National Girls and Women in Sports Day

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National Girls and Women in Sports Day
United States
National Girls and Women in Sports Day

The National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) is an annual observance taking place in the first week of February. It aims to recognize the achievements of female athletes, acknowledge the impact of sports participation for women and girls, and pay tribute to the ongoing efforts for equality in women's sports.

Since its establishment in 1987, the United States Congress has designated a day during the first week of February to honor women's contributions to sports and society. NGWSD is celebrated nationwide, featuring community-based events, highlighting notable women athletes, presenting awards, and engaging in various activities. These events are coordinated by members of the National Girls & Women in Sports Day Coalition, which includes organizations such as the Women's Sports Foundation, National Women's Law Center, the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, and Girls, Inc.