|Posted February 23, 2012|
'Pink Zone', Women in Sports day, ThunderPup dance slated for weekend
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Feb. 21, 2012) - A variety of promotions are on tap this weekend, all geared toward female athletes and women in general, as the CSU-Pueblo Department of Athletics will hold its "Pink Zone" night Friday alongside the National Girls and Women in Sports Day, with the ThunderPup dance clinic planned for Saturday.
2nd Annual 'Pink Zone' Night, sponsored by State Farm Insurance
The Colorado State University-Pueblo men's and women's basketball teams and State Farm Insurance have teamed up in an effort to raise awareness of breast cancer with the 2nd Annual "Pink Zone" Night scheduled to take place this Friday, February 24 when the ThunderWolves host Colorado School of Mines in a doubleheader with the women's game at 5:30 p.m. and the men following at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is $2 for those fans wearing pink and the first 200 fans in pink will also receive a FREE State Farm Fan. Coaches, players and staff will be wearing pink in honor of this occasion and donations collected that evening will be donated to the Breast Center of Excellence Campaign at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo.
The WBCA Pink Zone® initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration
Colorado State University-Pueblo and Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County will host a National Girls and Women in Sports Day at the Recreation Center at CSU-Pueblo on Friday, February 24 from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Participants will also attend the women's basketball game that evening at 5:30 p.m. versus Colorado School of Mines.
This event will recognize the achievements of girls and women in sports and to encourage all females of Pueblo to participate in sports and fitness activities. Attendees will have an opportunity to explore volleyball, soccer, softball, and cheer/dance. The event is open to girls in the 8th grade and below and the first 250 registrants will receive free admission to the event, the basketball games and a pre-game meal.
Registration forms can be downloaded at www.gothunderwolves.com and then faxed to (719) 549-2570 by Wednesday, February 22, 2012. This event is one of more than 1,000 events taking place across the country and Congress has proclaimed National Girls and Women in Sports Day as a national day each year since 1987. This event recognizes the progress of girls and women in sports and the benefits that sports and fitness activities can bring to the lives of all girls and women. The day is organized nationally by the American Association of University Women, Girls Scouts of the USA, Girls Incorporated, National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, National Women's Law Center, Women's Sports Foundation, and the YWCA of the U.S.A.
For 40 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County (BGCPC) has been at the forefront of positive youth development, working with young people form challenging economic, social, and family circumstances. BGCPC's core belief is that young people will achieve extraordinary things when they are provided with high-quality staff, programs, and facilities in a developmentally rich and safe environment. The Club's priority is to ensure that all Club members: 1) are on track to graduate from high-school, with a plan for their future; 2) become engaged citizens with strong moral character; and 3) adopt healthy lifestyles. The Club serves youth between the ages of 6-18 from three locations—one on Pueblo's East side, another in the Sangre de Cristo Apartment Complex, and one in Avondale. Hours of operation are from Monday-Thursday 3-7 p.m. and 1:30-7 p.m. on Friday. Specialized teen programming is offered until 9 p.m. on Thursdays and until 11 p.m. on Fridays. For more information about the Club, please call (719) 564-0055 or visit www.positiveplaceforpueblokids.org.
ThunderPup Dance Clinic
The Colorado State University-Pueblo athletics department scheduled the ThunderPup dance clinic for Saturday, February 25 at Massari Arena from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. The clinic participants will then join the CSU-Pueblo Dance Team in halftime performances during the men's and women's basketball games that evening. The women start at 5:30 p.m. and the men start at 7:30 p.m.
The ThunderPup Club is open to all boys and girls in southern Colorado who are in the 8th grade and below. The cost to participate is a one-time fee of $10.00, which includes an official ThunderPup Club t-shirt, free admission to attend all remaining ThunderPup sports clinics throughout the year, and an official ThunderPup Membership Card (free admission to all CSU-Pueblo home games). Membership forms can be obtained online at www.gothunderwolves.com/information/thunderpup.
For more information contact CSU-Pueblo Assistant Athletic Director Niki Whitaker at (719) 549-2021.