Tina Sloan Green receives Sixers Game Changer Award
Posted by Philadelphia 76ers on March 2, 2015
76ers honor a local legend as the first Game Changer
Professor Tina Sloan Green, and longtime PHENNDie, received the inaugural Sixers Game Changer Award
The Philadelphia 76ers celebratied Black History Month as they honored Professor Tina Sloan Green, Co-Founder and President of the Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF). Sloan Green was the first recipient of the inaugural Sixers Game Changer Award.
Sloan Green was recognized on Friday, February 27th at 7pm, as the Sixers battle the Southeast Division’s Washington Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers Game Changer Award recognizes local African-Americans who have used sports as a vehicle to ignite change in the community.
Michael Goings, the Sixers Director of Community Relations, stated Sloan Green was selected for her “outstanding work with the Black Women in Sport Foundation and also for being a pioneer as an African- American woman in the sport of lacrosse.”
Sloan Green is the first African-American head coach in women’s college lacrosse history. She was the head coach of the Temple women’s lacrosse program from 1975 to 1992. During those years, she led the Owls to three national championships and 11 consecutive NCAA final four appearances.
After graduating from The Philadelphia High School for Girls and West Chester University, Sloan Green made the U.S. women’s field hockey team. In 1969, she became the first African-American named to the National Women’s Lacrosse team.
In 1992, Sloan Green and three other co-founders created the Black Women and Sports Foundation—a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the involvement of black women and girls in all aspects of sport, including athletics, coaching and administration.
“I’ve been around some great people in my life,” Sloan Green said. “It’s nice that people recognize what you do. I’m just happy to be alive and able to appreciate it.”
The evening concluded with a special post-game concert performance by Grammy Award winning gospel artist, Marvin Sapp.
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