A sports festival for girls in Monroe County is coming back to Frontier Field.
The Monroe County Girls Sports Festival, a half-day athlete event, was created in the 90s and was originally held at Frontier Field before disbanding. When it came back last year, the event was moved to the Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex at MCC. But for its second round, the festival will be held Saturday, August 18 on its original grounds at Frontier Field.
The event gathers young women, ages 6 to 12, and gives them the opportunity to try many different sports including some unexpected ones.
The eclectic selection includes traditional and common sports, like volleyball and gymnastics, alongside non-traditional competitions such as ultimate frisbee and disc golf.
County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo writes in a statement: “This festival is a great opportunity for young women to showcase their athletic ability, be active, learn about leadership and teamwork, and take on new challenges. We’re proud to support these young women in their pursuit of new experiences and opportunities as we invest in stronger individuals and families across our community.”
This year, there are also two new features that will make it even more special and open. First, the participation will be free for all attendees. Then, thanks to its partnership with Rochester Accessible Adventures, the festival will present accessible and inclusive sports for individuals with disabilities.
Considering those two aspects and the festival’s content itself, Don Jeffries, president of Visit Rochester and a co-organizer for this event, believes this festival will a positive attraction for the community. He writes, “We are excited to be a part of the Girls Sports Festival, an event that will help support and strengthen our local youth athletic community.”
If you or your children are interested in taking part in the festival, you can click here for information.