Free Clinic Highlights National Girls And Women In Sports Day

Feb. 8, 2007

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STANFORD, Calif.- The Stanford women's basketball program will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 10, when the No. 11 Cardinal hosts Washington in a 1 p.m. tip-off at Maples Pavilion.

Saturday's festivities are highlighted by a free clinic, hosted by Stanford University in conjunction with the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative (BAWSI) and the American Association of University Women. All activities are designed to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Title IX, ensuring equal sports opportunities in school for women and girls.

The free clinic is open to all elementary and middle school children and will begin at 11 a.m. Clinic attendees will participate in motivational warmups and team competitions while rotating through stations staffed by Stanford student-athletes from the following women's sports: soccer, volleyball, golf and track and field. The clinic will conclude with a Q&A session.

Weather permitting, the clinic will take place at the football practice field adjacent to Maples Pavilion. If it rains, the clinic will be moved to Burnham Pavilion.

Following the women's basketball game, there will be a postgame autograph session. Scheduled to appear are the following: Markisha Coleman, Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, Michelle Harrison and Candice Wiggins.

In addition, the popular Food & Fun Pack offer will be available. For just $24, fans receive four general admission tickets, four hot dogs and four Pepsi products.

National Girls & Women In Sports Day (NGWSD) is celebrated in all 50 states with community-based events, award ceremonies, and activities honoring the achievements and encouraging participation of girls and women in sports.

NGWSD began in 1987 as a day to remember Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman for her athletic achievements and her work to assure equality for women's sports. Hyman died of Marfan's Syndrome in 1986 while competing in a volleyball tournament in Japan. Since that time, NGWSD has evolved into a day to acknowledge the past and recognize current sports achievements, the positive influence of sports participation, and the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports.

NGWSD is jointly organized by the National Girls and Women in Sport Coalition. The Coalition combines the experience and resources of the six premiere girls- and women-serving organizations in the United States: Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Incorporated, the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, National Women's Law Center, the Women's Sports Foundation, and the YWCA USA.

Collectively, these organizations have been in existence for over 427 years and have a membership reach of 5.5 million girls and women.

There are great seats still available. For additional information, please call the Stanford Ticket Office at 1-800-STANFORD.

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