YWCA Rhode Island will host a Twitter Party celebrating the 27th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Feb. 6
The free online event will begin at 3 p.m. To participate, attendees must follow @ywca_RI on Twitter using the hashtag #YWSheShines.
Sports are a solution for many of the serious heath and social problems faced by girls, including obesity, substance abuse, teen pregnancy and depression. In addition to the multitude of health benefits, sports activity at an early age provides a foundation to succeed later in life teaching lessons of teamwork, goal-setting, leadership and competition.
The year marks the 41st anniversary of the Title IX legislation prohibiting the exclusion of women or men in educational programs based on their sex. Title IX is best known for creating more opportunities for women and girls to play sports. The law requires schools and colleges receiving federal funds to give women and girls an equal chance to play sports and to treat men and women equally when it comes to athletic scholarships and other benefits like equipment, coaching, and facilities.
Woonsocket-based YWCA Rhode Island’s Twitter Party is one of more than 1,000 events taking place across the country for National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Congress has proclaimed this day each year since 1987. National Girls and Women in Sports Day is devoted to recognizing the progress of girls and women in sports, and the benefits that sports
and fitness activities can bring to their lives.
For more information about the Twitter Party or to RSVP, contact YWCA
Rhode Island at (401) 769-7450.