Illinois College SAAC will host Girls and Women In Sports Day event


The Illinois College Student-Athletes Advisory Committee will host a free event promoting Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for girls in the age range of Kindergarten to 8th grade.

The event will feature a variety of activities with participants rotating through a series of stations where they will participate in sports such as basketball, volleyball, softball, football, tennis, field events, soccer and golf. The events will be led by current IC student-athletes and after the event, the participants are welcome to join the student-athletes for lunch from 11 a.m. to noon. Participants will also be invited to cheer on the Lady Blues women's basketball team as they face Lawrence University at 1 p.m. 

The participants will be recognized at the beginning of the women's game and make a tunnel for the players as they enter the court. Sign-ups are now open and available HERE. Parents, please be sure to fill out the google form and the participant paperwork.

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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