National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Today February 7, is National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). For the 32nd anniversary, the theme is Play Fair, Play IX. NGWSD is a time to celebrate the extraordinary achievements in girls and women’s sports and the positive influence athletic participation brings to their lives. NGWSD recognizes the ongoing effort towards equality and access for women in sports and the nation’s commitment to expand sport and participation opportunities for all girls and future generations.

This year Elena Delle Donne attended the second annual DC National Girls and Women in Sports Day Panel held by DCSAA on Friday, February 2. We want to continue to encourage and strengthen awareness in the community that that there is still room to expand opportunity for high school girls to participate in athletics.

On Saturday, February 3 Elena also attended the second annual NGWSD Expo at Deanwood Recreation Center to sign autographs and participate in a basketball demonstration held for the youth in attendance.