North Adams, MA- The MCLA Athletics department held their 25th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration this afternoon. The Trailblazers welcomed 62 girls and 13 women to campus to participate in a variety of clinics. The celebration is held in conjunction with the national event, which is themed "Girls in Sports, an Investment in the Future."
The student athletes at MCLA assisted in the clinic presentations along with department members and coaches. Clinics were held for girls in the sports of Soccer and Basketball, followed by a performance with the NEXXUS step team. The adult sessions were focused around Pickleball. Other events included sessions on Nutrition and overall Fitness.
"The day is special for these young athletes along with the student-athletes here at MCLA. It gives them a chance to watch a college basketball game and to interact with the athletes in a fun and friendly environment, while learning aspects of the game," said Kaylyn Smith, Assistant to the Director of Athletics, who was a member of the National Girls and Women in Sports day committee.
MCLA is in its 25th year of celebrating the event. After the clinic sessions, guests were invited to the Trailblazers basketball doubleheader versus Worcester State. The women's basketball team then participated in an autograph session to round out the day. The event has been a staple of the MCLA athletics program for decades.