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National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration at ISU Feb. 28

Posted February 18, 2009

There are still slots open for this year’s celebration in recognition of National Girls and Women in Sports Day that is scheduled Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Idaho State University Reed Gymnasium.

ISU’s celebration will include sport and activity clinics for girls grades K-6. Advance registration is $10 per girl on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limit of 300 entrants, and more than 200 have signed up as of Feb. 18.

Check-in and on-site registration will take place beginning at 8 a.m. Feb. 28 in the Reed Gym lobby. On-site registration costs $15 per girl, but advanced registration is recommended to guarantee participation because of the limit. In previous years, participation has reached its limit and not all girls showing up on Saturday who have not preregistered have been able to participate.

The event will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Girls will participate in three different sports or activity clinics, one every hour. For more information, contact Ms. Pat Peyton at peytpat@isu.edu, call (208) 282-4852 or visit http://ngwsd.blogspot.com/.

Registration and consent/waiver forms are available at the ISU College of Education, the Graduate School, Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, the Campus Recreation Reed Gym office and the Pocatello Community Recreation Center.

This national day has been proclaimed by Congress each year since 1987, and is honored annually the first week of February. National Girls and Women in Sports Day recognizes the progress of girls and women in sports, and the benefits that sport and fitness activities can bring to the lives of all girls and women. “Look Who’s Playing” is the national theme for this year’s day and serves to acknowledge the importance of sport participation for women and girls.

The event is sponsored by various ISU student groups and departments including the Physical Education Major’s Club – SHEPERD’s (Students of Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance), the College of Education, the Graduate School, the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Campus Recreation and Athletic Department. The Girl Scouts of the Silver Sage Council also is a sponsor.