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Mount Union College Participates In National Girls and Women In Sports Day

February 21, 2005

Mount Union College, in conjunction with the YWCA, Girl Scouts of America and the Alliance Department of Parks and Recreation hosted the National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, February 19 in the College's Timken Physical Education Building.

 

The National Girls and Women in Sports Day was established by a congressional resolution in 1986 to celebrate the achievements of girls and women in sports. The event is a collaborative effort that allows representatives of women's sports to educate young women about the benefits of sport and to encourage girls and women to participate in sports.

This was the third consecutive year the College has hosted the event for elementary and middle school aged girls. The event consisted of seven sport stations ' volleyball, soccer, golf, tennis, basketball, cheerleading and softball.

'We were very excited to host the event again,' said Jennifer Broome, director of service learning and community service at Mount Union and the event's coordinator. 'We had a great turnout.'

At each station, participants were introduced to the basic rules and techniques involved, and then practiced what they learned.

'This event allows us to connect with young women athletes and get involved in the community,' noted Broome. 'Athletes can be role models for young women, and what better way educate and promote participation.'

All participants received an event t-shirt.

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