New task force to support girls, women in sports

Wood-TV8 | By The Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has created a task force to support and promote opportunities for girls and women in sports.

The group formed Monday by an executive order must make initial findings and recommendations before March 2021. The 15-member task force will be chaired by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, who formerly led a nonprofit dedicated to advancing equality through sports.

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West Michigan Sports Commission:

Katy Tigchelaar

Kim Skeltis, Blue Blaze PR

Meijer State Games of Michigan:

Eric Engelbarts, II

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