We promote, honor, and empower Colorado girls and women in sport. DONATE GET INVOLVED Mikaela Shiffrin 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 Sportswoman of the Year Beatrix Hatz 2018 Track Honoree Katherine Fankhouser 2019 Kayaking Honoree Megan Rielly 2018 Skiing Freeride Honoree



Sportswomen of Colorado

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Back in 1975, Sportswomen of Colorado made history as the first organization in the country to honor the achievements of female athletes on a statewide level.

Celebration Banquet

Today, our annual Awards Celebration Banquet continues to promote and honor girls and women in sport with the biggest and arguably the most inspirational women’s sports recognition event in the state. We honor an average of forty athletes, coaches and contributors each year, including Olympians like Mikaela Shiffrin, Missy Franklin, and Dorothy Hamill, high school and college all-stars, and even great-grandmothers!


Your award nominations are welcome year-around. The annual deadline is December 31.

Sports Camps and Clinics

We empower the next generation by funding a girls sports camp scholarship program as well as pairing collegiate women’s sports teams with local elementary schools to conduct sports clinics.

Latest News Stories

Sportswomen of Colorado Celebrates 50th Anniversary

40 Female Athletes and Teams, Coaches and Contributors To Be Honored

Denver, CO – January 25, 2024 – Sportswomen of Colorado will honor the past, present, and future when they host their 50th Anniversary Awards Celebration on March 17, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.

The awards, which are presented annually, recognize the achievements of female athletes, coaches, and contributors to female athletics in Colorado. This year’s winners represent a wide range of sports, including basketball, soccer, volleyball, racquetball, and even long range golf and Ninja Warrior. Special awards include Contribution to Sport, Career Achievement, and the Dorothy Mauk Pioneer Award.

Portland Thorns and U.S. National Team soccer player Sophia Smith, Grandview High School basketball player Sienna Betts, Masters duathlete, Carol Whipple, University of Colorado basketball coach JR Payne, professional heptathlete Anna Hall, and Colorado State basketball player McKenna Hofschild, highlight the list.

Speakers Announcement

In a celebration of girls and women’s accomplishments in sports, the 50th Annual Sportswomen of Colorado Banquet is proud to announce its speakers for the upcoming event on March 17, 2024. Melissa Ward, a Captain at United Airlines, former University of Southern California basketball player, national champion, and avid golfer and Kirstie Ennis, a decorated athlete and amputee who has conquered some of the highest peaks in the world, will headline this year’s banquet.

Empowering the Next Generation

Sportswomen of Colorado, founded with a vision to empower and celebrate the achievements of female athletes, is taking a proactive approach to support the next generation of sportswomen. By supporting and funding a summer camp scholarship program and by partnering with collegiate women’s sports teams, they have directly impacted communities, sharing their expertise and passion for sports with young girls in Title I elementary schools.

Over 240 kids from the front range were impacted by the two programs in 2023 and the collaboration between Sportswomen of Colorado and local universities exemplifies the power that sports have to empower the younger generation. The ripple effect extends to families, schools, and communities.

Sportswomen of Colorado Awards Most Outstanding Players

Aurora, CO – Sportswomen of Colorado, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting and empowering female athletes, joined CHSAA (Colorado High School Activities Association) at the Softball State Championships at Aurora Sports Park to present the prestigious “Player of the Game” award to the most outstanding players in the championship game in the 3A, 4A, and 5A divisions.

Award honorees were Sadie Ross from Eaton High School, Hailey Maestretti from Lutheran, and Chatfield’s Karlie Cooledge.


Save the Date: March 17, 2024 – Sportswomen of Colorado’s 50th Annual Award Celebration

Denver, Colorado – Sportswomen of Colorado is thrilled to announce the upcoming celebration of its 50th annual award ceremony, slated for March 17, 2024. This landmark event promises to be a monumental occasion, honoring, promoting, and empowering Colorado girls and women in sports.

A Legacy of Empowerment and Excellence

For half a century, Sportswomen of Colorado has been at the forefront of championing women’s participation in sports across the state. The 50th annual award celebration stands as a testament to the organization’s unwavering commitment to the advancement of female athletes, coaches, and contributors. The event will bring together athletes, coaches, advocates, and supporters, all dedicated to fostering a culture of equality and achievement in the world of sports.

Honoring Pioneers and Role Models

At the heart of this celebration lies the recognition of over 40 remarkable women athletes, coaches and contributors who have left an indelible mark on female athletics in every sport category………

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Sportswomen of Colorado
P.O. Box 261023
Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 331-0376

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