On Friday, October 22 hundreds of elementary and middle school girls between the ages of 6 and 14 will flood the Converse College campus for its annual Girls Day. The event, now in its third year, is coordinated by Converse Valkyries Athletics and is largely staffed by Converse faculty, staff, students and student-athletes. According to Converse Head Basketball Coach Joanna Tincher, Girls Day is meant to provide girls in the community with a day to call their own. “It’s a day that celebrates the young girls of our community and enables them to come first for a day,” said Tincher. “They have the chance to experience things they normally wouldn’t have the opportunity to do, meet kids from across the community and spend time on a college campus that focuses on empowering women.”
The event is free and open to girls between the ages of 6 and 14. Registration is required and limited to the first 400 applicants. To register, visit https://www.converse.edu/athletics/girls-day. For more information contact Regina Schantz at 864.577.2050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. girls will participate in a number of creative learning stations that range in activities from CPR, music, art, theatre, lacrosse, tennis yoga, dance, Best Buy (technology), “girls on the run,” and fitness and nutrition. Each participant will be assigned to a group consisting of 10-12 girls the same age, with an adult leader serving as a chaperon. Special guest, magician Dexter Cleveland will have several “tricks up his sleeve” to entertain the crowd throughout the day. Lunch will be provided for participants and every girl will receive a gift bag filled with coupons, gift certificates, and t-shirts among a few other surprises.