Title IX Women In Sports Day


Alexia Menendez, Writer

On Friday the 21st of February, Immaculata-La Salle hosted a A Title IX Women In Sports Event. Much of the faculty helped host the event in the Royal Den, including Nick Fernandez, the Athletic Director, and Anthony Vuono, the assistant Athletic Director.

As Vuono talked about the event Coach Vuono said,“I have been an advocate for this day for many years. We talked about it in my classes and the students would write a paper on it every year.”

Coach Vuono played a pivotal role in bringing this event to ILS. “I had presented the idea to Ms. Varese two years ago. All credit goes to her for finally bringing this wonderful event to ILS.”

Vuono’s role brought the idea and made it happen with lots of help all the love and help from the ILS community.

After asking if he has any words he would like to give to the women in sports at our school for motivation he said, “Seven years, I came to this school and saw how hard the girls work and compete in athletics. When the opportunity came, I jumped at the chance to coach the Girls Soccer Team. You all inspire the next generation of great females, and I am proud to have my daughters around you.”

Although the ILS community, had a huge welcome to the ILS cheerleaders and their parents as well. They were welcomes with flowers and called out by name and welcomed by their coaches.

Also, a special guest who has been coming to the ILS community since last year came and told the girls her story and how she came to be and her family.

Lisa Beamer, has inspired many with her story, sharing her athletic career and how she achieved it all. Gave inspiration to women all around. The talk ended with games for the women at the event to volunteer in. They ran with pizza boxes and running and winning candy and celebrated with cake.

The day was a positive and very interactive for all women and gave empowerment to women arounf to push themselves,