Hats off gentlemen and hats on ladies.
In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Winston Salem State University’s Athletics Department held the Third Annual She’s Got It Covered – A Classy Hat Affair on Saturday, Feb. 18.
The event is a celebration designed to raise funds and increase awareness of women in sports. Attendees were encouraged to wear their most fabulous hat.
During this event, a panel gave their testimony on how scholarships aided them. Panelists were: Alfreeda Goff, longtime athletics administrator; Porsche Jones, president and founder of BOND and a WSSU alumna; DeLores “Dee” Todd, women’s athletics pioneer and WSSU alumna; Vanity Oakes, a 2014 WSSU graduate; and WSSU Athletics Director Tonia Walker.
Also at the event, Dr. Carolyn Anderson, a longtime supporter of WSSU and WSSU athletics, was presented with the Clara B. Gaines Meritorious Service Award.
All proceeds from the event support WSSU’s women’s athletic teams: tennis, volleyball, basketball, softball, cross country and track.
The event, held at the Grand Pavilion Ballroom of the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Winston Salem, has been nominated for a NCAA Division II 2017 Award of Excellence. This is one of two Scholarship Month fundraisers held annually to support WSSU athletics. Earl “The Pearl” Monroe headlined Bond. Score. Win!, a fundraiser for male student athletes, on Feb. 4.