On February 6, 2019 we celebrate the 33rd Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). This nationwide celebration acknowledges the accomplishments of all female athletes and honors the progress, as well as the continued struggle, women have made for equality in sports.
This year’s NGWSD theme is Lead Her Forward, in recognition of the countless ways that sports push girls and women to achieve excellence and their full potential, both on and off the field.
Despite facing inequality and struggles at every turn, these hardships have served to create a powerful platform for female athletes to stand strong together and promote the importance of advancing sports participation for girls and women.
In honor of this year’s theme, we asked some of our female athlete ambassadors and Up2Us Sports coaches why the confidence, strength and character they have gained through sports is so important in helping to push themselves to excel as leaders in other aspects of their lives. Additionally, we also asked them to share tips and advice with other women and girls on how to push past their limits and become strong leaders, both in sports and in their own lives.
How have sports helped you to become a strong leader?
Share with us by filling in the blank below. Share your post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag @Up2UsSports for a chance to be featured:
Sports have helped me to become a strong leader by __________ #LeadHerForward #NGWSD @WomensSportsFdn @Up2UsSports
Learn more about National Girls and Women in Sports Day by visiting www.NGWSD.org