On January 30, 2016, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (“MCLA”) Athletics Department held its 26th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (“NGWSD”) celebration. The popular event drew 35 participants of mixed ages and was exclusively sponsored by Donovan & O’Connor, LLP.
NGWSD was established in 1987 to acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of female athletes, recognize the positive influence of sports participation in the lives of girls and women, and highlight the continuing struggle for equality for women in the world of sports. Girls and women who participate in sports develop leadership skills that serve them in school, at home and in their communities. NGWSD is celebrated annually across the United States with community based events. The theme of this year’s NGWSD was “Leading the Way” in honor of those individuals and organizations committed to advancing women in sport including athletes who have overcome barriers to succeed in their own right, the coaches who challenge female athletes to succeed, and all the girls with faith in their own potential.
At MCLA’s NGWSD celebration, the girls participated in a variety of clinics including softball, basketball, and lacrosse and attended the MCLA women’s basketball game against Worcester State. At the conclusion of the basketball game, the Trailblazer players engaged in an autograph session with the girls. The women who participated played Pickleball games and attended multiple sessions centered around fitness and training.
Donovan & O’Connor., LLP, the oldest firm in Berkshire County, believes strongly in supporting community events aimed at improving the lives of the people we are privileged to serve. Donovan & O’Connor, LLP was founded in 1913 by Walter Donovan and presently has offices in Pittsfield, Springfield, and North Adams, Massachusetts and Bennington, Vermont. Donovan & O’Connor, LLP is proud to be a member of the Berkshire County community and to sponsor of events in western Massachusetts and southern Vermont County that empower individuals to make a difference.