Community invited to bring daughters to free multi-sport clinic at Salve Regina on Jan. 24

NEWPORT, R.I. – A free multi-sport clinic designed for girls in grades 2-6 is being offered to the public on Friday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Salve Regina University’s Rodgers Recreation Center. As part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, members of the community are invited to bring their daughters to the free clinic, which is being facilitated by student-athletes at Salve Regina.

Participants may register on site beginning at 5:15 p.m. or can complete the registration form in advance at http://salveregina.prestosports.com/genrel/2013-14/files/2014_ngwsd_registration.pdf.

Women representing many of Salve Regina’s athletic teams will be on hand to demonstrate techniques and fundamentals of their respective sports. Last year, student-athletes from the basketball, lacrosse, soccer, track & field and volleyball teams were among those who facilitated the clinic.

“We are excited about hosting this clinic for the sixth straight year,” said Kelly Scafariello, Salve Regina’s associate athletic director. “The young girls participating, as well as our own student-athletes, learn from this event and have a lot of fun. Both have really enjoyed the event the last few years, and we expect nothing but the same in year six.”

Since its inception in 1987, National Girls and Women in Sports Day has become the premiere occasion to celebrate the participation, success and accomplishments of girls and women athletes. What started in 1987 as a single event in Washington, D.C. to honor Olympic volleyball star Flo Hyman has grown into a nationwide celebration across all 50 states.

For more information, contact Scafariello at 401-341-2247 or kelly.scafariello@salve.edu.