This year marks the 32nd anniversary of annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports

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National Girls & Women in Sports Day

February 1, 2017

Join us in recognizing the extraordinary achievements of those who have helped to effect change and create opportunities for women and girls in sports.

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Expanding Opportunity: The Power of Play

NGWSD 2017 recognizes athletes, coaches, athletic directors,  parents and lawmakers who are committed to Expanding Opportunity for all girl and women.

Grete Eliassen

Women's Sports Foundation President, six-time Winter X Games medalist, Four-time U.S. Open champion, Freeskiing


Amara Mbionwu

PowerPlay NYC Coach; Former women's basketball forward, Columbia University; Bowie, Md.


Jazmin Matos

Alumnae of StreetSquash in New York City


Taking it to The House

Leaders representing the NGWSD Coalition will again unite in Washington, D.C., to meet with influential government officials, rallying support for important legislation and policies that provide critical sports access for girls and women. See what we have planned.

Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Visits with U.S. Senators and Representatives

Office on Women’s Health
Washington, D.C.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

NGWSD Coalition Meeting; privately held

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Washington, D.C.
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Official Briefing with Athlete & Expert Panel

Share The Celebration Together

Use the hashtag #NGWSD to join the festivities online. Your NGWSD moment could be featured on our site.

National Girls & Women in Sports Day Coalition

The National Girls & Women in Sports Day Coalition is comprised of four premiere organizations in the United States. Learn More