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Play, Believe, Achieve: Girls and Women in Sports Day Will Take Place Saturday, February 5

Posted January 15, 2011

womeninsports11gifThe 12th Annual Western New England College Girls and Women in Sports Day is scheduled for Saturday, February 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Alumni Healthful Living Center. The free community service event, celebrated nationally to promote the participation of females in athletics and encourage a lifelong interest in physical activity, is designed for girls between the ages of 7 and 12 from the greater Springfield area.

Admission is free; however, participants are asked to bring a personal hygiene product (hair products, deodorant, toothpaste, paper towels), which will be donated to a local domestic violence shelter. To register or for more information, call 413-796-2229 or click here. Pictured is instruction from a past Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Participants will have the opportunity to select two sport clinics instructed by Western New England College coaches and varsity athletes. Clinic offerings include basketball, dance, field hockey, soccer, softball, and volleyball, with time alotted for both instruction and play. In addition, recreation time will be made available for swimming, racquetball, and squash. A complimentary lunch will be served.

All participants and their families are invited to remain at the Alumni Healthful Living Center and watch the Golden Bears take on New England College in women’s basketball at 1:00 p.m. and men’s basketball at 3:00 p.m. Admission to both games is free to Girls and Women in Sports Day participants and their families.

The theme of this year's National Girls and Women in Sports Day is "Play, Believe, Achieve."

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