National Girls and Women in Sports Day Clinic

Western Illinois University will commemorate the 34th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) Wednesday, Feb. 5, and will hold activities Saturday, Feb.1. This celebration inspires girls and women to play and be active and to realize their full power

NGWSD is held annually on the first Wednesday in February to celebrate female athletes and empower girls to be active and participate in sports and lifelong fitness activities. Established in 1986 to celebrate the achievements of girls and women in sports and to honor Flo Hyman, a member of the 1984 Olympic silver medal volleyball team who died suddenly while competing in Japan in 1986, the day also serves to recognize the positive influence of sports participation and the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports.

A free clinic with a variety of activities for NGWSD are planned for Saturday, Feb. 1, at 2:30pm, prior to and during the WIU Women’s basketball game!

Girls ages 12 and under are invited to register and attend the NGWSD activities Saturday, Feb. 1st in Brophy Hall to learn about a variety of sports and team building from college student-athletes. Participants are then invited to participate in the pregame high five tunnel prior to the WIU women’s basketball team play North Dakota State at 4:30 PM. 

There is no cost to attend and participants will receive general admission tickets to the game. 

A waiver signed by a parent/guardian of each girl participating must accompany the registration form. Registration can be completed online or in person and waivers can be downloaded and emailed to or turned in on the day of the clinic.

***Report Courtesy of Western Illinois University***

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