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2nd Annual NGWSD Collaboration With Girl Scouts Grows

2nd Annual NGWSD Collaboration With Girl Scouts Grows

Garden City, N.Y. – On Saturday, Feb. 10, the Adelphi University department of athletics hosted its second annual National Girls and Women in Sports day event in conjunction with the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. 

With over 100 athletes registered, various sports teams provided activities throughout the morning for participants, following breakfast from local sponsor, My Three Sons. 

“It’s incredible to see our athletes contribute their time and energy to an event like this,” said Head Volleyball Coach Danielle MacKnight. “To see them inspire younger generations firsthand makes me remember why I got into coaching in the first place. I firmly believe it’s events like these that make a lasting impression and we look forward to continuing the relationship with the Girl Scouts.”

In addition to learning skills for volleyball, field hockey and soccer, attendees were also exposed to tennis, golf, track and bowling at this year’s event. The overall theme of Sportsmanship was promoted throughout the day with posters that Adelphi athletes had made leading up to the day’s activities.

“This event is a great way to connect with the youth of today and allow them a glimpse of what could be possible for their future,” commented Madison Apicella, junior women’s soccer athlete. “I have done this event for the past two years and enjoy watching their enthusiasm grow when presenting new activities. The interaction among the students and athletes captures the essence of positivity and possibility for all involved.”

Although no station happened in the pool, first year swimmer Kellee Munoz donated her time to serve as a group leader during the event.

“As a group leader it was a beautiful reminder of why I started this sport in the first place. It was so much fun getting to know the girls, and watch them try out sports they have never considered partaking in. Overall, I loved helping out at this event and being surrounded by passionate and hard working girls who were willing to try new things and show me how important it is to honor all women in sports.”

Adelphi Counselor and Sport Social Worker Tobie Langsam joined the group for a brief Q&A and presentation surrounding the theme of the day. 

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