Washington D.C. Chapter

The Washington D.C. Chapter of the Sports Philanthropy Network welcomes you!  We would love to have you as one of our Ambassadors. We have many opportunities for you to get involved. Your participation in any way will help us achieve our mission – creating stronger, healthier and more inclusive communities through sport. 

Our Leadership Council is in formation so please consider applying to be part of our team.

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Sheila Weaver

Sheila Weaver is a seasoned educator, sports administrator, coach, and youth sports organizer based in Washington, DC. With a career spanning several decades, she has dedicated herself to fostering educational engagement and athletic excellence. Sheila has worked as a Summer Camp Facilitator and Volleyball Instructor for the D.C. Recreation Department Summer Program. She is currently working with the D.C. Recreation Department Girls and Women Sport, Health, and Fitness Group where she contributes her expertise to empower girls and women in sports. Her commitment to education extends beyond the field, as she is the Founder of two impactful initiatives:


The Academic and Athletic , a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promoting academic and athletic development, and, a platform dedicated to serving the needs of girls and women in sport enhancing athletic performance through cutting-edge technology and promoting NIL education for student-athletes and parents and coaches. Sheila is also an Athlete Engineer Team member at, focusing on athlete research and development. Her achievements have earned her numerous accolades, including the Legacy Award from D.M.V. Athletes In Action and induction into the D.C. State Athletic Association High School Hall of Fame and The Women’s Sports Foundation. Sheila’s extensive career and dedication to student-athletes make her a true leader in sports education.


A rich tapestry of experiences marked Sheila’s journey in the world of sports and education. Her background includes serving as the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at The University of The District of Columbia, Chair and Teacher of Health and Physical Education at R.L. Osborne H.S., and roles as Athletic Director, Physical Education teacher, and Dean of Students at various institutions. She has significantly impacted sports programs, with notable achievements, which include leading the DC JRS Volleyball Club to the Chesapeake Regional Championships and developing players who earned recognition as Washington Post All-Met and Gatorade Players of the Year. Sheila’s dedication to the betterment of student-athletes extends to her role as the Founder of the Academic and Athletic Alliance, a nonprofit that has thrived for three decades.


Her educational background, including a B.S.E. in Health and Physical Education from Drake University and an M.A. in Health and Physical Education from Kent State University, underscores her commitment to the holistic development of young athletes. Through her online courses and marketing services, Sheila continues to empower student-athletes, parents, coaches, and administrators with valuable resources and knowledge.



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