At least thats the declaration of a group called the Professional Sports Wives Association, which has set February 11 as the inaugural date because, as founder Gena James-Pitts puts it, Its right before Valentines Day; right after the Super Bowl and before spring training.
James-Pitts says the day is mainly a sweethearts day where the 500,000 married pro athletes and coaches in the U.S. can celebrate how we are supportive partners who can multi-task.
She admits that on the outside, the life of a sports wife seems glamorous, but says the ladies not only have to support their hubby emotionally but sometimes financially as well especially since its not uncommon for a athlete to retire with more than $250,000 worth of debt.
Although its called National Pro Sports Wives Day, James-Pitts doesnt expect the average American to send gifts or cards to her or other sports wives, but hopes their athletic hubbies use the day to show their appreciation.
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