Celebrate girls and women in sports on February 4

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girl wearing purple jacket and white helmet with skateboardAsheville Parks & Recreation invites the community to National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carrier Park. The annual day of learning and encouragement is designed to expose women and girls to a variety of activities that will inspire them to lead through active, healthy lifestyles. The confidence, strength, and character gained through sports are the very tools girls and women need to become strong leaders.

Open to women and girls ages 6 and up, this is a chance to try new sports and fitness activities or improve on an area of interest. There is no cost to participate. Clinics are divided into Grades K-3, Grades 4-8, and Grade 9-Adult. Clinics include softball, volleyball, lacrosse, hockey, rugby, and more.

For more information, contact Colt Miller at (828) 707-2376 or cmiller@ashevillenc.gov.

Carrier Park is located on 220 Amboy Road. On-site registration begins at 10 a.m. with the first round of clinics at 10:30 a.m.


About National Girls & Women in Sports Day

NGWSD began in 1987 as a special day to unite premiere organizations and elite female athletes to bring national attention to the promise of girls and women in sports. The event has since evolved to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes, the positive influence of sports participation, and the continuing struggle for equality for women in sports. There are many ways sports push girls and women to achieve excellence and realize their boundless potential.