National Women’s Sports Week, observed annually during the week of June 23, recognizes female athletes — past, present, and future — for their athletic participation and achievement in sport.
Title IX, created by Congress as part of the Education Amendments of 1972 to prohibit sex-based discrimination in education, transformed sports by guaranteeing women and girls the right to equal athletic opportunities.
Before Title IX, only one in 27 girls participated in sports. Today, participation is booming with more than two in five playing.
To celebrate National Women’s Sports Week:
- CHAMPION female athletes for their teamwork, resilience, and success.
- HONOR the coaches and parents who support female athletes.
- FIGHT to ensure the continuation of single-sex athletic competition.