W&J Dept. of Athletics Announces Title IX Girls Field Day
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson College department of athletics has announced that it will celebrate NCAA Division III Week (April 8-14) by hosting a field day for girls (grades 1-8) at Cameron Stadium on Saturday, April 13 from noon until 2:00 pm.
The field day will highlight 40 years of Title IX, the law that states "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance".
Members of the W&J athletic department will supervise the field day which will include an afternoon of sports, food and fun in the sun. The first 100 girls to sign up will secure a spot for the event!
Please RSVP via email with participant’s name, school, and age to Head Field Hockey Coach Jomara Coghlan (email@example.com) by Friday, April 5. In case of inclement weather, the Henry Memorial Center will be used.
NCAA Division III Week is a positive opportunity for all individuals associated with a Division III institution to observe and celebrate the impact of athletics and of student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community. During the week, every Division III school and conference office is encouraged to conduct a type of outreach activity that falls into one of three categories: academic accomplishment; athletic experience; or leadership/community service/campus involvement.
W&J's field day event is part of Division III’s Identity Initiative, which was introduced in 2010 to sharpen the division’s identity and to enable schools and conferences to consistently explain why they prefer to compete in Division III. The initiative has been guided by a strategic-positioning platform, describing Division III as a place where student-athletes can “follow your passions and develop your potential,” within an approach that combines rigorous academics, competitive sports and an opportunity to pursue other interests.