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Nineteenth Annual Girls and Women in Sports Day Set for February 2

Published: January 06, 2019 | Categories: All News, Alumni
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Western New England University will host the 19th Annual Girls & Women in Sports Day on Saturday, February 2 from 8:00 a.m. to noon in the Alumni Healthful Living Center. The free event is a community service program designed for girls between the ages of 6 and 12 from the greater Springfield area.

Girls and Women in Sports Day is celebrated nationally to promote the participation of females in athletics. “The focus is not only teaching athletic skills but to also encourage a life-long interest in sport and physical activity,” says Jennifer Kolins, the University’s Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach and Community Outreach Coordinator. “We want to encourage young women to make healthy life choices, strengthen their self esteem, and introduce a variety of sports to girls from Springfield and surrounding areas,”

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in two sport clinics, with offerings to include basketball, dance, field hockey, soccer, softball, volleyball, and swimming. Clinics will be instructed by Western New England coaches and varsity athletes and include both instruction and time for play. Light snacks will be served.

While the event is free, participants are asked to bring a personal hygiene product (e.g. hair products, deodorant, toothpaste, paper towels, etc) to be donated to a local shelter.

All participants and their families are invited to remain at the Alumni Healthful Living Center and attend at no charge the Western New England women's basketball game at 1:00 p.m. and the men’s basketball game at 3:00 p.m., as the teams take on Curry College.

For more information and to register, visit