North Adams, MA- The MCLA athletics department hosted over 50 girls and 22 women at their annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration. The event has been celebrated at the MCLA campus for the last 22 years. Aside from the community participation, over 50 MCLA student athletes were a part of the celebration.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebrates the achievements of some of the most influential women in sports, both past and present. The 2011 national theme was "Play, Believe, Achieve." Across the nation, celebratory events are scheduled throughout the month encouraging girls to participate in sports.
MCLA hosted a full day program that included various clinics for both girls and adults. Clinics for girls were offered in Volleyball, Basketball, Softball. The adult women's program featured Zumba Dance, Tennis, and Tai Chi.
The program attracted girls in grades 3-8. Following the clinic sessions, all participants were guests of the Women's basketball program for their game against Worcester State.