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Panel to focus on benefits of sports for women

Wake Forest University’s Charlotte Center will host a panel discussion Tuesday on the benefits of sports participation for women.

“Females in Sport: Building Strong Women,” which is free and open to the public, will be 7-8:30 p.m. at the Booth Playhouse, 130 North Tryon St.

The panel will feature Jennifer Averill, head coach of the Wake Forest Field Hockey team and member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame; Carla Overbeck, captain of the 1991 World Cup Championship team, the gold medal 1996 U.S. Olympic Team and the 1999 World Cup Championship team; and Molly Barker, founder of Girls on the Run.

The discussion will focus on how sport provides leadership skills, self-confidence and other attributes that help females become strong women. For questions and to register, call Wake Forest Charlotte Center at 704-365-1717.

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