February 7, 2018 marks the 32nd Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). NGWSD is a day to celebrate the extraordinary achievements in girls’ and women’s sports and the positive influence athletic participation brings to their lives. NGWSD recognizes the ongoing effort towards equality and access for women in sports and the nation’s commitment to expand sport and participation opportunities for all girls and future generations.
On Tuesday, 2/6, we will be dedicating the varsity girls basketball game versus Fremont HS to NGWSD and will be making an extra effort to celebrate the work of our female sports teams on campus. We have invited all of our MV sports programs to attend, as well as youth groups and teams from Kennedy Middle School. The athletic department would love to have you there as well, cheering on our athletes! We are offering free admission to any students who would like to attend the game that night and show their support for our female athletes. We are linking the event the the TimesUp movement which has been fighting to increase gender equality and to bring to light many of the issues that women have had to endure. I have t-shirts on the way that read “#TimesUp” on the front and “National Girls and Women in Sport Day” on the back. Shirts are free to the first 200 students in attendance.
Our goal is to make this night a celebration of our female athletes and we need to fill the stands to make that happen. Please share this invite with anyone who you feel might be interested.
***A big thanks to Coach Sara Borelli and the girls basketball program for helping put this together! Also, a big thank you to April Scott for offering to purchase the shirts for the night!***
When: Tuesday, 2/6
Varsity Game = 7PM
Where: Main Gym
National Girls and Women in Sport websites:
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