Women's Basketball

    THINK PINK with the Hoosiers on National Girls and Women in Sports Day Feb. 17

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    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 8, 2008

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - "THINK PINK" with the Indiana women's basketball team on Feb. 17 and not only raise awareness for breast cancer research, but also celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day as the Hoosiers battle the Michigan Wolverines at noon ET on the Big Ten Network.

    IU Athletics has teamed up with the Girls Scouts of Tulip Trace Council, Indiana University's Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department and Campus Recreational Sports to host the event.

    From 10 a.m. - noon on Feb. 17, the concourse in Assembly Hall will be lined with various exhibitors ranging from IU Athletics teams to recreational sports teams, to departments on campus and after school programs. Each station will have an activity in which youth can participate. Some of the exhibitors participating in this year's event include the Indiana women's soccer, field hockey and volleyball teams, which will each provide sport-specific activities along with signing autographs for fans.

    Other exhibitors include a banner-making station with the Monroe County Parks and Recreation Department, illusions of the eye with the IU School of Optometry and a fitness challenge at the President's Challenge station. The pregame festivities will conclude just before tip-off of the Hoosiers' battle with the Wolverines at noon.

    Hoosier fans are encouraged to "THINK PINK" by wearing pink to the game in support of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) campaign to raise awareness for breast cancer. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a pink pom. Following the game, the Indiana women's basketball team will be available to sign autographs in the South lobby.

    The WBCA began "THINK PINK" in 2007. The "THINK PINK" initiative is a global, unified effort to assist in raising awareness of breast cancer on the court, across campuses, in the community and beyond. The Hoosiers encourage all fans to join them in WEARING PINK in support of breast cancer awareness.



    Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth (high school age and under). Groups of 25 or more are $2 per person. For more information or to order tickets, call 1-866-IUSPORTS.

    About National Girls and Women in Sports Day:
    National Girls and Women in Sports 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 girls and women. The event has evolved into a day to acknowledge the past and recognize current sports achievements, the positive influence of sports participation and helping girls and women fulfill their potential in athletics and all aspects of education.


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