(Editor’s note: Montana State University media release)
BOZEMAN – The Montana State women’s basketball team along with the entire Bobcat athletics department will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Thursday, Feb. 1 when MSU hosts North Dakota at 7 p.m. in Worthington Arena.
The celebration will include free admission for all youth wearing a team shirt or jersey. The festivities will be highlighted by pre-game stations and demonstrations that will give participants a taste of different sporting activities such as volleyball, golf, ski, rugby and much more. The stations will be run by Bobcat athletes as well as MSU students.
Girls aged 7-13 who have an interest in learning more about the behind-the-scenes workings of an athletic event can apply to be members of our game day staff, as well. Young women can apply for a number of positions, including marketing assistant, public address announcer, broadcaster and more.
“For example, the young woman chosen to be our public address announcer will be given the opportunity to announce our starting line-ups,” said MSU Associate Athletics Director for Marketing Bethany Cordell. “The girl selected to be our band director will get to direct the Spirit of the West. We’re looking forward to providing young women with the opportunity to learn more about careers in sports, from broadcasting to marketing and everything in between.”
The 32nd Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day will be held on Feb. 7. The 2018 theme is ‘Play Fair, Play IX.” NGWSD is a time to celebrate the extraordinary achievements in girls and women’s sports and the positive influence athletic participation brings. NGWSD recognizes the ongoing effort towards equality and access for women in sports and the nation’s commitment to expand sport and participation opportunities for all girls and future generations.
“We’re excited to be celebrating girls in sports and the impact athletic involvement can have on their lives,” Cordell said.