EVENT EMCEE - Charity Blackwell is a spoken word artist, emcee, and poetry specialist who has spent several years contributing to the arts scene in DC and across national platforms. She has performed her original work on international networks such as BBC News, DC United Audi Field for the game

opener, the Women’s Sports Foundation, Major League Soccer Network, The Lincoln Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Hirshhorn Museum, Dock 5, and numerous stages across Washington D.C. and the east coast. Most recently Charity was featured in a Volkswagen ad for America Scores that played during the Women's World Cup, if you haven't seen it already check out the awesome clip here.

Medal U.S. winning squad at the 2004 Greece Olympics. Cat's post-playing career has led her to call various U.S. Women’s Soccer friendlies as well as the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament. She did color commentary for ESPN at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany. She was also one of the lead analysts during both the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

PANELIST - A 10-year veteran defender for the U.S. Women’s National Team and player-coach for the Boston Breakers in the National Women’s Soccer League. Cat Whitehill was a member of the USWNT from 2000-2010, participating in the 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cups. She was also part of the 2004 Gold






Thursday, October 3rd, 2019, 6:00PM - 9:00PM


Morton's The Steakhouse
Winter Garden Atrium

2 Seaport Lane, Boston 


This year, Boston Scores celebrates girls and women in sport. Sport has the power to change lives. By teaching girls teamwork, self-reliance, resilience and confidence, sport is one of the great drivers of gender equality:

  • Girls who participate in sports are more likely to experience academic success and graduate from high school than those who do not play sports.

  • Female high school athletes are 41% more likely to graduate from college within six years compared to female high school students who did not participate in sports.

  • Women and girls who participate in sports have lower drop out rates, have lower pregnancy rates, and are less likely to use drugs, than non-participants

Situated just steps from Boston's World Trade Center, Morton's The Steakhouse is a fixture in the city's burgeoning Waterfront district. The Morton's dining experience includes a unique wine collection, prime-aged beef, signature sides and elegant desserts - all included as part of our Celebration menu.


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PANELIST - Bekah Splaine Salwasser is the Executive Director of the Red Sox Foundation. In her role, Bekah helps realize the ambitious vision of the Foundation, which is to make a difference in the lives of children, families, veterans, and communities in need by providing them with health, educational,

and recreational opportunities. Prior to joining the Boston Red Sox, Bekah was the Executive Director for Scholar Athletes, a nonprofit organization whose mission is aligned with Boston Scores - to support academic achievement through athletics. Bekah also worked as the Community Relations Director for the Boston Celtics for 5 years and as the Executive Director of the Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center. Prior to that, Bekah played soccer professionally with the Boston Breakers women's professional soccer team.

PANELIST - Lisa Markland is the Assistant Director of Training at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society. As a former collegiate athlete at Northeastern, she competed in track and field and is a two time American East Champion, former New England Champion, and was a 

national ranked competitor. Lisa used her bachelor’s degree to work at the state level for the Department of Social Services as a social worker for several years. She also dedicated her time and resources to support disenfranchised young adults achieve their GED, enroll in community college, and gain skills to function as productive citizens of society. Lisa has spent 15 years working in the social justice arena as a facilitator for the Center for the Study of Sports in Society’s nationally accredited program Mentor’s in Violence Prevention (MVP).

Boston Scores is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization and an affiliate of America SCORES.