Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day

New York, NY - January 30, 2006 - In case you hadn't noticed, the Liberty is a member of the Women's National Basketball Association. So obviously women's involvement in athletics is an issue close to our heart. And that is why Wednesday is an important day to us, and should be to you as well. February 1 is National Girls and Women in Sports Day. As a matter of fact, it is the 20th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. So while the Liberty is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, NGWSD is commemorating its 20th.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day was enacted by Congress in 1986 to honor the athletic achievement of women and to recognize the importance of sports and fitness in the lives of all girls and women everywhere. The Day is celebrated in all 50 states with community events and activities. NGWSD serves to "acknowledge the past and recognize current sports achievements, the positive influence of sports participation, and the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports." This year's theme is "Count Me In," and on Wednesday thousands of students, parents, coaches, and athletes young and old across the country will show their support for the important cause.

Former Liberty All-Star Kym Hampton will be joining the WNBA in celebrating NGWSD with a clinic in Manhattan on Wednesday. What better way to mark the special day than by hosting a fitness clinic for local Jr. WNBA members and their parents? Hampton will lead the kids and their parents through a clinic, as well as teach them the importance of good health and fitness, at the McBurney YMCA on Wednesday evening. For more information on the Jr. WNBA, click HERE.

For more information on the Day, plus to find events in your area to get involved with, check out the National Girls and Women in Sports website HERE. Join the Liberty in commemorating National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 1!