Now celebrating its 14th year, the Beyond Series is a legacy program started by the Tampa Bay Sports Commission and hosted in conjunction with major sporting events in Tampa Bay. The initiative is focused on gathering and empowering local women of influence and as a result, over 1000 local women have participated in the Beyond Initiative over the past 12 years. Since its inception at the 2008 NCAA Women’s Final Four, the legacy program has grown exponentially and become a staple at each of the major events hosted in Tampa Bay. 


Previous Events

 Beyond Barriers: 50th Anniversary of Title IX
Tip-Off Celebration
 Beyond Barriers: Because of Title IX
  Beyond Barriers: Because of Title IX


Beyond the Goal Line
Beyond the Baseline
  Beyond Barriers  
Beyond the Blue Line

Beyond the Baseline
Beyond the Blue Line
Beyond the Baseline
Beyond the Blue Line




  • Tampa Bay Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Title IX
    July 05, 2022
    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.
  • Tampa Bay to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Title IX on June 23 at Amalie Arena
    June 21, 2022
    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.
  • Beyond Barriers: A Conversation with Stephanie McMahon and Beth Mowins
    March 16, 2020
    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!
  • Beyond Barriers: Celebrating Women of Influence
    March 16, 2020
    A montage of highlights surrounding our Beyond Series and its 12 years of celebrating women of influence!
  • Beyond the Baseline: 10 Years of Impact
    April 12, 2019
    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.
  • Beyond Barriers: Because of Title IX Highlights
    February 08, 2019
    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.
  • ESPN's Tiffany Greene Talks Mentoring; Women's Final Four Excitement
    January 31, 2019
    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.
  • Beyond the Baseline Tip-Off Celebration
    December 07, 2018
    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.
  • Beyond the Blue Line Presented by Touch is Set for Thursday, January 25
    January 25, 2018
    Sara Walsh to Moderate Women's Empowerment Event
  • Inaugural Beyond Barriers: Because of Title IX
    October 12, 2017
    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.
  • "Beyond Barriers: Because of Title IX " Comes to USF Sun Dome on Sunday, October 1
    September 29, 2017
    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.
  • Kathy Rinaldi, Stacey Allaster Headline Latest Beyond The Baseline Showcase
    May 23, 2017
    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.

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