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Today we celebrate the 31st National Girls & Women in Sports Day.  How cool is that, huh?! A day for us sporty girls!!  This year’s theme is Empowering Opportunity. My hope is that all girls who want to play sports, will get that chance; because through sports, girls can learn the power of teamwork, leadership skills, and sporty girls grow up to be self-confident women.

Our school district recognizes their female high school athletes with a #NGWSD program. In fact, in 2014, little ‘ole me was honored to be the keynote speaker. It was super cool to share with the auditorium of young athletes what opportunities were opened to me by participation in sports.

Yesterday, I took a super quick poll from a few girls on the track team about this year’s program and here’s what they said were the highlights:


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Isn’t that great? Kudos to our school district for championing their female athletes, recognizing their achievements, empowering opportunity, but above all else, proving that sporty girls matter.

I’d love to hear about what’s going on in your area to recognize #NGWSD.

– TL –