February 6, 2012

VCU ATHLETICS SET TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL NGWSD CELEBRATION

Join the Rams on Sunday, Feb. 12 as Virginia Commonwealth University Athletics hosts the Second Annual celebration of National Girls & Women in Sports Day.  It's a great opportunity for youth girls (ages 8-12) to learn more about sports and nutrition.  All seven women's sports teams at VCU are joining forces to promote and educate girls about participating in athletics while following a healthy lifestyle.  Finish the day by cheering on the VCU women's basketball team as the Rams face James Madison University at 2 p.m. Registration is limited to 100 participants on a first-come, first-served basis and all participants must register in advance.  Please click HERE to register!

This year, the theme of the Day is "Title IX at 40: In it for the Long Run." For 26 years, National Girls and Women in Sports Day has motivated girls and women to get active and stay active. Being involved in sports and staying physically active equips girls and women with self-confidence and strength to flourish in all areas of their life.

NGWSD began in 1987 as a single event in Washington, D.C. to honor Olympic volleyball star Flo Hyman.  Since then the day has grown into a nationwide celebration across all 50 states.  The day can always be attributed back to the work Hyman did as an athlete and for her work to assure equality for women's sports.  Hyman died of Marfan's Syndrome in 1986 while competing in a volleyball tournament in Japan.  Since then, NGWSD has become a day to acknowledge the past accomplishments of female athletes and recognize current achievements of women in sports.

PREGAME YOUTH SPORTS CLINIC
: 10 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
9:30 a.m. - Registration
10:00 a.m. - Welcome & VCU Team Introductions
10:30 a.m. – Nutrition Activity
10:50 a.m. - Sport Activity
12:45 p.m. - Lunch (included)
1:15 p.m. - Watch the VCU Women's Basketball team's pregame warm-ups
2 p.m. - VCU Women's Basketball game vs. James Madison University
4 p.m. - Autograph session with VCU Women's Basketball team

Register and receive lunch, a pink National Girls and Women in Sports Day t-shirt, and FREE game tickets for your family to the women's basketball game!

Click here to register online.  All participants must register by February 10. For more information, please contact vcuathletics@vcu.edu

 


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