Bay Area Womens Sports Initiative Inc.

Active Lives, Empowered Futures

Our Story


Founded in 2005 by soccer stars Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain, and sports executive Marlene Bjornsrud, BAWSI's mission is to mobilize the women's sports community to engage, inspire and empower the children who need us most. BAWSI firmly believes that all children have the right to engage in high-energy physical activity and sports to enjoy the accompanying physical, social and emotional benefits. To date, we have enrolled over 20,000 children creating active lives and empowered futures for the most vulnerable children in the Bay Area.

BAWSI's mission is to mobilize the women's sports community to engage, inspire and empower the children who need us most;.

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Contact Information


Bay Area Womens Sports Initiative Inc.
Bay Area Womens Sports Initiative Inc.
1922 The Alameda, Suite 420