Girls & Sports Day (Prescott)
This annual event educates girls about the benefits of good health and encourages them to participate in sports. It is part of North Star’s WINGS (Women Involving Neighborhood Girls in Sports) program.
Sports stations introduce participants to both traditional sports (e.g., volleyball and Gymnastics) and non-traditional sports (e.g., Pound, Gaga Ball and Color Guard), as well as team and individual sports. Volunteer professionals (i.e., professional and college athletes, coaches and female high school athletes) teach participants basic rules, use of equipment and techniques, and guide them as they turn instruction into action. Girls & Sports Day participants are divided by age into three groups and activities are tailored to be age-appropriate. At the end of the day camp, participants are provided with a sports bag filled with healthy snacks, information and other items that reinforce what was learned.
The registration fee is $15
This program combines physical activity with an educational intervention to reduce and prevent risky behaviors. Elementary and middle-school girls learn to cope with circumstances and change behaviors that threaten their well-being as they embrace a physically active lifestyle over the course of 15 weeks.
Each week a different GoGirlGo! lesson (i.e. bullying, leadership and refusal skills) and a different sport are presented to the girls.