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Volume 24 No. 134
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     Reebok and the Women's Sports Foundation announced the
creation of the "Reebok/Women's Sports Foundation Girls' Sports
Summit." The national program will offer 15 school districts the
opportunity to receive a $5,000 grant to host a full-day
conference in which top female and male athletes to discuss the
problems young women face in sports.  In addition to the summit,
each participating high school will receive a 30-minute "Girls in
Sports" videotape and a classroom discussion curriculum.  Women's
Sports Foundation Exec Dir Donna Lopiano said the summits will
focus on topics ranging from gender equity to scholarship
opportunities for girls.  Lopiano: "In recognition of the fact
that girls drop out of sports at a rate that is six times greater
than boys by the age of 14, educators have expressed the need for
programs such as the 'Girls' Sports Summits.'"  The first summit
is scheduled for November 18 in Chicago (Reebok).