Pro Sports Wives Day is an annual observance of the nearly half-million active and retired sports wives’ public services and all-around well being. This day of recognition spotlights the hard work and sacrifices made by the women living behind the scenes of the professional sports world.
History of Pro Sports Wives Day
Established Feb. 11, 2006, Pro Sports Wives Day is a national day of observance awarded to the Professional Sports Wives Association by the editors of Chase’s Calendar of Events. The intention behind the holiday is to recognize the wives of all active and retired professional athletes, coaches and sports executives for their support, mentorship and philanthropy. Outside of maintaining the family household, these women also run foundations, charities, and other organizations for wives in the sports entertainment industry. Contrary to their public image, sports wives’ lives are not without their difficulties. The emotional, physical, financial, stressful, and divorce situations they face are as taxing as in any other marriage. More so, in some cases. Pro Sports Wives Day hopes to provide that insight and create an environment of understanding.
More on the Pro Sports Wives Association
The Professional Sports Wives Association (PSWA) is a not-for-profit organization for wives and family members of active and retired sports professionals from associations including the NFL, MLB, NBA, PGA, NHL, PBA, MSL, and NASCAR. Their mission is to provide these women and family members with resources, support, networking and charity opportunities. They offer resources for marriage support, household management, career development, self-improvement, financial planning, and franchising. The PSWA also provides The Professional Sports Wired magazine, a trade publication offering human-interest and self-empowerment articles for wives and their spouses. The Domestic Wellness League, a non-profit educational organization introduced by the PSWA, works with on-call licensed therapists and certified specialists to provide therapeutic coaching and counseling via text, web, phone, or video. Their official website provides a therapist directory, a suicide prevention number, and an option to donate.
How to Celebrate Pro Sports Wives Day
Support the causes/foundations created or backed by sports wives you know. Research the charities to see if they vibe with your sensibilities and proceed from there. Give these ladies and their hard work a shout out on social media! Let your people know about the diligence and dedication of these terrific women and their multi-faceted lives. Do not let their efforts and struggles go unnoticed. Spread the word on Pro Sports Wives Day and every day before and after.