Texas Values Will Rally to #SaveWomensSports at NCAA Convention
For Immediate Release
San Antonio, TX — January 12, 2023: The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is hosting its annual convention in San Antonio. NCAA officials will be discussing policies surrounding men competing in women’s sports, just as our Texas legislature convenes to take up a number of bills, including those that address the issue of men competing in women’s sports.
On Thursday, January 12th, to highlight the stories of the women athletes impacted by this push to include biological men, Texas Values, along with allied women’s groups, will be hosting a rally.
Mary Elizabeth Castle, Director of Government Relations for Texas Values, released this statement:
“If the NCAA wants to meet on my turf in Texas, then they need to meet on my terms: no men in women’s sports. We want the NCAA to stand up for women athletes and give them the basic civil rights that women have been granted in education and sports since the passage of Title IX, over 50 years ago. Texas has already taken a stand with the passage of HB 25, the Save Women’s Sports Law. We want the NCAA to join Texas in protecting women college athletes, too.”
A petition with over 8,000 names will be presented to the NCAA Board to urge them to protect women from being forced to share intimate space with men, and compete against them.
Texas Values staff and a number of current and former collegiate athletes will be on hand for interviews at the venue in front of the Henry B. González Convention Center from 9am-11am, including Riley Gaines, a 12-time All-American swimmer, who competed against Lia Thomas.
Texas Values will conduct a livestream of the event on their Facebook page.
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