NEWPORT, R.I. – Local girls in grades 2-6 are invited to a free sports clinic being administered by female student athletes at Salve Regina University on Friday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Rodgers Recreation Center.
The university’s third annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day clinic will include demonstrations on techniques and fundamentals used in a variety of women’s sports. Salve Regina student athletes from the women’s basketball, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball teams will participate.
“We are excited about hosting this clinic for the third straight year,” said Lisa Yenush, 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 three.”
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. The Women's Sports Foundation is a member of the National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) coalition. Other members include: Girls' Incorporated, Girls Scouts of America, National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, and the National Women's Law Center.
Pizza will be served following the clinic. For more information, contact Lisa Yenush at 341-2247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.