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Celebration honors women, girls in sports

January 28, 2004

The seventh annual Williamsport Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration will be held Sunday, Feb. 8, at 12:45 p.m. at the Williamsport Fire Hall.

A former honoree, Jessica Rouse, will speak at this year's banquet. A volleyball standout in high school and college, Rouse was an award recipient in 2002.

The event is held to honor female athletes from the Williamsport area. Scholarships are given to outstanding girls and women who have excelled in sports in elementary, middle school, high school and college.

The first banquet was held in 1996, and honored all former national and state champions with an award of excellence. In 2000, the committee started giving scholarships to the honorees.

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The committee organizing the sports day has been selling lottery tickets to raise money for the scholarships. Female athletes and their families have been invited to attend.

Tickets are $11 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling 301-223-9094. T-shirts will also be for sale at a cost of $10, but must also be ordered before the banquet.

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