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Lead Her Forward

02.01.2019


Inspire Girls, Honor Women.

Celebrate the 33rd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by cheering on a girls’ or women’s team, or two, skate at the TD Garden. Whatever you do, take a picture of yourself celebrating NGWSD any way you like and send it to beth_maloney@positivecoach.org and we will post it!


NGWSD celebrates the importance of fair play, of Title IX, and of the promise of equal opportunity in sports. PCA partners everywhere are celebrating, here are just a few of the February options, we hope to see you there! This year’s theme for NGWSD is Lead Her Forward, honoring those who are committed to providing equitable access in sports to all girls and women, including New England’s own Meghan Duggan, 2018 Olympic gold medalist, Two-time Olympic silver medalist, Captain of the U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team.


Meghan and the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team won the Women’s Sports Foundation Wilma Rudolph Courage Award for fighting for equitable treatment – to increase training stipends and promote the participation of more girls and women in their sport – and for their solidarity in announcing their willingness to boycott the Women’s World Championships.

Meghan Duggan says: "Sports have changed my life forever. Throughout the course of my career, I have come to learn that the true definition of success is not solely defined by wins and losses but rather by the person sports make us become. Sports provide us with a unique opportunity to learn many lessons, such as: overcoming adversity, working together with teammates, and self-empowerment. I proudly support the WSF and National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and believe that all girls, everywhere should be inspired and empowered through sport!"Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 pm at Warrior Ice Arena / NWHL Boston Pride v. CT Whale

Featuring Olympian Haley Skarupa, Gigi Marvin, and Amanda Pelkey and more!

Saturday, February 2 at 3 pm at Harvard / LIGHT THE BRIGHT for Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey v. Brown

Arrive early to meet Harvard’s elite athletes, play games, get autographs, and free neon t-shirts.

Saturday, February 2 at 3 pm at Dartmouth – National Girls & Women in Sports Day Celebration / Dartmouth Women’s Hockey v. Yale

The first 100 girls in grades K-8 receive a “Girl Power” Dartmouth Hockey T-shirt!

Sunday, February 3 at 9:30 am, tipoff at 1 pm at BC Conte Forum / BC Women’s Basketball v VA Tech

Pregame clinic with BC Women’s Basketball, Skills stations with BC Women Varsity Athletes, & free admission to the game.

Friday, February 8 at TD Garden / Boston Bruins present “Girls Hockey Day”

Friday, February 8 at 6 pm at Yale / Celebration of NGWSD for Yale Women’s Hockey v. Quinnipiac

Saturday, February 16 at 2 pm at Harvard / PACK THE HOUSE for Harvard Women’s Basketball v. Penn

Saturday, February 16 at 6 pm at Brown Celebration of NGWSD for Brown University Women’s Basketball v. Columbia

Highlighting Rhode Island Women in Athletics and FREE Brown basketball headband for the first 100 kids!

Dartmouth College held its 5th annual NGWSD Clinic on Saturday, January 26th

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