H.Res. 114: Supporting the goals and ideals of “National Girls and Women in Sports Day”

H.Res. 114

Supporting the goals and ideals of “National Girls and Women in Sports Day”

Sponsor
Rep. Albio Sires

Date
February 10, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

H.Res. 114 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House under a motion to suspend the rules.  This resolution was introduced by Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ) on February 3, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 114 resolves that the House of Representatives

  • "Supports the goals and ideals of  "National Girls and Women in Sports Day", an event sponsored by the National Girls and Women in Sports Coalition to honor the achievements of and encourage participation of girls and women in sports; and
  • "Encourages the continued participation of schools and communities in providing opportunities for girls and women in elementary, secondary, and college sports to promote awareness of the positive influence of sports participation in the lives and health of girls and women, and the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports.

Background

February 4, 2009, has been designated as "National Girls and Women in Sports Day" by the National Girls and Women in Sports Coalition.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) has been celebrated annually in all 50 states to recognize the achievements and encourage the participation of girls and women in sports.  Originally founded in honor of Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman, NGWSD has become a day to acknowledge past and present athletic achievements, the positive influence of sports participation and the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports.