TOWSON, Md. – Goucher College will be hosting a Youth All-Sports Play Day for girls in fourth through eighth grade on Saturday, February 2 in the lower gymnasium in the Decker Sports And Recreation Center to celebrate National Girls And Women In Sports Day. The event is free and open to the public and the community. The events start at 12 p.m. and will conclude at 2 p.m. just in time for the Gophers women's basketball home game against Drew University.
Girls that signup to participate will try different sports skills with student-athletes of women's sports offered at Goucher. After the event along with a chance to cheer on the Goucher women's basketball team there will be free pizza for all the participants.
To sign up your child for a fun-filled day at Goucher College, click HERE, fill out the registration information, download and fill out the waiver claim and we look forward to seeing you on February 2. Also please remember to have your child wear tennis shoes and appropriate athletic wear.
This year marks the 33rd Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day nationwide. The theme for 2019 for National Girls and Women In Sports Day to recognize student-athletes, champion athletes, coaches, administrators and lawmakers who are committed to providing equitable access to sports for all girls and women.
For more than three decades, this celebration has empowered women and girls to get moving, reap the benefits of physical activity and push past their limits both in sports and in life. The confidence, strength and character gained through sports and physical activity are the very tools girls need to become strong leaders, in their own lives and in the world. The Women's Sports Foundation applauds the vital role played by the individuals and organizations championing girls and women in sports: advocates seeking to protect Title IX and advance gender equity, athletes using their powerful platform to inspire greatness, and coaches working daily to unlock girls' limitless capabilities.
National Girls & Women in Sports Day began in 1987 as a special day in our nation's capital to recognize women's sports. The day united premiere organizations and elite female athletes to bring national attention to the promise of girls and women in sports.
In 1987, National Girls & Women in Sports Day also served as a remembrance of Olympic volleyball player, Flo Hyman, for her athletic achievements and dedication to promoting equality for women's sports; Hyman died of Marfan's Syndrome in 1986. NGWSD has since evolved into an event to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes, the positive influence of sports participation and the continuing struggle for equality for women in sports.
National Girls & Women in Sports Day is powered by the Women's Sports Foundation, supported by its team of champion athletes and celebrated throughout the year by schools and community-serving organizations across all 50 states.