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Volleyball players celebrating

Marietta College will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) by hosting a recreation clinic for girls in kindergarten through eighth grade on Sunday, February 5th.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center, and activities in cheer, lacrosse, basketball, tennis, track, soccer, volleyball, rowing, golf and softball will be conducted from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Admission is free. Individual and group registration will open soon.

Pioneer Athletics is excited to host this event that celebrates the achievements of its female athletes and encourages young girls to get involved in sports. Female athletes spend time sharing their experiences, signing autographs, and showing how much fun getting involved in athletics can be.

For more information: Kristy Newman,

NGWSD is celebrated in all 50 states with community-based events and activities honoring the achievements and encouraging participation of girls and women in sports. NGWSD began in 1987 as a day to remember Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman for her athletic achievements and her work to assure equality for women’s sports. Hyman died of Marfan’s Syndrome in 1986 while competing in a volleyball tournament in Japan. Since that time, NGWSD has evolved into a day to acknowledge the past and recognize current sports achievements, the positive influence of sports participation, and the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports.

NGWSD is jointly organized by the National Girls and Women in Sport Coalition. The Coalition combines the experience and resources of four premiere girls- and women-serving organizations in the United States: Girls Incorporated, the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, National Women’s Law Center, and the Women’s Sports Foundation.