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Voorhees University Hosts 2nd Annual National Girls & Women In Sports Day

Denmark, SC – January 31, 2024 – Voorhees University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics proudly announces the hosting of the National Girls and Women In Sports Day Event on February 24, 2024, from 8 am to 12:00 pm. This event, free for girls ages 10-18, celebrates the achievements of girls and women in sports and education, aligning with the National Women and Girls In Sports Day Initiative.

The event will take place at the Voorhees University Leonard E. Dawson Center Gym and Massachusetts Hall, located at 481 Porter Road, Denmark, SC 2904. Registration is open until February 9, 2024, and can be completed via this link.

Designed to foster a sense of community among female athletes and provide them with the motivation to excel in their respective sports, the event will feature a Sports Clinic covering various disciplines such as basketball, volleyball, softball, cheer, and dance. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the “Girl Power Hour,” featuring informational sessions from former student athletes who will share their experiences and insights on the importance of women’s participation in sports.

The event will culminate with admissions to the Voorhees Lady Tigers vs. Carolina University Basketball game, offering participants a firsthand experience of collegiate-level athletics.

For more information on this empowering event, please contact Mary Hill at mhill@voorhees.edu or call 803-780-1260, or NaDiazia Whatley at Nwhatley@voorhees.edu, or 803-780-1043.

Join us as we celebrate the spirit of athleticism and the accomplishments of girls and women in sports!

About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at www.voorhees.edu.

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