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Throw Like a Girl

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June 23, 2016, 6:00 PM CT

Presented by Laura Hartley

Many female athletes in Kansas have fascinating tales of perseverance, hard work, and success on levels where they were previously barred from competition. Margaret Thompson Murdock of Berryton competed in the 1976 Olympics as the first woman to represent the United States in a shooting competition. Kendra Wecker, a native of Marysville, made headlines in 1995 when at age 12 she became the first girl to reach the finals of the NFL's Punt, Pass, & Kick competition. This presentation will explore the landscape for women athletes before and after Title IX legislation and how opportunities for women have impacted sports in our country.

Atchison Public Library
401 Kansas Ave
Atchison, KS 66002-2410
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Sponsored by: Atchison Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Jennifer George
(913) 367-1902 x212
Email
http://www.atchisonlibrary.org