Monday, January 24, 2011

Sports-A-Thon Gets Girl Scouts Physical in Tennessee reports that The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Department hosted the Girls Scouts Sports-A-Thon over the weekend. Over 100 girls in grades K-8 from the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians attended the afternoon event.

The Sports-A-Thon was a day of physical fun on the campus of UTC and gave Scouts an opportunity to be instructed by Mocs coaches and student-athletes. Participants took part in volleyball, soccer, golf, softball, tennis, basketball and spirit.

"Essentially, one of the things that Girl Scouts is focused on is healthy living for girls," stated Booth Kammann, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians. "We are really thrilled to have this partnership with UTC where girls can come try sports that they have never really tried before. They have the opportunity to be taught by actual college athletes. We know that girls look up to older girls and want to learn from them."

Athletics definitely played a role in my life growing up. Are you involved in sports?