National Girls and Women in Sports Day 2016
On Wednesday the 3rd of February 2016, Touch The Wall celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day 2016 with nation-wide screenings of the sports documentary Touch the Wall. Since its release theatrically in 2014, the film has been seen by more than 70,000 people nationwide in more than 500 screenings, and it’s received enthusiastic response for its sensitive portrayal of two women (Missy and fellow Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce) readying for the 2012 London Olympic games. At those games Missy swam away with 4 Gold Medals, broke two world records, and became an international phenomenon. But beyond her prodigious accomplishments, Missy achieved her dreams with grace and respect for everyone, and Missy and Kara stand as role models for sportsmanship in athletics.
Since its inception in 1987, NGWSD has been celebrated annually in all 50 states with community-based events, award ceremonies, and activities honoring the achievements of female athletes. NGWSD has become a day to recognize current sports achievements, encourage participation of girls and women in sports, and highlight the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports. Nation-wide screenings of Touch the Wall are part of that celebration.
Touch the Wall is proud to team with the Women in Sports Foundation, SheJumps, Girls Inc., Alliance4Girls, GirlVentures, & Girl Scouts of Colorado to have hosted screenings. To learn more about bringing the Film to your town for a screening, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Click Here.