Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day!

New York, NY - February 5, 2007 - In case you hadn't noticed, the Liberty is a member of the Women's National Basketball Association. So clearly 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 7 is National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and we ask you to join us in celebrating.

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 "Throw like a girl - Lead like a champion!" and on Wednesday thousands of students, parents, coaches, and athletes young and old across the country will show their support for the important cause.

February has actually become Girls and Women in Sports Month, so you can celebrate all month long. Although we at the Liberty aim to promote the cause all year round, and hope you do as well. Later this month, former Liberty All-Star Kym Hampton will commemorate Girls and Women in Sports Month here in New York. She will be joining the City of New York Parks and Recreation as they hold "A Girl Power Celebration" on February 24. The festivities will be held at the Hansborough Recreation Center on W. 134 Street. The Celebration will feature arts and crafts, sports clinics, dance workshops, nutrition workshops and swim activities, and is for children and adults. Kym will be on-hand beginning at 3:00pm to speak, sign autographs and take pictures. For complete details, visit the Parks website HERE.

For more information on NGWSD, plus to find other events in your area to get involved with, check out the National Girls and Women in Sports website HERE. And join the Liberty in commemorating National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 7!