Athletics News

GW Athletics to Host Girls and Women in Sports Night Feb. 2

Jan. 31, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University Department of Athletics will honor the 25th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day by hosting Girls and Women in Sports Night during GW's women's basketball game against Rhode Island at Charles E. Smith Center Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 7:00 pm. Renowned journalist, author and professional speaker, Mariah Burton Nelson, will speak at a closed pre-game reception in the Colonials Club.

In addition to the pre-game speech from Burton Nelson, the Northern Virginia United Senior Women's Basketball Association's 50-and-over team is scheduled to scrimmage at halftime and the GW women's studies department will have a historical display of women's' sports memorabilia for fans to enjoy.

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.

In honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the GW athletic department is offering $3.00 tickets to all those who mention "Girls and Women in Sports Day" at the Smith Center Box Office.

For more information about this event, call (202) 994-6050.