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Girls and Women in Sports Day Set for January 21

Posted December 4, 2011

womeninsports12gifWestern New England University will host its 13th Annual Girls and Women in Sports Day Saturday, January 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Healthful Living Center. The free event 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).

All items collected will be donated to a local domestic violence shelter. To register or for more information, call 413-796-2229 or visit and click on the “GWS Day” link.

Girls and Women in Sports Day is celebrated nationally to promote the participation of females in athletics and encourage a lifelong interest in physical activity. Participants will have the opportunity to select two sport clinics instructed by Western New England University coaches and varsity athletes. Clinic offerings include basketball, dance, field hockey, soccer, softball, and volleyball, with time allotted 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 the University of New England in women’s basketball at 1:00 p.m. and in 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.


Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,955 students, including 2,575 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.


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