*Update 1/10/18: Registration is now full for 2018 National Girls and Women in Sports Day.  Please click here to be added to the wait list for this year's event.

NEWARK, Del. — On Sunday, February 11, the University of Delaware will host its annual National Girls & Women In Sports Day (NGWSD). The two-hour pregame event will take place in the Delaware Field House beginning at 11 a.m.

Free and open to all girls ages 5 to 12, participants will interact with Blue Hens women’s athletics & recreation student-athletes and coaches in hands-on sport-specific fun. Participants must register in advance as space is extremely limited.

No equipment is needed by participants; however, comfortable athletic attire and sneakers are strongly recommended.  

Tip-off for the women's basketball game vs. Hofstra is slated for 2 p.m. at The BOB and all participants registered for the NGWSD event will receive a complimentary ticket to the game. The girls will then be invited to form the Hens High Five Tunnel during halftime of the game.

Fans wishing to participate in the NGWSD can register for the wait list for the currently full event by CLICKING HERE. Online event registration is open until filled, or 4 p.m. on Friday, February 2. Space is subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants must register in advance. Day of registration will not be available.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day 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.

NGWSD has become a day to acknowledge the past accomplishments of female athletes and recognizing current sports achievements of women in sports.