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January 24, 2018 (San Diego) - Come out and join the San Diego State women's basketball team in celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day when the Aztecs battle UNLV on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Steve Fisher Court at Viejas Arena.
For the 11th straight year, the event will be held in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education and will give fans the opportunity to meet and greet student-athletes from several of SDSU's 12 women's athletic programs. Patrons will also have the opportunity to register for the chance to win a free basketball signed by the Aztec women's basketball team.
The concourse outside of the arena will open at 11:30 a.m. and will include numerous kid-friendly activities, followed by the SDSU-UNLV clash at 1 p.m. In addition, the Aztec women's basketball squad will honor select alumnae in a special ceremony just prior to tip-off and will also remain on hand after the game to autograph free posters.
The San Diego County Office of Education has free tickets for children ages 5-13 that can be reserved by calling 858-292-3753. For more information about this event, please contact Todd Greenbaum, assistant athletic director of marketing, sales and fulfillment for SDSU Athletics at 619-594-8392.
In addition, Saturday’s festivities at Viejas Arena will include a Youth Clinic from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The Aztec coaching staff, along with select players, will be on hand to direct the clinic, which is open any and all participants. The cost of the clinic $6, which includes a ticket to the SDSU-UNLV game. To register, please RSVP Aztec director of basketball operations Jon Silver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SDSU dance team will also be conducting a clinic of its own from 9 a.m.-noon on the practice field behind the Fowler Athletic Center. Cost of the clinic is $33, with dance routines scheduled to be performed later in the day at halftime of the Aztecs-Lady Rebels game. To register, log on to www.sdsudanceclinic18.eventbrite.com.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebrates female athletic achievement and recognizes the importance of sports and fitness preparation for all girls and women. The day was named in honor of former Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman, who died in 1986 of Marfan's Syndrome.