A A Email Print Share

Swin Cash



Swin Cash may be known as a highly decorated professional athlete, but there is more to her than points and rebounds. Swin, whose name Swintayla means "astounding woman," is the founder of Swin Cash Enterprises LLC and the founder of Cash Building Blocks, LP, an urban development company that renovates and offers affordable homes for low income families. As if that weren't enough, the McKeesport, Pennsylvania native, is the founder of Cash for Kids, a 501 (c) (3) charity with the mission to "motivate, educate, & elevate" kids. Through Cash for Kids, Swin has helped thousands of children across the nation and around the world, with a particular focus on fitness, leadership and service. Selected as the number two overall pick in the 2002 draft, it didn't take long for Swin to rack up awards and accolades. She is a five-time WNBA All-Star, two-time WNBA All-Star MVP, and a three-time WNBA Champion. Swin also is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and was voted 'Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year' in both 2003 and 2007. Swin was recently honored by the WNBA as one of the top 20 Greatest and Most Influential Players in League History. Swin has played professional basketball for three seasons in China and with WNBA teams in Detroit, Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta and New York. With the WNBA teams Swin played forward and wore number 32. The 2016 WNBA season as a member of the New York Liberty was her 15th and final year as a professional basketball player.

Swin has pursued a career as a sports journalist and on-air commentator and analyst for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, and MSG Networks. Swin is presently a commentator on CBS Sports "We Need to Talk," which is the first national all-female sports show. Swin is also host of MSG Network's "The Jeff Hornacek Experience" and In-Studio Analyst for CBS Sports Network Men's College Basketball.

Swin is a much sought-after Public Speaker who has addressed topics of: Leadership, Teamwork, Overcoming Adversity (cancer, back surgery), Health and Fitness, Fashion, Women's Issues, and Children's Issues. She is the author of Humble Journey, More Precious than Gold, a recounting of her eventful journey through her professional and personal life and her discovery of why the lessons she learned are more precious than the medals she's earned. Swin's true passion is public service and philanthropy. She has served as an Envoy for U.S. State Department in their work with children in various countries and she has served as an Envoy for NBA Africa & NBA India. She has also devoted her time to serving as a mentor to the White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships as well as the White House Fatherhood Initiative. Swin was named to The National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Board of Directors in November of 2016.

Swin has spent over a decade with the WNBPA on the executive committee advocating for players. She has received an honorary doctorate from Washington & Jefferson College for public service, and multiple awards and honor of recognition such as History Makers Awardee, Smithsonian - Heinz History Center, Alumnae Hall of Fame, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, March of Dimes New York 2016 Sportswoman of the year award, the 2016 Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights museum in Memphis, Tennessee and the 13th Annual National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award. Swin has also been awarded multiple WNBA's Care Community Assist Award's for her extensive outreach efforts. Cash enjoys talking to young people, encouraging them to believe in themselves, to achieve their goals and to become leaders in their communities. This, she believes, leads to self-confidence, self-development and is essential to helping kids "get in the game" of life.

Register now to hear Swin Cash's keynote address at this year's Spirit of Diversity Dinner.