ORCHARD PARK -- Approximately 200 girls are expected to participate in the Western New York Sports Clinic today, which is being held at the Buffalo Bills Field House at One Bills Drive.
The WNY Girls in Sports Clinic, in partnership with the United Way, Buffalo Public Schools and the Girl Scout Council of WNY, has set up tennis, golf, volleyball, soccer, double dutch, ice hockey, rowing, and sportsmanship stations to teach girls ages 9 to 12 about the positive impact sports can have on their lives.
Girls will have the opportunity to participate in the different sports being presented and learn more about sports and health related issues.
Volunteers from the University at Buffalo, Canisius College, Niagara University, Upstate NY Jr. Golf, Sportsplex, and other organizations will be on site.
The WNY Girls in Sports program was founded in 2004 by Mary Wilson, wife of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson. The program's goal is to empower, educate, and motivate young girls through sports participation, learning life skills, sportsmanship, and awareness of Title IX and its history.