This past February 3rd was the 30th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD).
What is NGWSD?
It is a day dedicated to celebrating the girls and women who have effected change and created opportunities for female athletes. This year’s theme was Leading the Way, a nod to all the individuals and organizations who are on the front line for girls and women in sports: the organizations committed to advancing women’s issues, athletes who have overcome barriers, coaches who challenge their teams to succeed, girls who have faith in their own potential and all those who continue to use the power of example to inspire greatness.
What does that mean for Woodstock?
This year more than 650 female athletes from Cherokee County High schools took part in celebrating NGWSD -even some of our outstanding alumna were present! Our amazing female athletes were recognized for their contributions in their sport, acknowledged for the challenges they have overcome and celebrated for their positive influence through sports participation on girls and women everywhere.
Each year a coach is honored for his or her contribution and support to female sports and athletes. This year’s recipient was Sequoyah High School Softball coach Todd Morrissey. With his guidance and support, the Sequoyah Lady Chiefs went to state playoffs in 2006 and have made a whopping seven return trips to the playoffs. We’re lucky to have a great coach who believes in our girls and supports them to be the best athletes they can be.