity will award multiple grants of at least $5,000 each, totaling $100,000, to deserving girls and women’s sports and education organizations around the country. 

Additionally, Gainbridge® and the Women's Sports Foundation® will award a $50,000 grant in Billie Jean King’s honor to the Junior Tennis Foundation, the charitable arm of USTA Eastern, to help repair tennis courts and establish community tennis programming at Eisenhower Park in Long Island, New York. 

 

The application for 2024 Parity Week Grants is closed. Applicants will be notified of their status following our review process. Stay tuned to see who will be awarded grants! 

"The path to the C-suite is rooted in sport. Studies have shown that 94 percent of women executives played sports growing up. Parity Week by Gainbridge® will allow women athletes to use their platforms to influence the next generation."


LEELA SRINIVASAN  |  CEO, PARITY

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