Founded in 1974 by tennis legend Billie Jean King, the Women's Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity. The foundation is accepting applications for the Rusty Kanokogi Fund for the Advancement of U.S. Judo.
The fund was established in 2009 to provide direct financial assistance to aspiring judo athletes with successful competitive records who have the potential to achieve even higher performance levels and rankings. To that end, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for coaching, specialized training, the purchase of equipment and athletic clothing, and/or travel.
To be eligible, applicants must be a female U.S. judo athlete in training for national and international competition.
See the Women's Sports Foundation website for complete program guidelines, information about past grant recipients, and application instructions.