A proclamation: Histotechnology Professionals Day, Feb.1, 2012

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BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA

A PROCLAMATION GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY

WHEREAS:

Athletics play an important role in the deve lopment of discipline, initiative, confidence and leadership skil ls; and

WHEREAS:

Participation of women and girls in sports activities conti nues to increase in Georgia, and their achievements and contributions are noteworthy. Women ' s sports have increased at all levels, from elite competit ions to commun ity programs ; and

WHEREAS:

It is vital to recogn ize the positive i nfluence sports can have on growin g gir ls through role models such as coaches and sports f igures , friendships that span social barriers and experiences shared through athletics ; and

WHEREAS:

Invo lvement in sports provides girls w ith an opportunity to build confi dence, develop their emotional and physical well -being, as we ll as cu lt ivate commun ication and cooperation skills. It also promotes healthy bodies and minds as it increases flexi bility, stami na and coordination; and

WHEREAS:

Thi s year, t he NGWSD adopted the theme 'Tit le IX at 40: In It For the Long Run, " to recognize th is law's im pact on women i n sports; now

THEREFORE:

I, NATHAN DEAL, Governor of the State of Georgia, do hereby proclaim February 1, 2012, as GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY i n Georgia and encourage all women and gir ls in ou r state to support or take part i n sporting activities.

In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand an d caused the Seal of the Executive Department to be affixed th is 1st day of February in t he year of our Lord two thousand twelve .

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