February 6, 2019 is the 33rd Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD)
The Women’s Sports Foundation was established by Billie Jean King in 1974. Its goal: to strengthen and expand opportunities for all girls and women of all backgrounds. The Women’s Sports Foundation has formed relationships with more than 1,000 of the world’s elite female athletes and they have positively impacted the lives of more than 3 million young women from childhood through college-age.
The Women’s Sports Foundation understands the impact that coaches and elite athletes, using their platforms, has on inspiring girls to achieve greatness in sports and in life. They encourage individuals, partners, and organizations to sponsor girls and women with the goal of protecting Title IX and advancing gender equity in sports.
February 6th is set aside as a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of girls and women in sports. The NGWSD theme this year is Lean Her Forward. Beyond the goal of physical health, sports provide opportunity and growth for girls and women throughout the United States. The confidence and character developed through sports help create women who are strong leaders.
National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) began in 1987 as a special day in our nation’s capital to recognize women’s sports. This day in 1987 also served as a day of remembrance for Flo Hyman, an Olympian and the most famous volleyball player of that time. She was a true champion of equality for women’s sports; Hyman died of Marfan’s Syndrome at age of thirty-one. / Source: http://ngwsd.org/
Attention all Juniorettes, Juniors and Generals!
Introducing the Thriving Children Social Media Challenge!
Throughout February and March, post, tweet or snap your Thriving Children projects. These posts can include projects that promote the wellness and welfare of children or projects that allow parents to provide for the wellness and welfare of their children. Make sure to tag the pics and posts with #thriving children and #gfwcncjuniors.
We want all the great work clubs are doing to go viral!
Special recognition will be given during the GFWC-NC Convention Friday night banquet to our favorite posts!
Your GFWC-NC MemberShip Crew is embarking on a new adventure in February! We will be recruiting new members and clubs at the Greensboro Wine and Chocolate Festival on February 9th at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex from 1-4pm and 5-8pm.
We expect to meet plenty of active, interesting women at a festival celebrating wine and chocolate, and we hope to connect them to existing clubs or guide them to start new clubs in their communities. If you would like to attend the festival and provide some Federation support, here’s the link to get tickets: http://wineandchocolatefestivals.com/buy-tickets/