Mercyhurst College will hold its inaugural “Take a Girl to a Game” day on Feb. 4. The event is in celebration of National Girls and Women’s Sports Day on Feb. 1.
Girls in grades K-12 will receive free admission to the 2 pm women’s ice hockey game against Niagara and are invited to attend a pre-game reception at the Mercyhurst Ice Center from 6-7 p.m.
Over 100 girls are expected to attend the event. There will be a drawing for the ceremonial puck drop, in-game promotions, opportunities to try on Laker uniforms and equipment and a meet-and-greet with members of the Laker women’s teams.
Mercyhurst’s “Take a Girl to a Game” 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 national day each year since 1987. It recognizes the progress of girls and women in sports and the benefits that sports and fitness activities can bring to the lives of all girls and women.
The Day is organized nationally by the Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Incorporated, National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, the National Women’s Law Center and the Women’s Sports Foundation.
If interested in attending, visit www.hurstathletics.com and click on the “Special Events” tab to sign up your daughter, Girl Scout troop, or team on the form provided. Tickets for the event are free for girls K-12. Admission for adults is $5 and $3 for senior citizens. For more information on this event please call (814) 824-3101.
- From Mercyhurst, AmeriCorps VISTA news release