Today, February 2nd, 2011 we are celebrating the
National Girls & Women in Sports Day!
For 25 years, National Girls & Women in Sports Day has motivated girls and women to get active and stay active. We want everyone to get active and realize the long-term benefits of staying active. Being involved in sports and staying physicially fit helps equip girls and women with self-confidence and strength to flourish in all areas of life.
1st, get out and PLAY! Go for a run, play catch with a friend, join a local sports team. You can play one sport or game that you love, or you can try many. Don't worry about how good you are. If you enjoy whatever sport you begin playing, don't let anyone stop you!
Next, we want you to BELIEVE that you can accomplish anything in sports and in life. Set goals, and you can be great at whatever you set your mind to. Confidence is half the battle and if you believe in yourself, everyone else will believe in you too. In order to fulfill your dreams, you need to have the will and the desire that comes with wanting to be the best, in sports or in anything else.
If you go out, play and believe in yourself, know that eventually you will ACHIEVE your goals, whether on the sports field, in the classroom, or in day-to-day life. Getting involved in sports can put you on the path to success. Have confidence in yourself, take chances, and set goals...You will be unstoppable!
Visit http://www.ngwsdcentral.com/ for activity ideas and a list of other events taking place throughout the nation.
Girls Inc. of the USA, Girls Incorporated, NAGWS, National Women's Law Center, and Women's Sports Foundation