36th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day

by Last updated Feb 2, 2022Baron Featured

February 2, 2022, marks the 36th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day

February 2, 2022 – 36th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) is an annual day of observance held during the first week of February to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes.

This National day is an opportunity to recognize the influence of sports participation for women and girls and honour the progress and continuing struggle for equality for women in sports.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day‘s Wikipedia explains how this national day started. On February 3, 1987, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5606 which declared February 4, 1987, as Nation Women in Sports Day.

“In recognition of the contributions women’s sports have made to this country, and of the need to further advance women’s sports, the Congress, by Public Law 99-540, has designated February 4, 1987, as “National Women in Sports Day” and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this event. NOW, THEREFORE, I, RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States do hereby proclaim February 4, 1987, as National Women in Sports Day.” (Wikipedia)

However, NGWSD was originally initiated in 1987 as a day to honour Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman for her achievements and work for equality. Hyman died suddenly of Marfan’s Syndrome in 1986 while competing in a volleyball tournament in Japan.

“On National Girls and Women in Sports Day, I’d like to honour all female athletes, past and present who are paving the way for future generations. As a mom of two girls in sport, I value that they have learned hard work, teamwork, and self-confidence. Let’s continue to encourage and inspire each other and seek opportunities to help our female athletes reach their full potential and prove that females CAN take it to the next level!”

–  Drina Baron-Zinyk, Vice President at Baron® Championship Rings

Today, the National Day of observance has evolved to recognize all girls and women athletes:

  1. Sports Career – female athletes’ past and current sports achievements
  2. Sports Inspiration and Influence – the positive influence of sports participation for women, girls, and society
  3. Future of Sports – continuing to improve equality and access for women in sports

Some of the benefits for girls and women who participate in sports are:

  • Increase mental and physical well-being
  • Increased sense of belonging
  • Increased academic performance
  • Increase self belonging
  • Increased sense of self, accomplishment, and pride
  • Increased work ethic, responsibility, and accountability
  • A greater understanding of teamwork and goal setting
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Baron® Championship Rings Presents: National Girl’s and Women in Sports Day -Recognizing the influence of sports participation for both women and girls, and we are honoured to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes every day 🙌 – Watch Baron Championship Rings YouTube

Custom Championship Rings for Girls & Women in Sports

To commemorate the 36th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, below are some of the many custom Championship Rings by Baron® that were designed for female athletes.

2018 & 2020 WNBA CHAMPIONS

Seattle Storm | Women’s Professional Basketball | CX02A

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2021 State Champions

Captain Shreve Lady Gators | Women’s High School Basketball | RU02A | Shreveport, LA

2021 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

The Stingray Allstar Sugar | Women’s Cheerleading | RU02A | Marietta, CA

2021 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

The Stingray Allstar Mango
Women’s Cheerleading | RU39A | Marietta, CA

2021 NEC Champions

Franklin High School | Women’s Basketball | CD02S | Los Angeles, CA

2021 CIF-SD CHAMPIONS

La Costa Canyon High School | Women’s High School Soccer | RC02A | Encinitas, CA

2021 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Lindenwood University | Women’s Lacrosse | CU02A | Saint Charles, MO

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Tribute to National Girls & Women in Sports Day 

See what female athletes are saying about the National Girls & Women in Sports Day.

Sports teaches work ethic, teamwork, social skills, cooperation, authority, respect, responsibility, passion, skill, etc.

Take a moment to view the videos provided and hear from these female athletes in their own words what Sport has meant to them.

Baron® Championship Rings is proud to align with and recognize the National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

History of Girls & Women in Sports

A brief look into Women’s Sports in History as we honour the 36th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day.

Year

Women athletes’ first appearance was in the 1900 Olympic Games, which were held in Paris. Out of 1066 athletes from 19 countries, only 22 women competed in tennis, sailing, croquet, equestrian, and golf sports.

Hélène de Pourtalès of Switzerland became the first woman to compete in the Olympic Games and became the first female Olympic champion. She and her team won in the first 1 to the 2-ton sailing event on May 22, 1900.

The 1908 Summer Olympics (officially the Games of the IV Olympiad, also known as London 1908) included 22 sports, representing 110 events in 24 sporting disciplines.

While Swimming, diving, and water polo were considered three disciplines of the same sport of aquatics.

Meanwhile, a total of 37 female athletes competed in archery, figure skating, and tennis which became women’s events.

Year

Year

The 1908 Summer Olympics (officially the Games of the IV Olympiad, also known as London 1908) included 22 sports, representing 110 events in 24 sporting disciplines.

While Swimming, diving, and water polo were considered three disciplines of the same sport of aquatics.

Meanwhile, a total of 37 female athletes competed in archery, figure skating, and tennis which became women’s events.

Inspirational quotes from Female Athletes

List of inspirational quotes from top athletes around the world. (Uplifter Inc., EcoSalon)

  • “Always work hard, never give up, and fight until the end because it’s never really over until the whistle blows.” – Alex Morgan
  • “Practice creates confidence. Confidence empowers you.” – Simone Biles
  • “People would say, ‘Girls don’t play hockey. Girls don’t skate.’ I would say, ‘Watch this.’” – Hayley Wickenheiser
  • “You’ve got to be confident when you’re competing. You’ve got to be a beast.” – Gabby Douglas
“I really think a Champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.”

– Serena Williams

  • “No matter what the competition is, I try to find a goal that day and better that goal.” – Bonnie Blair
  • “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King
  • “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.” – Mia Hamm

Q & A for Girls & Women in Sports

A brief look at Women’s Sports most asked questions.

When is National Girls & Women In Sports Day in 2022?

National Girls & Women In Sports Day is on February 2, 2022.

What are the most popular female sports around the world?

According to SportsAspire, the following list shows the most popular female sports around the world: Basketball, netball, soccer, softball, tennis, badminton, swimming, cricket, equestrian, bowling, cycling, lacrosse, motorsports, gymnastics, ice skating, skiing, table tennis, volleyball, fencing, field hockey, skateboarding, snowboarding, ice hockey, weightlifting, golf, bodybuilding, rodeo, archery, rugby, wrestling, athletics, boxing, billiards, shooting, rock climbing

Who was the first female athlete to set a world record?

According to Wikipedia, Jarmila Kratochvílová was the first female athlete to set a world record. Jarmila was born in January 1951 in Golčův Jeníkov and competed as a Czech track and field athlete. In 1983, she set the world record for 800 meters. This record still stands and is currently the longest-standing individual world record in athletics.

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36TH ANNUAL NATIONAL GIRLS & WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY

Baron® Championship Rings strongly suggests that you support Girls and Women Athletics in your area by getting involved.

For more information on how – Visit Women Sports Foundation. – The leading authority on women’s and girls’ participation in sports, WSF is dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring all girls access to sports – #keepPlaying

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