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National Girls and Women in Sports Day

NGWSD: Expanding Opportunity

Since 1987, the Women’s Sports Foundation has traveled to our nation’s capital to advocate and celebrate women and girls in sports. This year marks the 31st anniversary of National Girls & Women in Sports Day. On February 1 we kicked off the 2017 celebration recognizing the extraordinary achievements of those who have helped to effect change and create opportunities for women and girls in sports.

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2017 NGWSD Receiving flag

Athletes in action as we advocate in Washington, D.C. for NGWSD.

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The Power of Play


NGWSD 2017 recognizes athletes, coaches, AD's, parents and lawmakers who are committed to Expanding Opportunity for all girls and women.

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Find or Post an Event in Your Community

Communities across all 50 states are hosting events in conjunction with the NGWSD celebration. Find an event in your community or post your own today!

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(Left to right) Champion athletes Lillian Greene-Chamberlain, Ph.D., Track & Field; Phaidra Knight, Rugby; Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Track & Field; Esther Lofgren, Rowing, and Joanna Lohman, Soccer, on Capitol Hill to celebrate NGWSD 2017.

Highlights from 2017's Celebration

On Wednesday, February 1, champion athletes and advocates alike convened on Capitol Hill to celebrate the 31st annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day.

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