Women's Intersport Network dba WIN for KC
114 W. 11th Street, Suite 300
Kansas City MO 64105
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 389-4186
Fax 816- 474-7979
Mission Statement
The Women's Intersport Network for Kansas City (WIN for KC), was established in 1994 to ignite girls and women through advocating and promoting the lifetime value of sports and fitness, while providing opportunities for participation and leadership development. WIN for KC is a volunteer, membership-driven organization that operates as a program under the umbrella of the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation.
CEO/Executive Director Jessica Blubaugh
Board Chair Ms. Babette Macy
Board Chair Company Affiliation Principal, LINK
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1994
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donate via link: https://app.mobilecause.com/f/1o1g/n
For information on how to volunteer visit www.winforkc.org 
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement The Women's Intersport Network for Kansas City (WIN for KC), was established in 1994 to ignite girls and women through advocating and promoting the lifetime value of sports and fitness, while providing opportunities for participation and leadership development. WIN for KC is a volunteer, membership-driven organization that operates as a program under the umbrella of the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation.
Background Statement WIN for KC was established in 1994 as a program under the umbrella of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation. At that time WIN hosted the annual luncheon on National Girls and Women in Sports Day and a few youth clinics. WIN for KC is now a nationally recognized organization that has a separate budget of $500,000, a 24 member advisory board, and hosts dozens of events and programs each year, serving thousands of girls and women regardless of socioeconomic background annually. The annual luncheon has become a sold-out, must-attend event. WIN also takes the lead on educating the community on Title IX issues, and is a leader in bringing nationally recognized female athletes and role models to Kansas City.  Finally, we have grown the triathlon from 300 in 2008 to over 800 in 2016.
Impact Statement
Top Accomplishments of 2018: 
Hosted our annual Women's Sports Awards Celebration with close to 1,700 in attendance to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with ESPN Analyst and Olympic Softball player Jessica Mendoza at our new location - the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Conducted THREE weeks of Camp WIN with close to 900 girls ages 6-12, including over 130 girls on scholarship from community groups and organizations, in which they were introduced to 18 different sports throughout the week and experienced our Live Active curriculum. At the 2018 WIN for KC Triathlon and Duathlon, over 36 percent of registrants were women competing in their first triathlon, achieving a goal they set and worked towards. Set our WIN for KC Youth Advisory Board at 40 high school student-athletes and expanded leadership development opportunities for the group.
Goals for 2019:
Celebrate WIN for KC's 25th Anniversary by piloting some new programs and continue our current programs. Plans are being compiled now to make 2019 a year-long celebration as WIN looks back on where we've come from and look forward to what the next 25 years will bring. Collaborate with our community partners to provide additional training and coaching opportunities to our triathlon participants. Continue to offer three weeks of Camp WIN and focus on expanding our reach in terms of community partner groups and zip code span. 
Needs Statement Each of our primary events have hit maximum capacity.  In order to expand our programs to more women and girls in the community we need additional resources, both human and financial.  Our primary needs are additional partners and additional funding that will allow us to consider additional ways to deliver our events.   
As our events grow we are also finding an increased need for volunteers. The triathlon alone utilizes over 200 volunteers that help with every aspect of the race.  We will also need additional volunteers and instructors to support Camp WIN.
Service Categories
Alliances & Advocacy
Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Greetings WIN Supporters!
I am on day 7 in my new role as Director of WIN for KC and I could not be more thrilled to be part of this organization. WIN for KC and the Kansas City Sports Commission have always held a special place in my heart, as much of the foundation for my professional development was established 11-years ago during my time as a staff member of WIN for KC. With that, I am beyond excited to return just in time to both celebrate and commemorate our first 25 years - and to launch us forward into the next 25. Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work for incredibly impactful organizations including the Women’s Sports Foundation, Teach For America and most recently, Visit KC. My path traveling full circle back to WIN allows me to give back to an organization that gave me so much early on.
Sports were a huge part of my life growing up - from playing pick-up games in the neighborhood to playing softball at the collegiate level for Johnson County Community College. While I learned so much as a player, I had no way of knowing just how influential the skills I gained through being an athlete would be on my everyday life. Personally and professionally, sports have taught me so many things - from grit and perseverance, to adaptability and what it means to be part of a team. The lessons and skills that sports teach us are immeasurable and permeate almost every aspect of our daily lives.
As I watched the US Open this past weekend and reflected upon the match between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams, as well as the subsequent commentary, I was inevitably reminded how incredibly important organizations like WIN for KC are to the girls, women and future athletes of tomorrow. The programming offered is certainly timely. Camp WIN teaches important life lessons such as respect, determination and sportswomanship . The WIN for KC Triathlon & Duathlon inspires and empowers women of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes. And The WIN for KC Sports Awards Celebration honors dedication and community service. We have done so much in 25 years, and yet we still have so much work left to do. I’m excited to see what the future holds.
Let’s get started!
Description Week long sport day camp for girls that introduces them to 16 new sports and types of fitness while focusing on positive messaging. Female high school student athletes and middle school student athletes serve as role models for the campers by acting as Team Captains and Junior Team Captains. Each day we incorporate a life skills component that addresses the positive intangibles girls receive from sports and fitness participation, and is in alignment with our themes from our LIVE ACTIVE! Program - (respect, leadership, goal setting, and determination).  In 2015 we expanded Camp WIN to offer this great opportunity to over 100 more girls in our community. 
Program Budget $25,000.00
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Recreation & Sports, General/Other
Population Served Females, Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short-Term Success
1. Girls try new things and as a result feel better about themselves.
2. Girls feel happier inside
3. Camp continues to sell-out
Long-Term Success
1. Improved self-esteem and sense of empowerment for girls
2. Increase in number of girls that are active
3. Increase in number of girls willing to try new things
Program Success Monitored By We ask parents and camp attendees to fill out evaluations at the end of the week.
Examples of Program Success

Testimonials from parents: -My daughter loved the exposure to so many different sports and activities! She really took the positive lessons to heart and said she wished it was longer than just 4 days!! -I do not have enough space to let you know how much my daughter enjoyed herself. I could have not hoped for a better reaction from my 11 year old who has never played any sport until camp WIN. -The empowering messages were GREAT!

We had a new study done by KU this year but have not received the results yet. 

Description Women's-only triathlon that includes a 500 meter swim, 10 mile bike and 5K run. This event is significant because it gives us a platform to encourage and support women in their efforts to get active. In conjunction with the triathlon, we host fitness series and group workouts in order to provide opportunities for participants to properly train and prepare for the event. The fitness series and group workouts start in March and continue up to the race, which include events, seminars, and training to support women in achieving their goal. The event is one of the largest all-women's triathlons in the region and has a significant number of first-timers. For many of our athletes, completing an event like this can be life-changing.
Program Budget $50,000.00
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Recreation & Sports, General/Other
Population Served Adults, Females
Short-Term Success
1. Continue to reach first timers.
2. Provide a safe, encouraging environment to women to be safe.
Long-Term Success
1. Women who adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.
2. Grow the TriGirls program.
Program Success Monitored By Feedback from particpants and continued sell out event.
Examples of Program Success
The testimonials from participants:
  • "It was great participating with so many other women to reach personal fitness goals. - I really enjoyed seeing so many different ages/sizes/levels of women out there. It was incredibly empowering!"
  • "My completing the triathlon was a victory over negative self-talk. This experience has helped me to grow.  I am an improved person for my family, business, employees and clients. Thank you for creating this experience for me!"
  • "Thank you WIN for providing such a supportive environment of like-minded women in pursuit of personal improvement. The over-riding theme of fitness and fun radiated throughout all the prepatory events to the actual race. I am grateful to be called a triathlete!"
  • "It was a great thing for my mom and I to do together. We haven’t stopped talking about it!"
  •  "I never realized how great it would feel to cross the finish line with my daughter cheering me on!"
  • "My favorite part of the event is the fact that it focuses on and promotes Women's Health & Fitness." 
The Youth Advisory Board is made up of 37 local high school female athletes. They are selected by the WIN for KC staff following an application process in the fall.  
  • To provide mentoring & networking opportunities for the group to explore various careers in sports & fitness. 
  • To bring together a group of teens from KC who are involved with various sports and backgrounds to act and serve as ambassadors for WIN for KC.
  • To provide an avenue for Youth Board members to establish and utilize leadership skills.
  • To support WIN for KC staff and act as advisors on current youth/girl issues.
  • Youth Advisory Board members are required to attend a minimum of eight meetings through the calendar year and participate or volunteer for WIN for KC events such as the annual luncheon, Camp WIN and the Women's Triathlon. 
Expectations of the board:
  • Serve as a team captain during Camp WIN for younger girls
  • Attend WIN for KC events
  • Help recruit other team captains for Camp WIN
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Females
Short-Term Success We don’t have any guidelines to measure short term progress with the girls. This is a program that many are a part of for all four years of high school. They meet once a month for different workshops and community service.
Long-Term Success
Studies show that high school girls who play sports are 92% less likely to be involved with drugs, they are less likely to have an unwanted pregnancy, more likely to get better grades in school and have higher levels of self-esteem and lower levels of depression.  
WIN focuses on educating our high school girls the importance of staying active and having a healthy lifestyle at the same time providing them an avenue to establish and utilize leadership skills. 
We have found our Youth Advisory Board members are leaders in their classes, role models for our younger girls and continue on in college either in sports or leadership roles.
Program Success Monitored By Monitored by WIN for KC Staff.
Examples of Program Success 100 percent of the 2015-2016 Youth Advisory Board Seniors graduated from high school and moved onto a four year college.
CEO Comments
Our Camp WIN and Youth Advisory Board are two of our most successful youth programs. These programs focus on the positive things sports can teach girls both while they are playing and in other aspects of their lives. Another important component in both is the female role models. The girls in both programs look up to and admire the high school girls that serve as the mentors and team captains, as well as the adult female role models we expose them to. These relationships are models that are critical as the young girls start to develop templates for their behavior and how they view themselves. On top of all of the important messages and lessons learned (self-esteem, goal-setting, accepting others, personal responsibility, etc) these programs are fun, and ultimately, empowering! We continue to intentionally emphasize the important empowering messages and life skills lessons at Camp WIN and our Youth Board functions.

The triathlon is one of our pillar events for women. It allows us to bring all of our messaging on empowerment and benefits of fitness together. The triathlon itself is amazing, but has also allowed us to offer several training and other opportunities for women to get moving, even if they aren't participating in the event.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Jessica Blubaugh
Term Start Sept 2018
Former CEOs
Ms. Tiffany GoddardAug 2012 - Feb 2013
Mrs. Kathy NelsonAug 2012 - July 2012
Senior Staff
Title Manager, WIN for KC & Community Impact
Title Associate Manager, WIN for KC & Community Impact
Paid Full-Time Staff 3
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 300
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
We work closely with all girls and women's organizations in Kansas City, including the Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, YWCA of Wyandotte County, YMCA's, Operation Breakthrough, The Central Exchange, Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City, UMKC Athletics, the FCA, and more.
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter1996
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Babette Macy
Company Affiliation Principal, LINK
Term Jan 2018 to Jan 2020
Email babette.macy@gmail.com
Board Members
Ms. Ashley BroockerdOwner, Citrus + Sage Co.
Ms. Mary BuschmannExecutive Director, USTA Missouri Valley
Ms. Chrissy CarrClient Strategy Director, Telecom, Burns & McDonnell
Ms. Myra EveretteSenior Communications Specialist, DOE's Kansas City National Security Campus
Ms. Samantha HammontreeChief Administration Officer, Veracity Consulting, Inc.
Ms. Lisa HansenPartner, Lathrop & Gage, LLP
Ms. Kim HobbsVP Corporate Partnerships & Premium Sales, Kansas City Chiefs
Mr. Michael HolmesSVP, Sales & Business Development, Vision Media
Ms. Shannon JohnsonEVP/Chief HR Officer, UMB Financial Corporation
Ms. Andrea KimballVice President & General Counsel, Sporting Kansas City
Ms. Babette MacyPrincipal, LINK
Ms. Jana MerfenChief Information Officer, Dickinson Financial Corporation
Ms. Kate O'Neill RauberFounder & Owner, KORPR, Inc.
Ms. Scott PioliAssistant General Manager, Atlanta Falcons
Ms. Shelley RosettaPrincipal, encompas
Ms. Julie SchallerVP, HR Services, CommunityAmerica Credit Union
Ms. Rebecca SommersAssociate Creative Director, Garmin
Ms. Hillary StamperDirector, Employee Engagement, Veracity Consulting, Inc.
Ms. Patti StreeperIndependent Innovation Consultant & Coach
Ms. Brenda VanLengenNational Sports Broadcaster
Ms. Emily WardDirector of National Sales & Program Development, Key Log Rolling
Ms. Carla WilsonSenior Director for Student Support Services & Student Development, UMKC
Ms. Marcia YoukerBusiness Development, JE Dunn Construction
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 19
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 22
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 58%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
CEO Comments
WIN for KC as a program was started in 1994. The program was volunteer led for 2 years and the first staff was hired in 1997.  In 1999 WIN for KC was governed by a 5 member Executive Committee. We added a Civic Advisory Board in 2000, primarily to help with fundraising. This group was so engaged we decided to merge the 2 groups and did so in 2002, to create the WIN for KC Advisory Board. The WIN for KC Advisory Board is an amazing group of passionate and dedicated women and men. They do not have actual fiduciary responsibilities for the WIN budget (the Sports Commission board does), but the WIN board acts as is if they do. The Board meets bi-monthly and is engaged in all aspects of WIN programming and fundraising. We have been fortunate enough to add several key civic and community members to our board, such as: Anne St. Peter- Founder, Global Prairie; Brenda Tinnen - GM Sprint Center; Robin Sterneck - past Head of Commercial Unit Swiss RE; Julie Quirin - CEO St. Luke's Hospital; Amy McAnarney - Regional Director, H & R Bloch.
WIN has moved beyond a "program" and is now an "organization" and is really a movement.  Every single event and program continues to sell-out.  There is huge demand for our programs and the message of empowerment that we are delivering!
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $670,100
Projected Expenses $236,269
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data for WIN reported using internal financial documents. 
  • WIN for Kansas City is part of the Greater Kansas City Sports Foundation and financial documents for the parent organization are available for review. 
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$370,154$334,648$313,650
Administration Expense$74,598$63,929$62,884
Fundraising Expense$72,281$70,521$47,073
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.461.431.53
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%71%74%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments Currently, WIN for KC is a DIVISION of the KC Sports Commission and Foundation. WIN for KC operates under the foundation, 501C3 side of the Sports Commission. The WIN budget is separate from the Sports Commission budget. Our WIN funding revenue is broken down into the following 3 categories: Grants, Personal Donations, Events/Sponsorship. We are working hard to increase revenue in the personal donation and grant categories, and want to make sure we are not creating or hosting events just to make money. All of our events are very mission driven and well-run, but are very time consuming, especially for such a small staff.
Other Documents
Organization Name Women's Intersport Network dba WIN for KC
Address 114 W. 11th Street, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64105
Primary Phone (816) 389-4186
Contact Email slankford@sportkc.org
CEO/Executive Director Jessica Blubaugh
Board Chair Ms. Babette Macy
Board Chair Company Affiliation Principal, LINK
Year of Incorporation 1994