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WNEC invites local girls for free sports day event

SPRINGFIELD The 8th Annual Western New England College Girls and Women in Sports Day is scheduled for Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Alumni Healthful Living Center on the College's main campus.

The free event is a community service program designed for girls between the ages of 7 and 12 from the greater Springfield area. Participants are to bring a personal hygiene product (hair products, deodorant, toothpaste, paper towels). Items will be donated to a local domestic violence shelter. To register or for more information, visit or call 796-2229.

"The student-athletes and coaches at Western New England College are ecstatic to host this day on our campus," say Jennifer Kolins, the College's Women's Tennis Coach and CHAMPS Life Skills program coordinator.

Participants will have the opportunity to select two sport clinics: basketball, lacrosse, softball, soccer, raquetball, and volleyball. Clinics will be instructed by Western New England College coaches and varsity athletes and include both instruction and time for play. In addition, recreation time will be made available for swimming, racquetball, and squash. A complimentary lunch will be served.

All participants and their families are invited to remain at the Alumni Healthful Living Center and attend at no charge the Western New England College women's basketball game at 1 p.m. and the men's basketball game at 3 p.m.