Group of girls celebrating on the sports field

Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day

National Girls and Women in Sports Day, often abbreviated as NGWSD, has become a day where we commemorate all women athletes, honor their achievements, the positive impacts of inclusion of women in sports, and to address the ongoing challenges women face regarding participation in sports activities. To commemorate the day in Raleigh Parks and Recreation, we decided to interview some of our amazing athletes from our very own Girls Basketball Program.

Meet Louise

Age: 11
Grade: 6

What sports have you participated in with Raleigh Parks and Recreation?
Tball many years ago but this really feels like my first! What is your favorite sport and why? My favorite sport is basketball. I like playing with a team. My mom and dad and grandfathers all love basketball and it is something we enjoy together. I also play with my 4 siblings and family!

Who is your favorite female athlete?
Serena Williams

What does it mean to you to be a girl in sports?
I like having girls as my teammates and supporting each other. It makes me feel connected to each other through sports - playing with girls rather than boys.

Meet Tayler

Age: 9
Grade:4
What sports have you participated in with Raleigh Parks and Recreation?
I have played basketball, football(flag), and soccer.

What is your favorite sport and why?
Basketball is my favorite sport because I think I’m good at it and it suits me. I like playing it with other people.

Who is your favorite female athlete? Candace Parker because she plays basketball and I saw her on TV and her team won a championship. She is pretty and I like that she is on TV with guys talking about the NBA.

What does it mean to you to be a girl in sports? It means a lot to me because I can show people I’m just as good as any boy. Boys don’t like playing with girls in sports because they think we are not good. I think we can play and we are good.

Meet Eva

Age: 12
Grade: 7

What sports have you participated in with Raleigh Parks and Recreation?
Basketball. Softball. Volleyball.

What is your favorite Sport and Why?
Basketball. I enjoy the pace of the game and competitiveness.

Who is your favorite female athlete?
Kyra Lambert - Duke and Texas Alumnus also plays professionally overseas.

What does it mean to you to be a girl in sports?
Girls have as much of a place in sports as boys and the same opportunities.

Contact

 

Raven Johnson

919-996-6640

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