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Beyond Barriers: Above the Net

The Beyond Series welcomed in the four Road 2 Tampa Bay Volleyball Invitational head coaches for an exclusive panel session with NCAA Director of Championships, Kristen Fasbender. Check out Georgia Tech's Michelle Collier, Penn State's Katie Schumacher-Cawley, USF's Jolene Shepardson, and Florida's Mary Wise as they discussed the state of the sport of #volleyball in front of over 100 women and volleyball influencers.

August 25, 2023

Tampa Bay Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Title IX

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission and TV personality Ryan Bass went behind the scenes at June's 50th-anniversary celebration of Title IX at Amalie Arena. Ryan spoke with Tampa Bay Title IX Trailblazers and other special guests to get their opinions of the impact of the legislation. The night featured a sneak peek of ESPN Films’ “37 Words,” a 4-part documentary series, chronicling the hard-fought battle for equal rights in education and athletics from award-winning directors Dawn Porter and Nicole Newnham, as well as a keynote from City of Tampa Mayor, Jane Castor and a dynamic discussion with Kimberly Davis, Senior Executive Vice President at National Hockey League, Sue Moucha, a Four-time Team USA Paralympia, and Shaniya Benjamin a Track and Field Student-Athlete at the University of South Florida. ESPN personality and softball Hall of Famer, Michele Smith moderated the evening.

July 05, 2022

Tampa Bay to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Title IX on June 23 at Amalie Arena

Program to feature a preview of ESPN Films’ “37 Words,” keynote by City Tampa Mayor, Jane Castor and an all-star power panel, moderated by ESPN commentator, Michele Smith.

June 21, 2022

Beyond Barriers: A Conversation with Stephanie McMahon and Beth Mowins

On February 27, the Tampa Bay Local Organizing Committee and presenting partner Amgen, had the unique opportunity to host WWE Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon and ESPN Play-by-Play Analyst, Beth Mowins in an engaging conversation about growing up in the wrestling business, breaking professional barriers and much more!

March 16, 2020

Beyond Barriers: Celebrating Women of Influence

A montage of highlights surrounding our Beyond Series and its 12 years of celebrating women of influence!

March 16, 2020

Beyond the Baseline: 10 Years of Impact

The Beyond the Baseline Series recently celebrated its 10th anniversary at the NCAA Women's Final Four. Initially implemented during the 2008 Women's Final Four, the series has gone on to impact major local events and has event become a staple of Women's Final Four programming.

April 12, 2019

Beyond Barriers: Because of Title IX Highlights

On February 6, guests of all ages gathered for Beyond Barriers - Because of Title IX at Amalie Arena. Held at Amalie Arena, the event featured a lineup of incredible speakers each with extensive backgrounds in sports and at the top of their game in their respective professions. The event also coincided with the 33rd celebration of National Girls & Women in Sports Day, a nationally recognized day honoring the extraordinary achievements of girls and women in sports.

February 08, 2019

ESPN's Tiffany Greene Talks Mentoring; Women's Final Four Excitement

With the Women's Final Four set to make its third appearance in Tampa Bay, ESPN's Tiffany Greene recently took the time to talk about the impact of mentoring with programs such as MediaGirlz (Girl Scouts of West Central Florida) and Press Pass (Tampa Bay Local Organizing Committee), as well as her excitement regarding championship weekend.

January 31, 2019

Beyond the Baseline Tip-Off Celebration

On November 18, 2018, the Tampa Bay Local Organizing Committee tipped-off it's 2019 NCAA Women's Final Four Legacy Programs during the University of South Florida versus Oklahoma showdown.

December 07, 2018

Beyond the Blue Line Presented by Touch is Set for Thursday, January 25

Sara Walsh to Moderate Women's Empowerment Event

January 25, 2018

Inaugural Beyond Barriers: Because of Title IX

USTA's Stacey Allaster, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist Michele Smith and other influential women in the Tampa Bay area converged on the USF Sun Dome to speak to and celebrate the achievements of Title IX and its 45th anniversary.

October 12, 2017

"Beyond Barriers: Because of Title IX " Comes to USF Sun Dome on Sunday, October 1

The event is FREE and the program will focus on preparing the next generation of female student-athletes (ages 13-18) for the road ahead.

September 29, 2017

Kathy Rinaldi, Stacey Allaster Headline Latest Beyond The Baseline Showcase

Recently, the Beyond the Baseline initiative partnered with the USTA Fed Cup Semifinals at Saddlebrook Resort to host an incredible networking and behind-the-scenes look into the event.

May 23, 2017