Packages For UW-KJR AM Dads and Daughters Event Series On Sale Monday

Sept. 15, 2008

SEATTLE - Ticket packages for the 2008-09 UW-KJR AM Dads and Daughters Event Series are on sale starting today, Monday, Sept. 15, the University of Washington Athletic Department announced.

The series will feature six Husky women's sporting events throughout the 2008-09 season. At each event, a head or assistant coach will speak to participants in a special pre or post-game gathering. Each package is $20 and includes one reserved ticket to women's basketball games versus Boise State (Nov. 23) and Stanford (Feb. 8), a t-shirt, a special Dad and Daughter photo opportunity at the Boise State game, and a choice of tickets to two other events (women's soccer, volleyball, gymnastics or softball).

Packages can be purchased by clicking here and each Dad and Daughter must purchase a package. Fans who purchase a package before Nov. 20, will be entered to win a Dad and Daughter trip to the 2009 Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament in Los Angeles (March 12-15).

'I am very excited about the launch of this program,' UW head women's basketball coach Tia Jackson said. 'Dads have a unique, incredible influence on their daughters, and after a successful series last year, I am hopeful that more dads and daughters will enjoy the events during the coming basketball season. This is a great opportunity for both dads and daughters to spend quality time together while learning the values of sportsmanship, team play and competitiveness.'

Back in March, Washington received one of 17 grants given out by the newly designed NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Grant Program. UW will use the $19,000 grant towards the continuing evolution of the Dads and Daughters promotion that started last season in partnership with local radio sports talk station, 950 KJR AM. More than 70 member institutions and conferences submitted proposals. The competition for grants was very intense as institutions and conferences came up with original ideas for promoting women's basketball.

The 2008-09 UW-KJR AM Dads and Daughters schedule of events is as follows:
Oct. 19 - Women's Soccer vs. California, 12 p.m. (Husky Soccer Field)
Nov. 9 - Women's Volleyball vs. UCLA, 1:30 p.m. (Bank of America Arena)
Nov. 23 - Women's Basketball vs. Boise State, 2 p.m. (Bank of America Arena)
Jan. 9 - Gymnastics vs. Alaska, 7 p.m. (Bank of America Arena)
Feb. 8 - Women's Basketball vs. Stanford, 2 p.m. (Bank of America Arena)
April 4 - Softball vs. Arizona State, 3 p.m. (Husky Softball Stadium)

To find out what some of last year's participants thought about the program, click here for some testimonials.

For more information on the UW-KJR AM Dads and Daughters series, contact Amy Wilson at amywil@u.washington.edu.

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