Nearly 500 girls will converge at Converse for a day to “call their own” on Friday, March 16. Girls Day will introduce girls ages 5 to 12 to sports, interactive science labs, art, theatre, and music activities. The event is free of charge lunch will be provided for participants. The event is from 9:15 am – 3 pm and girls should dress appropriately for light physical activity.
The event, now in its fourth year, is coordinated by Converse Valkyries Athletics and is largely staffed by Converse faculty, staff, students and student-athletes. Girls Day is designed to open up new ideas and experiences and plant the seeds for girls in the community to dream big. Whether awakening a talent or interest a girl did not know she had, or simply affirming that college is a dream that is possible no matter her background, the Girl’s Day experience is empowering.
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 Steve Holt, will have several “tricks up his sleeve” to entertain the crowd throughout the day. Participants will receive a gift bag filled with coupons, gift certificates, and t-shirts among a few other surprises.
Donations will be accepted at registration for the “Make A Wish Foundation.”