Naperville Park District Recognizes National Sportsmanship Day on Tues., March 5

Monday, March 4, 2024

National Sportsmanship Day, established by The International Sports Institute in 1991, is Tuesday, March 5. National Sportsmanship Day is held annually on the first Tuesday of March. The objective of this day is to educate athletes, coaches, spectators and referees about the importance of sportsmanship and to help establish and foster standards for the current and future generations of athletes. The Naperville Park District remains committed to promoting good sportsmanship in its programs by reminding everyone to demonstrate and encourage fair play, good etiquette, and sound character.

At its February 27, 2020 meeting, the Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to promote the importance of good sportsmanship District-wide through the following actions:

. Observe National Sportsmanship Day annually on the first Tuesday of March.

. Remind participants, coaches, parents and spectators of the District's expectations related to conduct and good sportsmanship through training, program materials and a variety of media.

. Create awareness in the community of the District's emphasis on good sportsmanship and its benefits for everyone.

Participants in the District's athletic programs learn and practice athletic skills, social skills, and experience teamwork and good sportsmanship. Good sportsmanship and fair play are promoted by the District within youth and adult athletic programs throughout the year as it supports the Park District's core value of Personal Growth and Enrichment. For more information on the Naperville Park District's sportsmanship initiative, please visit