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It's hard to believe - but not too long ago, women and girls didn t have the chance to participate in athletics.This year celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Title IX - the federal law that provides women equal opportunities in sports.Today - we celebrated this achievement with a true champion ... Seattle Storm assistant coach Jenny Boucek anda couple amazing young women, three championship winning athletes from Holy Names Academy - Amalia Acorda-Fey, Cara Lohman, and CeCe Jackson!

About 2012 National Girls and Women in Sports Day: http://www.aahperd.org/nagws/programs/ngwsd/

About Jenny Boucek: http://www.wnba.com/storm/roster/jenny_boucek.html

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