1984 August 21

First Girl Plays in Little League World Series

 

Victoria Roche became the first girl to compete in the Little League World Series on this day. The participation of women in athletics received a major boost with the enactment of Title IX on June 23, 1972, which prohibited educational institutions from discriminating against women in any of its programs, including athletic programs.

Learn more about girls in softball: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/about/divisions/softball-girls.htm

Learn more about Title IX:  Deborah Brake, Getting in the Game: Title IX and the Women’s Sports Revolution (2010)

Learn more about Title IX enforcement: http://atixa.org/

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