February 4th marks the 23rd annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day. It’s a day when thousands of sports educators, coaches, athletic directors, students and parents across the country honor the achievements and encourage participation of girls and women in athletics.
This year’s theme is “Look Who’s Playing” which shows how female athletes who played or are still playing make a difference.
Since its inception in 1987, National Girls and Women in Sports Day has become the premier occasion to celebrate the success and accomplishments of girls and women athletes. What started in 1987 as a single event in Washington, D.C. to honor Olympic volleyball star Flo Hyman has grown into a nationwide celebration across all 50 states.
Loads of special sports clinics, luncheons, games and park programs will take place. Whether you are a new participant or a veteran, your support of the Day will go a long way to increase visibility for female athletes and advance their struggle for equality in sports.
The Atlanta Dream will celebrate the 23rd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 4, 2009 with a series of community events planned for the entire week.
Visit the NGWSD web site for a more complete listing of events going on February 4.