File #: Res 0663-2003    Version: * Name: National Girls and Women in Sports Day, February 5, 2003
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Women's Issues
On agenda: 1/29/2003
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution recognizing February 5, 2003 as National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Sponsors: Tracy L. Boyland, Tony Avella, Charles Barron, Yvette D. Clarke, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Simcha Felder, Lewis A. Fidler, James F. Gennaro, John C. Liu, Margarita Lopez, Michael C. Nelson, Christine C. Quinn, James Sanders, Jr., Larry B. Seabrook, Helen Sears, Kendall Stewart, Albert Vann, David I. Weprin, Robert Jackson
Council Member Sponsors: 19
Res. No. 663 Title Resolution recognizing February 5, 2003 as National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Body By Council Members Boyland, Avella, Barron, Clarke, Comrie, Felder, Fidler, Gennaro, Liu, Lopez, Nelson, Quinn, Sanders, Seabrook, Sears, Stewart, Vann, Weprin and Jackson Whereas, The Girl Scouts of America, Girls Incorporated, the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, the Women's Sports Foundation and the YWCA of the U.S.A. joined together to organize the 17th Annual National Girls and Women In Sports Day, to be held on Feb. 5, 2003; and Whereas, This day exists to celebrate the current and past sports achievements of girls and women, acknowledge the positive influence of sports participation in the lives of girls and women, and recognize the continuing struggle of girls and women for equality and access in sports; and Whereas, The history of girls and women in sports is rich and long, yet there has been little national recognition of the significance of their athletic achievements; and Whereas, Girls and women athletics, at all levels, is one of the most effective avenues available through which girls and women may develop self-esteem, self-discipline, initiative, confidence and leadership skills regardless of background; and Whereas, Research studies commissioned by the Women's Sports Foundation concluded that girls involved in sports not only benefit from better health, but are also less likely to engage in risky health behaviors such as smoking, drinking, or using drugs; and Whereas, The bonds built between girls and women through athletics help break down social barriers, such as racism and prejudice, and the communication and cooperation skills girls and women learn through athletics can play a key role in enhancing their contributions at home, school, and work and to society; and Whereas, The theme of this year's National Girls and Women in Sports Day is "Succeed in Sports, Lead in Life"; now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York recognizes February 5, 2003 as National Girls and Women in Sports Day. LS# 1722 JP 1/23/03 |1013|