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Throw Like a Girl

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April 6, 2017, 5:30 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.

Smoky Hill Museum
211 W Iron Ave
Salina, KS 67402-0101
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Sponsored by: Smoky Hill Museum

For more information about this event, please contact:
Nona Miller
(785) 309-5776
Email
http://www.smokyhillmuseum.org/