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. 10, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 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 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Participants will also be invited to cheer on the Lady Blues women's basketball team as they face Lake Forest College at 3 p.m. 

Sign-ups are now open and available HERE. Parents, please be sure to fill out the google form and the participant paperwork.


About National Girls & Women in Sports Day
2024 marks the 38th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). This celebration inspires girls and women to play and be active, to realize their full power. The confidence, strength and character gained through sports participation are the very tools girls and women need to become strong leaders in sports and life. WSF ushers in 2024 excited to celebrate our 50th anniversary. We are proud of this tremendous milestone and appreciate all who have, and continue to, support us in our mission – and join us on this important day.

A vibrant movement we celebrate annually, NGWSD honors the achievements of girls and women in sports and continues to Lead Her Forward by acknowledging the power of sports to unlock her limitless potential.

The Women's Sports Foundation applauds the vital role played by the individuals and organizations who join us in championing this effort: advocates seeking to protect Title IX and advance gender equity, athletes using their platform to inspire greatness, and coaches working daily to promote play.

We invite you to celebrate NGWSD in your community and to join the Women's Sports Foundation as we Lead Her Forward in 2024.

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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