UMaine Celebrates "National Girls and Women in Sports Day"

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Ahead of Sunday's big game against Albany, the University of Maine women's basketball team celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day was February 7th, but UMaine held their event Sunday.

Folks were invited to take pictures with the Black Bears and take part in an interactive sports fair.

The goal of the day was to recognize female athletes and their influence in sport.

"It's something that we hope resonates with everybody and that somebody that maybe hasn't found their niche finds it here today and, that they find something they know they can participate in and I look forward to and have an avenue to pursue it after today.," said Richard Barron of UMaine Athletics.

This year marked the 32nd anniversary of annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day.