NEWPORT, R.I. - Bring your daughter (Grades 2-6) to Salve Regina University for its eighth annual multi-sport clinic at the Rodgers Recreation Center on Friday, April 8.
Student-athletes from various Salve Regina women's athletic teams will be on hand to demonstrate techniques and fundamentals of their respective sports to all youths in attendance. Last year, student-athletes from the basketball, lacrosse, soccer, track & field, and volleyball teams were among those in attendance. The clinic begins at 6 - 8 p.m. (check-in 5:30 to 6 p.m.; pizza and pickup 8 to 8:30 p.m.), and pizza will be served following the clinic.
"We are excited about hosting this clinic for the eighth straight year," said associate athletic director Kelly Scafariello. "The young girls participating, as well as our own student-athletes, learn from this event and have a lot of fun. Both have really enjoyed the event the last few years, and we expect nothing but the same in year seven."
Since its inception in 1987, National Girls and Women in Sports Day has become the premiere occasion to celebrate the participation, success and accomplishments of girls and women athletes. What started in 1987 as a single event in Washington, D.C. to honor Olympic volleyball star Flo Hyman has grown into a nationwide celebration across all 50 states.
The Women's Sports Foundation is a member of the National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) coalition. Other members include: Girls' Incorporated, Girls Scouts of America, National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, and the National Women's Law Center.
The event is open to girls in grades 2-6, and the clinic is free. For more information, please contact Scafariello at (401) 341-2247 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may register on site, beginning at 5:30 p.m., or complete a form downloadable here and bring with you on Friday, April 8.