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2018 NGWSD Announcement – Coming Soon!

If you are a member of the media with an inquiry about the 2018 event, please contact: Aleia Naylor,

Nita Lowey flag presentationRep. Nita Lowey for New York’s 17th Congressional District presents the American flag to champion athletes Esther Lofgren (rowing) and Phaidra Knight (rugby), and Deborah Slaner Larkin of the Women’s Sports Foundation, in honor of the 31st anniversary of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (Feb 2017)

About National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD)
National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) began in 1987 as a special day in our nation’s capital to recognize women’s sports. The day united premiere organizations and elite female athletes to bring national attention to the promise of girls and women in sports. In 1987, NGWSD also served as a remembrance of Olympic volleyball player, Flo Hyman, for her athletic achievements and dedication to promoting equality for women’s sports; Hyman died of Marfan’s Syndrome in 1986. NGWSD has since evolved into an event to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes, the positive influence of sports participation and the continuing struggle for equality for women in sports.

National Girls & Women in Sports Day is celebrated annually across all 50 states with community-based events, award ceremonies and other celebratory activities. NGWSD is organized by the members of the National Girls & Women in Sports Day Coalition. Champion women athletes have also contributed to annual NGWSD activities. For more information, please visit:

About the National Girls and Women in Sports Day Coalition
The National Girls & Women in Sports Day Coalition is comprised of four premiere organizations in the United States including the Women’s Sports Foundation, National Women’s Law Center, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and Girls Inc. Visit the official web site for more information.