National Girls and Women in Sports Day

The SBLA South Florida Chapter has now created an alliance with Barry University, a NCAA division II school.  Perhaps more importantly, our chapter has developed an on-going strategic alliance with SLAM Academy in Miami.  SLAM (or Sports Leadership and Management) is a public charter school for 6th through 12th grade students seeking careers in the Sports Leadership and Management industries.  SLAM has schools in cities all across the country (including in the same locales as other SBLA chapters).

On February 6, 2018, Barry University, SLAM and SBLA co-hosted “National Girls and Women in Sports Day” in Miami.  National Girls and Women in Sports Day, or NGWSD, 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.  After months of planning, our event was attended by over 120 female students from both SLAM and Barry University.  Our event included the following speakers:

– Amanda Knight, Associate Athletic Director, Barry University (moderator)

– Tery Howard, Chief Technology Officer, Miami Dolphins

– Tamara James, Mayor of Dania Beach and former WNBA player

– Sarah Dacey, Barry University Women’s soccer coach and 3x NCAA National Champion in Women’s soccer