Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day!

Girls learn life skills such as teamwork, leadership and confidence by playing sports. Jeff Golden/Getty Images

It started in 1987 with a single event to remember volleyball player Flo Hyman. Today, we celebrate the 27th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day with events in all 50 states. This year's theme is ╩║Girls in Sports, An Investment in the Future.╩║ Throughout the day, thousands of organizers from all 50 states will run over 32 official fitness and wellness programs to promote and empower the beneficial bond between girls and women and sports.