FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Represents Women's MX at the Billie's
Women's Sports Foundation Event
Tania was one of the 40
world's most phenomenal female athletes in the
ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
L to R: Cory Coffey (BMXer), Kristin Ulmer (Skiier),
Sarah Burke (Skiier), T (MOTO), Grete Eliassen (Skiier),
Lyn-z Hawkins Adams (Skateboarder), Aimee Mullins
(Runner, WSF President) Mary Osborne (Surfer), and
Beth Heiden-Reid (Speed Skater)
Once again Tania Satchwell, former WMA Pro
champion, represented women's motocross at the 2008 Women's
Sports Foundation's Billie Awards.
From Press Release: Thirty five years ago this year, Billie Jean
King beat Bobby Riggs at the Houston Astrodome in the notorious
“Battle of the Sexes.” Families, teammates and friends gathered
around televisions in record numbers to watch history in the
making. With an audience of 50 million, the tennis match is
still the most-watched in history. The widespread media coverage
had a profound cultural impact, as it allowed people across the
world to see what was literally thought impossible – a woman
defeating a man.
Tania waves to the
audience during the Athlete march.
On the anniversary of the Battle of the
Sexes, there is perhaps no greater example of how media coverage
shapes our perceptions. The Billie Awards, held on Tuesday night
in Beverly Hills, Calif., recognizes the positive power the
media possess. Actress Sharon Osbourne, Desperate Housewives
star Doug Savant and Rapper Master P were just a few of the
celebrities who joined Nancy Lieberman, Tracy Austin, Michelle
Kwan and 40 of the world's most phenomenal female athletes in
the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Billie Awards were presented to four members of the media who
have done an extraordinary job in their portrayal of girls' and
women's sports. In an age of continued struggle to see equal and
positive representations of women athletes in the media, those
contributions are lifeblood to evolution.
"It's great that we all come out here to celebrate this. Women
athletes don't get enough publicity and recognition for what
they do. Hey Babes, I'm on your side,” said Sir Elton John.
Each honoree was presented with an award crafted by Alexandra
Nechita. Nechita, a 22-year-old internationally acclaimed
artist, has created awards for the GRAMMYS and is known for her
passionate presentations of social issues in her pieces.
For more information on Billie Award winners and nominees go to