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Pittsburgh Hotspurs to celebrate Girls and Women in Sports Day 

The Pittsburgh Hotspurs organization is teaming up with Pittsburgh’s leading women in athletics for the second annual Girls and Women in Sports Event Thursday, February 6th, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Thelma Lovette YMCA (on Centre Ave in Pittsburgh).

The focus of the event is to celebrate women in sports and inspire female athletes in Pittsburgh to realize they can continue their athletic careers here in Pittsburgh, PA. 

This year’s event will feature the 2020 Women in Sports Q&A panel, a collaboration of women representing a wide variety of roles within the local athletic community.

In addition to the panel, the Girls and Women in Sports Day event will feature representatives from seven local women’s sports teams in seven sports:

“The discussion panel portion of the evening, to me, is such an important piece to this event for so many reasons. Foremost, it is no secret that across the board there is a lack of women in high ranking leadership positions; and the male-dominated sport and wellness industry is definitely no exception.”  Jordan Daloisio, general manager for the Pittsburgh Hotspurs WPSL team and the Hotspurs’ girls youth development phase leader shared.

2020 Women in Sports Panel members include:

Ebony MontgomeryAllegheny YMCA Welcome Center Supervisor and Pittsburgh Passion QB
Chelsea Zahn, Partnership Activation Manager for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Stephanie Harrison, Counseling Psychologist at WVU and Founder of Steel City FC
Maria Rose, Environmental Journalist, Routesetter and Coach at ASCEND, and Director of MC1R (Many Colors, One Route)
Rebecca Trapp, Director of Forge Rugby
Annie Schiller, personal trainer, a former player for the Pittsburgh Puffins
Amanda Fortunato, Drayer Physical Therapy and player for the Pittsburgh Puffins

More information and important updates can be found on the event page:

Questions can be directed to Jordan Daloisio at COACHJORDAN@HOTSPURS-SOCCER.COM

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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