LHU hosts National Girls and Women
in Sports Day celebration
Free program of activities and fun for local girls
Feb. 13, 2012
The Lock Haven University Department of Athletics invites the community to participate in the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. This year’s theme is “Title IX at 40: In It for the Long Run,” which refers to the 40th anniversary of federal civil rights legislation which bans sex discrimination in schools, whether it be in academics or athletics.
The free program, designed for girls in elementary through the eighth grade, consists of sport clinics run by LHU athletics teams, a pizza party, and a chance to catch the Lady Eagle Basketball team in action. Sport clinics begin at 3:30pm in the Zimmerli Gymnasiums. The program continues in Thomas Fieldhouse, where the group wraps up the evening as special guests at the LHU Lady Eagle basketball game versus Indiana (Pa.) University starting at 6 p.m.
Participants need not pre-register, however, it would be helpful for planning purposes to send names and ages of those interested to Mallory Weisen, Assistant Field Hockey Coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (570) 484-3997. For more information, feel free to visit www.lhup.edu/deptofathletics/ngwsd.htm .
“I fully expect another fun afternoon and evening dedicated to sports and staying active, and hope we have another great turnout of girls from the local community,” said LHU Field Hockey Coach and the Haven’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day program coordinator Pat Rudy. “Our coaches and student-athletes are excited to welcome local athletes to the campus.”
The LHU program is one of more than 1,000 events taking place across the country for National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Congress has proclaimed this national day each year since 1987. It recognizes the progress of girls and women in sports and the benefits that sports and fitness activities can bring to the lives of all girls and women. The day is organized nationally by the Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Incorporated, National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, the National Women’s Law Center and the Women’s Sports Foundation.
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.