Wednesday, February 2, 2011

National Girls and Women in Sports Day
February 2, 2011

To celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day, these top female athletes share why they love doing what they do. As seen on, a site by the Women's Sports Foundation.

On February 2, 2011, thousands of sports educators, coaches, athletic directors, recreation organizers, association members, sponsors, students, and parents across the country will gather to celebrate NGWSD and the 2011 theme "Play, Believe, Achieve."

National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Founded in 1987, National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebrates the participation, success and accomplishments of girls and women athletes.

Despite the advances made in the 38 years since Title IX was enacted, high school girls receive a million fewer sporting opportunities than males. American University is trying to improve these numbers by encouraging girls to participate in sports.

The Women’s Sports Foundation is a member of the National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) coalition. Other members include: Girls’ Incorporated, Girls Scouts of America, National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, and the National Women’s Law Center.

NGWSD is marked annually with events around the country and on Capitol Hill to celebrate the achievements of girls and women in athletics. It is also an important day to promote the continued development of opportunities for girls and women to play sports and live physically active lives.

Opportunities for All Girls and Women
Jennifer Ruddell,  a basketball player and paralympic gold medalist teaches the techniques of shooting, hopping and tilting, and wants every girl to give it a go! 

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