Peggy Llewellyn news 2009-07-20

PEGGY LLEWELLYN NAMED FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR (SAN ANTONIO, July 20, 2009) - - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcyclist Peggy Llewellyn will be named Female Athlete of the Year by The Elements of a Champion Foundation on Monday, July 20, at the Party with...

PEGGY LLEWELLYN NAMED FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

(SAN ANTONIO, July 20, 2009) - - NHRA Pro Stock Motorcyclist Peggy Llewellyn will be named Female Athlete of the Year by The Elements of a Champion Foundation on Monday, July 20, at the Party with the Pros Awards and Gala Dinner held at Stonebriar Country Club in Dallas.

The Elements of Champions, a non-profit organization dedicated to re-depositing the elements which define champions back into sports, one student at a time, will honor professional, collegiate, and high school athletes for their extraordinary character on and off the field.

"To say I am honored and surprised to receive the award is an understatement," said Llewellyn. "My goal has always been to be a champion on and off the racetrack, and to be recognized for these efforts makes me feel like I am not failing our youth."

In 2007 in Dallas, Llewellyn became the first black female to win an NHRA POWERade event, earning an appearance in the inaugural Countdown to 4 and Countdown to 1, finishing in the NHRA POWERade season top five in standings where she recorded her post-career-best time and speed.

Off the racetrack, she is dedicated to her community by being actively involved with Women's Sports Foundation's Go Girl Go!, the primary programming which uses sport and physical activity as an educational intervention that supports girls' health and wellness in childhood and early womanhood. Independently, Llewellyn also promotes the sport of motorcycle racing, physical fitness education, and following dreams to young girls.

-credit: peggyllewellyn.com

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