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    Women's Basketball Game Versus Wright State On February 8th Moved To 11:30 A.M. Start
     

     
    UIC and the Chicago Public School System join together to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb. 8
     
    UIC and the Chicago Public School System join together to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb. 8
     
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    Jan. 11, 2007

    Chicago, Ill. - In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), the UIC women's basketball game versus Wright State on February 8 has been moved to an 11:30 a.m. tipoff. UIC partnered with the Chicago Public School system will host male and female 5th-10th graders from 15-20 area CPS schools for a morning of activities promoting NGWSD, followed by a Horizon League showdown between the Raiders and Flames.

    The festivities for the CPS students are scheduled to begin at approximately 9:45 a.m.

    NGWSD is celebrated in all 50 states with award ceremonies, community-based events and a collection of activities to help honor the achievements of girls and women in sports. NGWSD is sponsored by five national organizations: Girls Incorporated, Girls Scouts of the USA, National Association of Girls and Women in Sport, Women's Sports Foundation and the YWCA of the U.S.A.

    NGWSD was first organized to honor Flo Hyman, the Olympic volleyball champion who brought women's volleyball to the United States after guiding the 1984 Olympic team to a silver medal.

    While playing in Japan in 1986, Hyman suddenly died on the court from Marfan Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that led to a faulty aorta.

    Please join the UIC women's basketball team prior to its matchup against Wright State to recognize and promote girls and women sport.

    To inquire about the February 8, 2007 National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration at the UIC Pavilion, please contact David Rosengard at drosie@uic.edu or call 312-355-0716.