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National Girls and Women In Sport Day

     On February 2, 2011, thousands will gather to celebrate the silver anniversary of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) entitled "Play, Believe, Achieve." Since its inception in 1987, NGWSD has become the primary occasion to celebrate the participation, success and accomplishments of girls and women athletes. What started in 1987 as a single event in Washington, D.C. to honor Olympic volleyball star Flo Hyman has grown into a nationwide celebration across all 50 states.

     The NGWSD celebration is put on by coalition of organizations which includes: The Women's Sports Foundation, National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, Girls' Incorporated, Girls Scouts of America, and the National Women's Law Center.  NGWSD is marked annually with events around the country and on Capitol Hill to commemorate the achievements of girls and women in athletics. It is also an important day to promote the continued expansion of opportunities for girls and women to play sports and live physically active lives.

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