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Kids NGWSD Skills Challenge Set for January 13

Jan 7, 2008

National Girls and Women in Sport Day

BOULDER - CU Athletics is celebrating National Girls and Women in Sport Day (NGWSD) this Sunday, January 13.

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 third year in a row that the Buffaloes will host a skills challenge and autograph session. 

Activities SCHEDULED
12:00-1:00pm             Skills & Fitness Challenge
1:00-1:30pm               Autograph Session with CU Athletes
2:00pm                       #23 CU Women's Basketball vs. Iowa State
Post Game                 Autographs with CU Women's Basketball Team

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 girls and boys 8th grade and younger through various drills on the concourse of the Coors Events Center.   The Skills Challenge will last from 12-1 p.m.  The first 750 kids 8th grade and younger who complete 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 23 rd ranked CU women's basketball team taking on Iowa State in their Big 12 home opener at 2 p.m with a special halftime performance by the Colorado Disc Dogs.  Shortly after the conclusion of the game, the CU Women's basketball team will have their autograph session. 

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 1:00pm.   After 1pm 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.