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Girls in sports celebrated at free event Saturday in Bellingham

Squalicum’s Kim Hazlett jumps into the arms of Kim Dorr after scoring a goal during the WIAA 2A State Girls’ Soccer Tournament championship game on Nov. 21, 2015, in Shoreline, Wash. Members of the team are scheduled to appear at a Feb. 13 Bellingham event celebrating girls and women in sports.
Squalicum’s Kim Hazlett jumps into the arms of Kim Dorr after scoring a goal during the WIAA 2A State Girls’ Soccer Tournament championship game on Nov. 21, 2015, in Shoreline, Wash. Members of the team are scheduled to appear at a Feb. 13 Bellingham event celebrating girls and women in sports. eabell@bhamherald.com

Skill sessions, an obstacle course, photo booths, regional sports organizations and notable athletes will be among the highlights of an inaugural local event celebrating girls and women in sports.

Girl.Strong will belatedly celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with a free event open to all from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave.

Athletes scheduled to appear include professional ultra-marathoner Krissy Moehl, pro cyclocross racer Courtenay McFadden, pro mountain biker Britney White and players from the state champion Squalicum High School girl’s soccer team.

Girls can learn about local events, races and programs and how to sign up for them. A raffle will feature items from area businesses, programs and sponsors.

“This event will be the launch of a brand new organization for girls called GIRL.STRONG,” said organization co-director Courtney McBean in a press release. “Our mission is to build strength, leadership and confidence in girls through sports and outdoor adventures.”

The event is being co-sponsored by the Bellingham Warriors Youth Lacrosse Program.

To learn more, go to girl-strong.org or call 952-905-8810.

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