01/28/04 16:47:39 Governor Schwarzenegger Proclaims February 4th "Girls and Women in
Governor Schwarzenegger Proclaims February 4th "Girls and Women in Sports Day"
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
P R O C L A M A T I O N
Governor of the State of California
The history of girls and women in sports is marked by many achievements, and California Girls and Women in Sports Day commemorates
this storied past and encourages continued athletic involvement.
With the passage of Title IX in 1972, women were guaranteed equal funding for interscholastic and intercollegiate sports.
As Californians, we celebrate and promote the considerable advances in professional, intramural and interscholastic sports
that have created vast opportunities for women to participate in athletics.
Athletics at all levels help develop self-discipline, initiative, confidence and leadership skills. The bonds forged among
women involved in sports can break down social barriers, promote cultural understanding and awareness, and foster communication
Today, we acknowledge the many girls and women in California who participate in sports. They are providing for their health
and well-being, and contributing to the strength of our state.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim February 4, 2004, as "Girls
and Women in Sports Day."
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this the
twenty-eighth day of January 2004.
/s/ Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor of California
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