Senator Fuller's proclamation declares January 30-February 5 as California Girls and Women in Sports Week

Thursday, February 2, 2017

California Girls and Women in Sports Week
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SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 17 (SCR) declaring the week of January 30 – February 5 as California Girls and Women in Sports Week. SCR 17 (link is external) passed unanimously today.

Senator Fuller praised five schools in her district that are California Interscholastic Federation champions and posted their accomplishments on her social media sites. Among the champions are Bakersfield Christian, Liberty and Garces Memorial high schools in Bakersfield; and Central Valley Christian and Mt. Whitney high schools in Visalia.

Below is the text as prepared for delivery:

“Today I present Senate Concurrent Resolution 17, designating this week as California Girls & Women in Sports Week.

“Girls and Women in Sports Week celebrates the achievements of female athletes of all ages and the impact girls and women are making on the sports industry as a whole.

“By an act of the United States Congress, February 4, 1987, was proclaimed as the first national Girls and Women in Sports Day in honor of Flo Hyman, a volleyball legend whose efforts to promote women in sports were cut short by her untimely and tragic death.

“In the past recognized Collegiate All-Americans, Olympians, and members of the Women’s National Soccer Team.

“As a former superintendent I know that access to high school sports means so much to so many young ladies. The ability to compete with their peers and enjoy the comraderie of being part of a team helps set them up for a healthy future.

“Congratulations to all the teams in my district, and I ask for your AYE vote.”