Girls and Women in Sports Day February 9
Posted January 22, 2013
The 14th Annual Western New England University Girls and Women in Sports Day is scheduled for Saturday, February 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Healthful Living Center. The free event is a community service program designed for girls between the ages of 7 and 12 from the greater Springfield area. Participants are asked to bring a personal hygiene product (hair products, deodorant, toothpaste, paper towels). Items will be donated to a local domestic violence shelter. To register or for more information, visit www.wnegoldenbears.com or call 413-796-2229.
Photo from last year's Girls and Women in Sports Day
Girls and Women in Sports Day is celebrated nationally to promote the participation of females in athletics. “The student-athletes and coaches at Western New England are ecstatic to host this day on our campus,” say Jennifer Kolins, the University’s men’s and women’s tennis coach and community outreach coordinator. “Our focus is not only teaching athletic skills but to also encourage a life-long interest in sport and physical activity, make healthy life choices, strengthen self esteem and introduce a variety of sports to girls from Springfield and surrounding areas.”
Participants will have the opportunity to select two sport clinics from six offerings: basketball, softball, volleyball, field hockey, soccer, and dance. Clinics will be instructed by Western New England coaches and varsity athletes and include both instruction and time for play. In addition, recreation time will be made available for swimming, racquetball, and squash. A complimentary lunch will be served.
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 3,700 students, including 2,550 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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