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Nomination period is OPEN for our 3rd annual Woman of the Year Award

 

“Nominees shall be tackle football players who possess a charitable heart and believe in the value of community service. They are known by their peers as having good character, a generous spirit and innately putting others before themselves.” **

  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday, June 23rd, 2024. No submission deadline extensions will be permitted. Up to three (3) current players may be nominated per team.
     

  • Nominations to be reviewed and voted on by an independent selection committee. Honoree determined via The Borda Count Method.
     

  • Recipient will be announced on July 12, 2024.
     

  • An In-person presentation ceremony will be arranged.
     

  • A $500 donation made to the recipient’s charity of choice and $500 to player’s team’s travel fund
     

  • Restricted to tackle teams in the continental United States

 ** Nominees need only meet these criteria. There is NO requirement that they hold any official position within their charity of choice.

 

Inquiries & Questions - Dana Sparling at wgfdana@gmail.com

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“Nominees shall be tackle football players who possess a charitable heart and believe in community service. They are known by their peers as possessing good character, a generous spirit and innately putting others before themselves.”

RASHIDA FORD

Award Ceremony held in Baltimore, MD on September 16th, 2023
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  • $1,000  donation awarded by our organization to POP, Inc.

  • $500  Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Certificate awarded to the Baltimore Nighthawks

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TINOI JONES

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Celebrating Tinoi Jones

WGF's Inaugural Woman of The Year Honoree

Tinoi is an Outside Linebacker, Defensive End and a Captain for the Washington Prodigy Women's Tackle Football Team. Known as a compassionate, commanding leader by her team mates, she has been playing the game for over 5 years.

Off the field, Tino’I has always had a heart for service. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Spelman College and her master’s in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University, Tino’I began her career in mental health as a behavioral specialist and community support worker. She supervised patients, taught them essential life skills, and helped rekindle and repair family relationships. After obtaining her counseling license Tino’I advanced to clinical supervision, eventually working as a counselor and clinician for D.C. public schools. The stars aligned when she worked at DCPS; her school decided to form a girls’ flag team shortly after she started. Tino’I was head coach of their girls’ flag team for almost four years.

Currently Tino’I serves as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant for the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health, where she provides mental health consultation services to early childhood care facilities for children from birth to age 5, involving a wide range of complex psychosocial and developmental issues, and directly provides prevention and early intervention services for children and families. Tino’I is also an on-call overnight clinical supervisor for Catholic Charities. That’s right; Tino’I works in the community during the day, practices and plays football in the evenings, and then provides clinician guidance through the night. She has quite literally devoted her life to service, leadership, and teamwork.

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Tinoi's Charity of Choice is Fostering Life, to whom we donated $500 in support of their mission.

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2022 Runner-Up Nominees

(In Order)
Katelyn Bailey - Oregon Ravens
Nhandi Brown - New York Wolves
Cheryl Williams  - E. Tennessee Valkyrie
Angela Bennett - Nebraska Valkyries
Shelita Witherspoon  - Gulf Coast Monarchy
Cheryl Vance - DC Divas
Monique Boone - Cali War
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