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Respect the Name, Respect the Game

In honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the WNFC in collaboration with MBA students from the University of Oregon Warsaw Sports Marketing Center is kicking off the "Respect the Name, Respect the Game" campaign.



The National Girls and Women in Sports Day is an annual day of observance held during the first week of February to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes, recognize the influence of sports participation for women and girls, and honor the progress and continuing struggle for equality for women in sports.


Here are some fun facts about the day:

  • The celebration has been recognized for the past 36 years, since 1987.

  • Commemorates all women athletes, their achievements, and the positive impacts of inclusion of women in sports activities.

  • This day also appreciates the progression made since the enactment of Title IX, passed in 1972.

University of Oregon MBA students: Charles Adams, Erin Harville, Brice Kanehira, Madelyn LaFollete, and Jingqi Meng launched the campaign to celebrate the teams, coaches, and incredible FootballPlayHERs in the WNFC.


You can join the celebration in the following ways:





  • Up2Us Sports Event: Register for Up2Us Sports Virtual Celebration for National Girls & Women in Sports Day (register here). Join Up2Us Sports Ambassadors and She Changes the Game Advisory Council members for an incisive virtual conversation on how to get more women coaching and more girls playing sports.




Thank you to the amazing team of students who honored us with this campaign. Special recognition to Erin Harville for the amazing graphics.


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