Today is the 24th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) – the premiere occasion to celebrate the participation, success, and accomplishments of girls and women athletes – and as the Tucker Center is the first AND only research center devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship and research on sport and physical activity in girls and women, we are excited to celebrate this occasion.
One of the Tucker Center’s goals is to engage in community outreach and civic engagement – and this week as part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the staff and students at the Tucker Center are living examples of this important goal.
- Masters student Maya Hamilton is representing the Tucker Center at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda as part of Minnesota Coalition of Women in Athletic Leadership’s statewide celebration this afternoon.
- Also today, Nicole LaVoi, Tucker Center Associate Director and Co-Director of the Minnesota Youth Sport Research Consortium, presented “Stay Strong, Play On” as part of the St. Cloud State Women’s Center’s Women on Wednesdays (WOW) lecture series. The presentation explores issues regarding women’s and girls’ participation in sports and how that participation has impacted them and society as a whole.
- LaVoi will also be giving a parents clinic on Thursday, February 4, in conjunction with the NGWSD kids’ clinic event at the U of M, titled “Youth Sports: Making the Most of Your Kids Opportunity to Learn and Enjoy.” The clinic will be held from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., just prior to the U of M women’s basketball game against the Badgers.
These are just a few ways the Tucker Center is devoted to being involved with girls and women in sport. The Tucker Center hopes you find a way to celebrate the female athletes in your life!