Title IX – 50th Anniversary

Salt Lake City — The Utah Sports Hall of Fame Museum will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX with a special exhibit starting March 8 and running through the end of June.

Admission to the museum, which is located on the northwest corner of the City Creek Mall (mall level north of Nordstrom’s), is free. It is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  Two hour free City Creek parking.

The landmark legislation established competitive equity, removed barriers for women and girls, and crated new and greater opportunities in athletics, education and professional careers.

The museum features the members of the Utah Sports Hall of Fame, including many pioneering women athletes. The special Title IX will feature 10 pioneering women in Utah sports.

They include Fern Gardner of Utah and Utah State; Lu Wallace of BYU; Elaine Michaelis of BYU; Carol Westmoreland of Weber State; Kathryn Berg of SUU; Norma Carr of SLCC and Davis High School; Enid Enniss of Brighton High; Leila Ogden or Orem High, and Shirley Allen of Cottonwood High.

These women helped dispel myths about girls and sports, removed barriers and opened doors. They provided the foundation for scholarship and economic opportunity for women in athletics.

The special exhibit is located inside the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Museum, which features a variety of hands on exhibits and sports memorabilia.