CU Hosting National Girls And Women In Sports Day

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 14 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

CU Hosting National Girls And Women In Sports Day

ATHENS – Concord University will hold its annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carter Center.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day is aimed at commemorating the achievements of female athletes, and to encourage girls to take part in sports and fitness-related activities. WVIAC Assistant Commissioner and Senior Woman Administrator Stephanie Prewitt is scheduled to attend.

Girls in 3rd through 8th grades are invited to participate in the event at Concord. The activity is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required. Participants are encouraged to arrive by 10:30 a.m. for sign-in at the Carter Center lobby.
Coaches and student-athletes from a variety of CU sports will host instructional sessions at various locations in the Carter Center. A free pizza lunch for all participants will follow the sessions from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Attendees should dress for sport activity, but are not required to participate. Those who opt out of the sport activities can observe and learn about the different sports that will be represented.

Each participant will receive a T-shirt, lunch and free admission to that day’s Concord basketball doubleheader against Fairmont State. The women’s game begins at 2 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 4 p.m.

Parents and others accompanying Girls and Women in Sports Day participants may attend the games with $5 admission for children and $8 for adults.

For additional information, contact Dr. Angie Edwards, assistant athletic director, at (304) 384-5270 or Tracy McCallister, senior women’s administrator, at (304) 384-5954. Visit www.womenssportsfoundationorg for more on Girls and Women in Sports Day.