Category Archives: Women

soccer Women

United States women’s national soccer team championship in the 2015 FIFA Womens World Cup

July 10, 2015 – Ticker tape parade USA-womens-soccer-world-cup-ticker-tape-parade-2honoring the US Women’s team championships in the FIFA World Cup.

This is the first ticker tape parade parade honoring a female sports team, the first parade honoring the sport of soccer, and the first parade in half a century to honor any female athlete.

Truly a momentous day!

We went to this parade, check out our slideshow below:

 

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Sporting Events Swimming Women

Amelia Gade Corson, first mother and second woman to swim English Channel

amelia gade corsonAmelia Gade Corson, first mother and second woman to swim English Channel

This parade took place September 10, 1926 in honor of Amelia Gade Corson, first mother and second woman to swim English Channel

Click here to view a map of the ticker tape parade markers for achievements in swimming.

There were only two ticker tape parades thrown in honor of an achievement in the sport of swimming.

Sporting Events Swimming Women

Gertrude Ederle, first woman to swim English Channel

gertrude ederleGertrude Ederle, first woman to swim English Channel

This parade took place August 27, 1926 in honor of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim across the 21-mile expanse of the English Channel.

Click here to view a map of the ticker tape parade markers for achievements in swimming.


Watch the video of Gertrude Ederle’s parade in 1926.

There were only two ticker tape parades thrown in honor of an achievement in the sport of swimming.

Sporting Events tennis Women

Althea Gibson, Wimbledon Women’s Champion

althea gibsonAlthea Gibson, Wimbledon Women’s Champion

This parade took place July 11, 1957 in honor of Althea Gibson, Wimbledon Women’s Champion. Gibson was the first person of color, male or female, to break through the color barrier in professional tennis. Her list of historical firsts in sports is astounding and possibly unmatched by any athlete in modern history. Click here to learn more.

Click here to view a map of the ticker tape parade marker for Althea Gibson.

This is the only ticker tape parade ever thrown in honor of an achievement in the sport of tennis.

by country Olympics Sporting Events United States of America Women

Olympic Figure Skater Carol Heiss

US Olympic AthletesOlympic Figure Skater Carol Heiss

A ticker tape parade was held March 9, 1960 to honor the US Olympic figure skater Carol Heiss, a native of Queens, NY.

Click here to view a map indicating the locations of the markers commemorating the various ticker tape parades held for Olympians.