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Skills Challenge Set for February 10

Jan 31, 2007

National Girls & Women in Sports Day

BOULDER - The University of Colorado Athletic Department is set to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sport Day (NGWSD) on Saturday, February 10 at the Coors Events Center.


The day was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1986 to honor female athletic achievement and recognize the importance of sports and fitness participation for all girls and women.  This marks the second year in a row that the Buffaloes will host a skills challenge and autograph session. 


Activities SCHEDULED

12-1 p.m.             Skills & Fitness Challenge

1-1:30 p.m.          Autograph Session with CU Athletes

2 p.m.                  CU Women's Basketball vs. Nebraska


The fun will get started at 12 p.m. when student-athletes and coaches from women's basketball, volleyball, soccer, golf, cheerleading, track & field and tennis will guide kids 8th grade and younger through various drills on the concourse of the Coors Events Center.  Meanwhile, Ralphie IV, CU's live female Buffalo mascot, will be in front of Coors' Northwest Entrance for participants to see and photograph before the game.  The Skills Challenge and Ralphie's visit will both last from 12-1 p.m.  The first 500 boys and girls 8th grade and younger completing the Skills Challenge will receive a free tee shirt.

At 1 p.m., the Skills Challenge will wrap up, and the student-athletes and coaches will be available for autographs on a limited-edition NGWSD commemorative poster until 1:30 p.m.  That will be followed by the CU women's basketball team taking on the University of Nebraska at 2 p.m. 


All activities are FREE for kids and adults including the women's basketball game.  To receive free general admission fans must enter the Coors Events Center through the Northwest Entrance between noon and 1 p.m. After 1 p.m. free readmission is not available.


For more information on the National Girls and Women in Sports Day Skills Challenge, please contact CU Athletics at 303-492-1976.