By Raymond Rolak
(cnbnews.net) DETROIT-- It will be another day of celebration for women’s athletics as the
University of Detroit-Mercy will participate in National Girls & Women in Sports Day on Feb. 4. The event will feature a series of clinics in a variety of sports. Another highlight will be free admission to the Titans’ women’s basketball game against University of Illinois-Chicago later in the day.
This is just one example of how across the country, the 2012 version of National Girls and Women in Sports Day will celebrate the attention to the success of Title IX. Since Title IX thousands of opportunities have become available for young girls in sports. Since 1971 women’s sports participation has dramatically risen in the United States.
“This is always a great event for all female sports and female athletes in Michigan,” said UDM Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator Teri Kromei. “It shows the importance that sports can play in the lives of young girls and all the opportunities that athletics truly represents.”
All girls, ages 6 through 13 are invited to be part of the day’s activities. The event begins at 11:00 a.m., with sports stations that will be set-up throughout Calihan Hall. All the sports stations will have Titan student-athletes from nearly all of UDM's varsity teams to help provide instruction and hands-on demonstrations in a clinic-like setting.
Not only will the Titan student-athletes be on hand, but the UDM strength and conditioning coaches will be there to provide information on healthy lifestyle choices, fitness, and nutrition for young women. In addition, dance teams are invited and the Titan spirit groups will help all of the participants learn a few new moves.
Following the sports clinic, all of the participants are invited to watch for free as the Titan women's basketball team battles UIC in a Horizon League showdown at 2:00 p.m.
There is no cost and all participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt & lunch. The events start at 10:00 a.m. and pre-registration is a must. To register and for more information please e-mail, email@example.com or call 313-993-1700.
Across the country supporters have been hosting events starting on February 1. National Girls and Women in Sports Day is organized each February by a coalition of five girl-serving organizations.
P.J. Gradowski contributed
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EDITORS NOTE: Raymond Rolak is a veteran sports writer and well traveled sports broadcaster. He is a weekly contributor to CNBNEWS.