Delaware to Host National Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday, Feb. 3
January 16, 2013
Photos Courtesy of Athletics Marketing
NEWARK, Del. -- On Sunday, Feb. 3, the University of Delaware will host its second annual National Girls and Women In Sports Day (NGWSD). The event will take place in the Delaware Field House, beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting until 12 noon.
Free and open to all Blue Hen females 5 to 12 years of age, participants will interact with UD women’s athletics & recreation student-athletes and coaches in hands-on sport-specific fun.
Participants must register in advance as space is limited. No equipment needed by participants, however, comfortable athletic attire and sneakers are strongly recommended.
Participants will also take part in poster making during check-in from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. to support Blue Hen Women’s Basketball as Delaware battles Colonial Athletic Association rival Hofstra University. Tip-off for the game is slated for 2 p.m. at the Bob Carpenter Center (BCC), and all participants registered for the NGWSD event will receive a complimentary ticket to the game.
Following NGWSD, the pregame Family Fun Zone will also be open on the BCC Concourse (Section 11-14) featuring interactive fun for fans of all ages from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Deadline to register for the event is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23 or until filled. Event 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.
Hyman died of Marfan 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 recognizing current sports achievements of women in sports.
For full event details and registration information click here.
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