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WELCOME TO ELLA 
SPORTS FOUNDATION

EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP IN LATINA ATHLETES (ELLA)
 

A NON-PROFIT 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION WITH THE MISSION TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR YOUNG LATINA ATHLETES AND YOUNG WOMEN OF COLOR.

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$11,698,840
Money Saved in College Tuition: 

7,156
Female Student Athletes Reached

$38,733
Sports Equipment Donations:

$12,500
Academic Scholarships

$96,900
Money saved in Sports Camps
and Showcases:

967
Coaches Reached

ELLA IN THE NEWSA

THE STORY BEHIND “ELLA”

The story of ELLA begins with Lilly Travieso, who began playing sports at a young age. Over the years, she became passionate about playing softball and dreamed of playing the sport at a top university someday. Lilly embarked on a strenuous mental, physical, and academic journey to achieve her dream. However, along the way, she discovered the many obstacles and disparities faced by Latina athletes culturally and economically. With the help of her parents, Lilly received an award to play D1 Softball at Cornell University.

Lilly wants young Latina athletes like herself to have the same opportunities, but mostly, she wants all young female athletes to have the mentorship and support they need as they embark on their own athletic, academic, and professional journey. Lilly and her Mother, Patty, founded Empowering Leadership in Latina Athletes (ELLA) Sports Foundation with a mission to support young Latinas to become leaders of tomorrow through sports and academic excellence.

ELLA seeks to develop strong Latina leaders that will positively impact their communities while establishing their own legacy. The ELLA network provides young female athletes with opportunities to prepare themselves with college preparatory courses, high quality training, valuable networking, athletic and college mentorship, and exposure to leadership opportunities.

ELLA PROVIDES GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES TO YOUNG FEMALE ATHLETES FROM ALL AGES BASED ON THREE PRINCIPLES:

ATHLETICS

  • Camps & Showcases

  • College Recruitment Guidance

  • Coaching Podcast/Seminars

EDUCATION

  • Empowerment Conferences

  • Career Workshop and  Guidance

COMMUNITY

  • High School Ambassador Program

  • Team Equipment Donation

  • Advocacy for Women in Sports

PROGRAMS OFFERED & WAYS TO SUPPORT ELLA

  • Empowerment Workshops Conferences

  • Leadership Development

  • ACT/SAT Preparation Guidance

  • College Recruitment Guidance

  • Athletic Mentorship

  • Trainings

  • Skill Development

  • Community Outreach Programs

  • Scholarships & Sponsorships

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Professional Networking

  • Guidance in Finding Internships and Jobs

  • Jr High to HS School Guidance

  • ELLA High School Clubs

Upcoming ELLA Events

ANNUAL RECEPTION

ELLA will celebrate members, friends, sponsors and donors at the Annual Reception. Look out for our next Gala Event that will be celebrated during Hispanic Heritage Month.

To join us, become a sponsor, or donate please email co-founder, Patty Godoy at patty@ellasportsfoundation.org.

See you at the gala!

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PREMIER SPONSORS OF ELLA

GOLD SPONSORS OF ELLA

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FRIENDS OF ELLA

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SPECIAL THANKS TO:

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