FEBRUARY 11, 2023
Off the Field NFL Wives Association selects awardees in recognition of their leadership, dedication, and contributions to making significant strides in improving the lives of women and children.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phoenix, Arizona – Fresh Start is pleased to congratulate Kim McWaters, President and CEO, on receiving the 2023 “Women of Impact Award” from the Off the Field NFL Wives Association (OTF).
Each year, OTF surveys the Super Bowl’s host city and selects awardees in recognition of their leadership, dedication, and contributions to making significant strides in improving the lives of women and children.
McWaters was honored at OTF’s 22nd annual Charity Fashion Show, a Super Bowl marquee event, that was sponsored by Neiman-Marcus and held in the luxury wing of Scottsdale Fashion Square.
McWaters joined Fresh Start as President and CEO in February 2021 after serving on the executive board for over 20 years. Leveraging her own story of resilience and dedication as a young, single mother, McWaters was recognized for her benefit for the community and for having “exhibited excellence with her accomplishments … and her extraordinary contributions in her field,” as OTF noted in their awards announcements.
Fresh Start is celebrating 30 years of supporting women in Arizona. It’s our mission to provide access and resources that help women achieve self-sufficiency and use their strength to thrive. Our ultimate vision is to create unlimited opportunities for women. Fresh Start serves over 3,000 women annually who are 18 years and older. 86% are mothers, 60% are single mothers and 64% are women of color. These women face a variety of barriers hindering their ability to be personally or financially self-sufficient, including domestic violence, generational poverty, and unemployment. Fresh Start offers focused programs, services, access to training and education, as well as employment and career services to help women reach their personal and professional goals through our Impact Program. For more information, visit freshstartwomen.org or connect with us on Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.