City Council recognizes National Girls and Women in Sports Day
“It makes me smile watching all of these young women come up to the podium, because it reminds me, and should remind all of you, how strong our young women are here in the City of Boston,” said Councilor Essaibi-George as she presented a resolution to a group of young women athletes, recognizing National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
This year marks the 34th annual Girls and Women in Sports Day, a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievement of girls and women in sports. Councilor Essaibi-George recognized how sports empower, strengthen, and inspire girls and women in sports to become leaders and champions for other women. She reflected on her time playing softball in high school and college, and when she later went on to coach at East Boston High.
“When we talk about female athletes we need to be at a point where girls and women who play sports are simply considered athletes,” she said. “The lessons we learned this morning are that female athletes are athletes, need to brag more about their accomplishments, and that those early morning practices [allow you] to see the morning first.”
The Council was joined by athletes and graduates from Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, Charlestown High School, Boston Green Academy, John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, Snowden International School, Josiah Quincy School, Boston Latin High School, Boston Latin Academy, East Boston High School, Excel High School, New Mission High School, and TechBoston Academy.