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Throw Like a Girl

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July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM 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.

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
204 S Main St
Wichita, KS 67202-3716
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Sponsored by: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

For more information about this event, please contact:
Cynthia Martinez-Woelk
(316) 265-9317
Email
http://www.wichitahistory.org