Washington moved its planned event to recognize The National Girls and Women in Sports Day from Feb. 12 to March 7. The nation-wide celebration was Wednesday.
The UW marketing department is still working to secure sponsors and athletic partners, but hopes to hold sports and fitness clinics involving their coaches and athletes for about 200 area fifth-and sixth-graders.
The free clinics (held in the morning) would include sessions in golf, track & field, volleyball, gymnastics, nutrition, and fitness. Everyone who participates or volunteers would receive lunch and complimentary tickets to the women’s basketball game against Oregon at 2 pm.
Meanwhile, Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman stopped by the Storm facilities on Thursday and talked to the organization about how sports influenced her life in lieu of NGWSD. You can hear that chat here.
Lieberman, who’s going to be the first woman to head coach a pro men’s team in November, is in Seattle to guest coach a few practices this week for her adopted middle-school team.