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Featured Press Release: Athletes Convene on Capitol Hill to Protect Opportunities for Girls and Women in Sports

Jan. 31, 2017 (Wash, DC): Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) presents an American flag to the NGWSD coalition, including athletes Esther Lofgren (rowing) and Phaidra Knight (rugby). ©Sarah Axelson

WASHINGTON, February 1, 2017 – A coalition of champion athletes and civil rights leaders arrive on Capitol Hill today to celebrate the 31st annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of girls and women in sports.

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