ALBANY, N.Y. — On February 9, the University at Albany women’s basketball team will host Vermont at SEFCU Arena at 2:00 p.m. The game is the centerpiece of the University’s celebration of National Girls & Women in Sports Day. For the second consecutive year, fans are invited to participate in a special postgame clinic.
“We are excited to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with our community,” said Senior Women's AdministratorCara White. “It's a great opportunity for the local youth to interact with our outstanding female student-athletes and to learn how participating in sports can help them achieve success and realize their endless potential.”
National Girls & Women in Sports Day celebrates its 33nd year on February 6, 2019. For more than three decades, this celebration has empowered women and girls to get moving, reap the benefits of physical activity and push past their limits both in sports and in life. The confidence, strength and character gained through sports and physical activity are the very tools girls need to become strong leaders, in their own lives and in the world.
This year’s NGWSD theme is Lead Her Forward, to honor the many ways that sports push girls and women to achieve excellence and realize their boundless potential. The Women’s Sports Foundation applauds the vital role played by the individuals and organizations championing girls and women in sports: advocates seeking to protect Title IX and advance gender equity, athletes using their powerful platform to inspire greatness, and coaches working daily to unlock girls’ limitless capabilities. This year, NGWSD celebrates all the girls and women across the nation leading us forward into a bright future.
Immediately following Saturday’s game, fans ages 12 and under are invited to participate in a special postgame clinic. In addition to working with the women’s basketball team, members from the university’s field hockey, women’s soccer and volleyball teams will host stations where participants can learn about each sport from their favorite UAlbany sports stars.
Pizza will be provided to all participants along with purple drawstring bags. Each bag will be equipped with Great Dane memorabilia.
To register your child for the clinic, please sign up by clicking here.