Women's Sports Foundation Honors DYC Professor Emeritus, Don Sabo
Sabo, a nationally-known sports researcher, received the Billie Jean King Contribution Award for his significant contribution to the development and advancement of women's sports.
Buffalo, New York – October 22, 2015 – Donald Sabo, PhD, a Professor Emeritus of Health Policy at D'Youville College received the Billie Jean King Contribution Award from the Women's Sports Foundation at its 36th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on October 20.
The Billie Jean King Contribution Award is an honor that recognizes an individual or organization who has made a significant contribution to the development and advancement of women's sports. The award, given since 1980, is presented each year at the Annual Salute to Women in Sports. Past winners include Tegla Loroupe, Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), Birch Bayh, Michelle Kwan and Robin Roberts.
Sabo, who founded and directs the Center for Research on Physical Activity, Sport & Health (CRPASH) at D'Youville is a nationally-known sports researcher. According the Women's Sports Foundation, Sabo, "has been an integral part of pushing Women's Sports Foundation's research for more than 25 years. Professor Sabo is considered one of the leading empirical researchers in the United States on girls and women in sport, especially as related to youth sports, education and health, and the struggle for gender equity in athletics."
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