Welcome to Simply Women Ohio!

We are a small charitable organization started and maintained by students in the Yellow Springs, Ohio school district. Please click here for more information about the history of the organization and our annual fundraiser, the Simply Women 5k Run/Walk for Women and Girls.

Our goals reflect the reach of Simply Women Ohio:

  • Increasing participation of girls in sports and an overall lifestyle of health and fitness
  • Demonstrating and emphasizing how being part of a team or group of fitness-minded women can be fun and build a sense of community
  • Developing broader support structures in the Yellow Springs community for young women participating in sports and other healthy activities

Our activities focus on these goals and include not only the annual 5k event, and purchase of uniforms and equipment for local female athletics, but also educational programs for girls in middle/high school in collaboration with Yellow Springs Schools, 365 Project and the Human Relations Commission, and the Yellow Springs Police Department.

Annual Simply Women 5k run/walk for women and girls

Please join us in 2016 the 8th Annual Simply Women 5k on Saturday, June 25th at 9:00am!  This is an opportunity to make a tremendous and lasting impact on an entire community of young women. Because of our sponsors and participants, we are able to do some pretty amazing work in lives of girls. We have been told by participating women of all ages (ranging 4-80 years, so far) that the 5k event alone has been life changing! Wow! For information about the 2016 5k please click here.

For 2015 race results and photos, click here.

2015 Leadership in Athletics Award

Simply 2015 Leadership in Athletics AwardWomen Ohio had the honor of presenting the 2015 Simply Women Leadership in Athletics award of $500 to Jesi Worsham. Her leadership, both academic and athletic, stands out. Jesi is a member of the National Honor Society, and did significant work with Project Charlie and SPIDEE. In athletics, she is always kind and supportive of her teammates, as well as willing to calmly address any issues that come her way. This young woman’s hard work and excellence in the classroom, in volleyball, in soccer, and in softball, for four years, make her the obvious choice. She just signed with Clark State to play softball. Jesi is the fifth YSHS graduate to receive this award following Rachele Orme in 2014.

L-R: Molly Hendrickson, Alice Miller, Jesi Worsham, Paloma Wiggins

Introducing Newest SWO Board Student Representatives

Student reps SWO 2016

Top L-R: Alice Miller, Molly Hendrickson Bottom L-R: Jude Meekin, Hannah Lawson, Sara Zendlovitz

This year brings change to the Simply Women Ohio Advisory Board. Molly Hendrickson ’16 and Alice Miller ’16 are off on their college adventures this fall. Planning ahead, we identified three young women to join us. Their names are Sara Zendlovitz, Jude Meekin, and Hannah Lawson. Sara, Jude and Hannah are freshman at YSHS. You’ll be seeing them much more very soon, but we’d love to quickly introduce you to them right here. Sara is a competitive swimmer, and has been for about 10 years, but her favorite thing to do is ride horses. Jude enjoys swimming and running track/cross country, and has also been swimming competitively for around 10 years. Hannah does horseback riding, and is on the track team at school. She likes to read and play the cello.

6/8/16 is Pre-Registration Deadline

June 8th is the pre-registration deadline. Register online or have your mailed in registration mailed by June 8th and be guaranteed a t-shirt and string bag with SWO 2016 color and logo! Not sure? Don’t worry, you can register any time including packet pick-up at Yellow Springs High School on June 24th (6-8pm), online or mail-in, […]

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