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National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration at Idaho State University Feb. 20; preregistration deadline Feb. 10

Posted January 28, 2010

The registration period is open for this year’s celebration in recognition of National Girls and Women in Sports Day that is scheduled from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Idaho State University Reed Gymnasium.

“Stay Strong – Play On” is the national theme for this year’s day and serves to acknowledge the importance of sport participation for women and girls.

Idaho State University’s celebration will include sport and activity clinics for girls grades K-6. Advance registration is $10 per participant on a first-come basis. There is a limit of 300 girls.

The preregistration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 10. Check-in and on-site registration will take place beginning at 8 a.m. in the Reed Gym lobby. On-site registration costs $15 per girl. Preregistration is recommended to guarantee a spot.

Girls will participate in three different sport/activity clinics, one every hour.

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

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.

The event is sponsored by various ISU entities including the Idaho State University Physical Education Major’s Club – SHEPERD’s (Students of Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance), the College of Education, the Graduate School, the departments of Sport Science and Physical Education, Health and Nutrition Sciences, Campus Recreation and the ISU Athletic Department. Another primary sponsor is the Your Local Girl Scouts of the Silver Sage Council.

For more information, contact the ISU Department of Sport Science and Physical Education at 282-4852, or e-mail Cynthia Pemberton at pembcynt@isu.edu, or Pat Peyton at peytpat@isu.edu.