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Registration is closed for Feb. 5 ISU National Girls and Women in Sports Day; event has reached capacity

Posted February 1, 2011

The registration period is closed for this year's celebration in recognition of National Girls and Women in Sports Day that is scheduled Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Idaho State University Reed Gymnasium.

Capacity for the event has been reached — nearly 400 girls have already signed up — so this year there will not be any on-site registration the day of the event as there has been in past years. 

The event runs from 8 to 11:30 a.m. "Play, Believe, Achieve!" 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.

Check-in for girls who have pre-registered begins at 8 a.m. in the Reed Gym lobby. Girls will participate in three different sport/activity clinics, one every hour beginning at 8:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Girls will rotate through a different sport/activity every 45 minutes.

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.

Nearly 200 ISU faculty, staff and student volunteers will pool their energy and talents to bring this event to life.

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 Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, Health and Nutrition Sciences, Campus Recreation and the ISU Athletic Department. Another primary sponsor is the Girl Scouts of the Silver Sage Council.

For more information call the ISU Department of Sport Science and Physical Education at 282-4852 or e-mail Tymeron Smith at turktyme@isu.edu, Megan Sanger at sangmega@isu.edu, Emily Klein at kleiemil@isu.edu, or Pat Peyton  peytpat@isu.edu.

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