Grand Valley State University Women's Center

Celebrating Girls In Sports

Fall 2014 - Celebrating Girls In Sports Day is being held Saturday, October 25, 2014.  Schools/Organizations interested in participating are asked to call: Jo Ann Wassenaar @ 616-331-2748



Grand Valley State University Women’s Center, Laker Athletics, and Movement Science would like to extend an invitation to female students (Grades 6th, 7th, and 8th) to attend an event on Saturday, October 25, 2014 to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day. GVSU coaches and women athletes will be hosting and leading the activities throughout the afternoon and evening in the GVSU Kelly Family Sports Center. The program’s mission is to “create a stronger voice for women and girls” by combining a celebration of women and girls in sports with hands on opportunities for participation.


Today, strong girls and women excel in many areas of athletics, even traditionally male dominated sports. Research by the Women’s Sports Foundation has shown that high school girls who participate in sports are more likely to graduate than girls who do not play sports. The opportunity to participate in sports, however, must start long before they reach the high school. This program is built on the knowledge that self-awareness, self-esteem and self-confidence grow in girls and women who participate in sports. It introduces and reinforces the value of sports at a critical age.



Wavier Form

Tentative Schedule for Oct 25, 2014

For more information please call/email:

Women's Center Jo Ann Wassenaar




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