JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sixteen girls leaders in athletics from Duval County Public Faculties had been honored Tuesday afternoon with a buying spree in honor of Nationwide Ladies and Ladies in Sports activities Day.
The occasion was made attainable by Academy Sports activities and Open air. Fifteen of the ladies had been athletic administrators within the district and acquired a $300 Academy reward card to buy the shop for brand spanking new tools for his or her respective college applications.
Englewood Excessive Faculty coach Cynthia Bateh has guided student-athletes for 40 years. She’s watched the alternatives for younger girls develop in athletics and past, because of Title IX, the regulation leveling the taking part in area for girls’s sports activities.
“Having households come by means of Englewood, so I’ve coached the mother, dad, the kids, so it’s simply thrilling. It’s thrilling that we’re being put on the market as girls in sports activities,” Bateh mentioned.
And one in every of her former college students, Michelle Bourgholtzer, now the dean and athletic director at Landon Center Faculty, acknowledges what tomorrow represents for girls in sports activities.
“It’s a actually necessary day and for me particularly, being somebody that athletics impacted a lot rising up, and it’s one thing that I work actually laborious to guarantee that we hold our feminine college students energetic and a part of the athletics program,” Bourgholtzer mentioned.
Moreover, a $500 reward card was awarded to Elizabeth Graham, the junior varsity soccer coach at Sandalwood Excessive Faculty and the Jaguars’ honorary flag soccer coach whose 14U workforce will compete on the NFL Flag Championships.
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