This event is one of more than 1,000 events taking place in honor of the 20th Annual National Girls' and Women in Sports Day, as declared by Congress.
The national day is to recognize the achievements of girls and women in sport and to encourage all females to participate in sports and fitness activities. Studies show that if a girl does not play sports by the time she is 10 years old, there is less than a 10 percent chance she'll be playing when she is 25.
Several organizations offering youth programs will be featured in the pre-game health and sports fair on the concourse of the Humphrey Coliseum. Those include the Girl Scouts of Northeast Mississippi, MSU Department of Recreational Sports, Upward Basketball and Cheerleading and The Wellness Connection.
The Feb. 5 contest vs. the Gamecocks will tip-off at 2 p.m. Gates to the Coliseum will open at 1 p.m. as well as the Hump Ticket Office. Tickets are $6 for adults and all youths 18 and under are admitted for free. For more information, contact Susan Robertson, Athletic Marketing Coordinator, at (662) 325-9847.
The Joe Frank Sanderson Center on the campus of MSU will celebrate Girls' Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., inviting girls ages 6-14 years to participate in activities such as aerobics, yoga, a soccer clinic and a volleyball clinic. Participants will receive complimentary tickets to the Lady Bulldogs women's basketball game vs. Alabama on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. in conjunction with Take A Kid To The Game promotion. Pre-registration is due by Feb. 3. For more information contact Marcia Turner at (662) 325-1295.