Here are some links to articles about how people are celebrating and why we still need a special day:
- Because it's still hard to sell people on the value of women's sports
- Some background on the day from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
- From the YWCA which also includes (I guess for next year at this point) suggestions for planning your own celebration.
- What the WNBA team the Minnesota Lynx were planning
- The essay contest announced yesterday in honor of the day by the Seattle Storm (deadline not until April 16 if you know any interested 4th-8th graders)
- A story about Olympian Katie King and other female ice hockey players and what they had to do just to be allowed to play ice hockey. They appeared at a Massachusetts elementary school yesterday to tell their stories.
There are many more stories about colleges and local entities running clinics or having speakers. All in all it seems like awareness of girls' and women's sports was up--for a day anyway. But drawing on something the Guerrilla Girls said about Black History and Women's History Month--what happens the rest of the year?