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A Lot of Activity on National Girls and Women in Sports Day

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Rochester: A Lot of Activity on National Girls and Women in Sports Day
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The theme this year is,"Girls in Sports, an Investment in the Future," and St. John Fisher College is honoring the day by hosting a 12-hour teeter-totter marathon.

Students and faculty members are taking time out of their busy schedule to take turns on the teeter-totter and the goal is to keep it in motion for 12 hours and help raise money for the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport.

People can help support this organization by purchasing a T-shirt. Also, a competition was held where teams collected loose change and that loose change was then put into jars set up around the campus.

"Most girls feel like they're not as important in the sports industry or sports in general, and I'd like to expand that because they are," said Kathy Damato, a student-athlete.

"It's not about making people aware as much as it about making them embrace the idea of how important it is for women to be involved in sports because, let's face it, a lot of the professional athletes that you see are men, and that's a very male-dominated area, so this is a good thing for women to know as well, that they could be physically active," said Kyle Reinson, communications professor.

This is the third year that St. John Fisher has been on board with this program; a program that allows the campus community to promote and encourage girls and women to compete and play sports.

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