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02/02/2010

National Girls and Women in Sports Day - Feb. 3rd, Capitol Hill
Champion Women Athletes to visit Capitol Hill in support of
24th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day
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On Wednesday, February 3, the celebration of the 24th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day will begin as thousands gather across the country to promote the 2010 theme, "Stay Strong, Play On.” The day will commence with congressional visits on Capitol Hill; groups comprised of representatives from NGWSD Coalition organizations will visit approximately thirty members of Congress. Champion female athletes secured by the Women’s Sports Foundation will be present in these meetings. Athletes scheduled to attend include  Grete Eliassen (Skiing), Lillian Greene-Chamberlain (Track & Field), Jessica Mendoza (Softball) and Benita Fitzgerald Mosley (Track & Field).

Champion women athletes such as Women's Sports Foundation Founder Billie Jean King, first President of the Women's Sports Foundation Donna de Varona, and Past Presidents (in order of presidency) Carol Mann, Lyn St. James, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Wendy Hilliard, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Nancy Lieberman, Julie Foudy, Dawn Riley, Dominique Dawes and Aimee Mullins, are among the champion athletes that have contributed to this day in past years, underscoring the vital importance of sports and physical activity and emphasizing the role sport plays in the health and success of girls and women.


              More information on the Foundation's involvement in NGWSD 2010. 

 "Stay Strong, Play On" Athlete Challenge

In honor of the special day that began 1987 as a single event in Washington, D.C., and that has grown into a nationwide celebration across all 50 states, the Foundation is launching its first-ever "Stay Strong, Play On" Athlete Challenge.

Dozens of champion female athletes have taken to their personal websites, Facebook and Twitter accounts to solicit the support of the friends, fans and followers.

Who is your favorite athlete?

Support her here now.

 +++ All text and images are from a newsletter sent out by the Women's Sport Foundation

 

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Posted by ExplorerGirls on 3 February 2010 - 11:11am.
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