Davis & Elkins Celebrating National Girls & Women in Sports Day

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Monday, February 12, 2018

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), in conjunction with the Athletic Department, will join the celebration of National Girls & Women in Sports Day Sunday, February 18 with a movie showing on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Now in its 32nd year, National Girls & Women in Sports Day celebrates the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports with events scheduled across all 50 states. The 2018 theme, “Play Fair, Play IX,” will illuminate the importance of Title IX legislation in ensuring safe, equitable and non-discriminatory opportunities in athletics for girls and women.

The event at Davis & Elkins will reflect on the progress made since Title IX was enacted in 1972. The celebration, which begins at 2 p.m. in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium, will include a showing of the movie “The Mighty Macs.” The film is a story of the Immaculata College women’s basketball team in the 1970s and illustrates the early start of collegiate athletics for women. A small reception will take place afterward.

SAAC encourages all area young girls and their parents to attend to learn the impact that sports can make in their lives.

“The youth will have the opportunity to interact with our collegiate athletes and learn about how sport has impacted their lives and their path to earning their college education,” said D&E Senior Woman Administrator Amanda Larkin.

For more information on the event, email Larkin at larkina@dewv.edu or call 304-637-1222.

Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit the College website at www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1243.