Feb. 1, 2013
Boston University athletics will recognize National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on Saturday, Feb. 2 during the women's ice hockey and basketball games. To commemorate NGWSD, BU will be giving away bracelets at women's athletic events throughout the month of February beginning this Saturday.
The scarlet bracelets to be distributed are inscribed with the words "Athlete" on one side and "Worth The Investment" on the other, in recognition of the NGWSD program. PA announcements about NGWSD will also be made during the games.
"Celebrating NGWSD is a wonderful way for all of us to remember the important role athletics play in the development of so many young women", said BU's senior associate athletic director Nancy Lyons. "It is also a day that reminds us how far we have come since the passage of Title IX. Through programs like NGWSD, we continue to advocate and promote women's athletics for future generations."
This year marks the 27th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The program is celebrated in all 50 states with community-based events, award ceremonies, and activities honoring the achievements and encouraging participation of girls and women in sports. During February 2013, thousands of sports educators, coaches, students and parents across the country will show their support of the program and of this year's theme, "Girls in Sports, An Investment in the Future".
To learn more about NGWSD click HERE