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 Kids Can Find Inspiration at Girls and Women in Sports Day

​Girls and boys in kindergarten through 8th grade can learn about various athletic opportunities, meet female athletes, and enjoy a women’s basketball game Feb. 7 at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Day at San Diego State University.

The free event starts at 12:30 p.m. at San Diego State University’s Viejas Arena with an all-sports clinic where children can interact and learn from varsity athletes from SDSU’s women’s teams. The athletes will be dressed in training apparel and give hands-on instruction to students.

The clinic concludes just before 2 p.m., when the Aztec women’s basketball team takes on Boise State University inside Viejas Arena. After the game, the women’s basketball team will sign autographs for children.

This is the eighth year for the event, which is part of the national Girls and Women in Sports Day, an annual celebration of females in sports. The San Diego County Office of Education helps distribute the tickets, which are free for children, parents, and chaperones. Parking is $1 an hour in Parking Structure 5.

“It’s a phenomenal event for young girls,” County Superintendent of Schools Randy Ward said. “The SDSU athletes not only provide great coaching in their sports, but they’re ideal role models for the young girls.”

For more information or to get tickets, call 858-292-3753, or email lfersch@sdcoe.net.