Thursday, April 17, 2008

Billies raise over $1million

The Billies, the annual awards event hosted the Women's Sports Foundation (and sponsored, in part, by ESPN), took place a few nights ago in LA. The awards recognize outstanding media coverage of women's sports in a variety of genres. This year's ceremony also recognized the 35th anniversary of the Billie Jean King's win over Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes.
And the winners were:
Under Armour for their Boom Boom Tap campaign in the Breakthrough and Innovation category.
The movie Chak! de India in the film category. [Is it time for me to complain again about how I have yet to see this movie?!?]
Kathrine Switzer won in the journalism category for her account of "crashing" the Boston Marathon in 1967, before women were allowed to enter. Her book is called Marathon Woman.
And Lesley Visser won the outstanding journalist award.

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