FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2015
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Huff Supports Girls and Women in Sports Week
Will Highlight Women’s Sports Stars and Teams on Facebook Page
SACRAMENTO: Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) voted in favor today of a resolution that highlights the achievements and accomplishments of California women in sports. SCR 9, authored by Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield), establishes February 1-7 as Girls and Women in Sports Week.
The resolution acknowledges the past and recognizes the current and future sports achievements, the positive influences of sports participation and the value girls and women add to all levels of sports competition. Senator Huff will use his Facebook Page to highlight the influential women’s sports teams and athletes who either attended school in or are from the 29th Senate District.
“There are some truly special athletes and teams from the 29th Senate District that deserve recognition for what they’ve managed to accomplish,” said Senator Huff. “From undefeated seasons to Olympic gold medals, Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties are home to some rather incredible feats of women’s athletic prowess. I look forward to highlighting these accomplishments.”
Senator Huff will start this week’s tribute by recognizing the accomplishments of the Diamond Bar High School women’s golf team, which won the state championship last season. Photos and details about the team can be found on Senator Huff’s Facebook page. Each day he will highlight a different team, athlete, or both.
SCR 9 finds that participation in sports is acknowledged as a positive force in developing and promoting physical, mental, moral, social and emotional well-being. It is well established that participation in athletics builds self-esteem, communication skills, discipline and perseverance. These are all qualities that make a positive and significant difference in the quality of life and in the level of accomplishment.
Senator Huff serves as the Senate Republican Leader and represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter at @bobhuff99.