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In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the Jamestown Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Jamestown Community College (JCC) will sponsor the 20th annual Get in the Game day-long event on Saturday, March 16 th for girls in grades 4-7. Beginning at 8:30 am and running through 4 pm, girls will rotate in age-appropriate groups through eight different sports at the JCC Physical Education Complex. This year, the sports featured are kayaking, rugby, soccer, volleyball, track, basketball, and others.
The sports workshops accommodate all skill levels. Girls will be supervised by AAUW, college and high school volunteers, and first aid assistants are available throughout the event. Registration is limited to 150 girls and costs $10 per girl. Registration includes a full day of activities, lunch, and a souvenir t-shirt. To register, participants can request a registration form via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Facebook page, Get in the Game – Jamestown NY. A limited number of scholarships are available. A request for a scholarship should be marked on the registration form. The registration deadline is March 9th. Due to safety reasons, late arrivals or early dismissals cannot be accommodated.
The annual Get in the Game event was inspired by the Women’s Sports Foundation that created and sponsors annually the National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Over the 20 years that AAUW, The YWCA, and JCC have co-sponsored this event, over 1,800 girls have been given the opportunity to experience new sports, to learn about teamwork, and to increase their own self-esteem and self- confidence. This year we are pleased to have the support of the Western New York Girls in Sport founded by Mary Wilson, wife of Buffalo Bills Owner Ralph Wilson Jr.
AAUW is a nationwide organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, research and philanthropy. If interested in learning more about AAUW and the Jamestown AAUW Branch, go to www.aauw.org and www.jamestown.aauw-nys.org.