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Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with AU Athletics

Updated: Dec 16, 2023

Vision & Purpose LifeStyle Magazine and Media Digital Team | Saturday, December 15, 2023 | 6:00 PM ET

American University (AU) Athletics is celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), with a free post-game clinic that will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024, following a 2 PM women's basketball game against Lehigh University. National Girls and Women in Sports Day is Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Many of American's varsity teams -- typically including basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball -- along with the cheer and dance squads, will lead skills clinics and sign autographs for kids of all ages in attendance on the gym floor. There will be fun prizes and learning opportunities for youth of all ages. The clinic is free for all with a game ticket, and children are asked to wear athletic shoes."We are thrilled to be able to once again host a clinic in support of National Girls and Women in Sports Day," said Interim Deputy Athletics Director Katie Benoit. "Sport can play a critical role in developing skills such as teamwork, resilience, goal-setting, and the pursuit of excellence. It's so valuable for young girls and women to have these opportunities, and it's a wonderful chance for our current student-athletes to share their skills and give back to the community."

Tickets can be purchased to the basketball game in advance online for just $3 by using the code "NGWSD2024" at checkout by clicking here.  All participants are also asked to register and fill out a waiver prior to the clinic, which can be found HERE.

Below is a video from the 2020 National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration at


About National Women and Girls In Sports Day

The National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) is an annual day of observance held during the first week of February to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes, recognize the influence of sports participation for women and girls, and honor the progress and continuing struggle for equality for women in sports.

Each year since its inception in 1987, the United States Congress recognizes women's contributions to sports and society on a day during the first week of February. NGWSD is celebrated annually across the United States and features community-based events, notable women athletes, awards, and other activities. The events are organized by members of the National Girls & Women in Sports Day Coalition, including the Women's Sports Foundation, the National Women's Law Center, the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, and Girls, Inc.

About American University

American University is a Methodist-affiliated institution chartered by Congress in 1893. An answer to George Washington's call to create a national university in the nation's capital, American University was designed to train public servants for the future, a vision it still holds to this day. American University is led by Sylvia M. Burwell, the 15th and first female president. The University's governance is directed by the Board of Trustees and senior university administrators.



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