Bills program promotes sports to girls

Mary Wilson and western New York girls take part in girls in sports event.
Mary Wilson and western New York girls take part in girls in sports event.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Young girls were motivated to be more active and physically fit Saturday at an event held at the Buffalo Bills field house.

More than 200 girls were invited to test their skills at seven sports stations during the western New York Girls in Sports event.

Ralph Wilson’s widow Mary founded the program eight years ago to empower and motivate girls through sports participation.

“Girls all want to play sports and I think organized sports really needs to start at the elementary school level.  [Age] 8, 9, up to 12, and carry on, and the programs carry on into junior high, and high school,” Wilson said.

Area colleges offered exhibits in volleyball, soccer, tennis and other sports.

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