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Special promotion for women’s basketball game Jan. 9

Toledo will host its third annual Rocket Women’s Basketball Educational Day Thursday, Jan. 9, in conjunction with its Mid-American Conference game against Northern Illinois at 11 a.m. in Savage Arena.

thumb-rocket-color-logoFirst- through eighth-grade students, teachers, administrators and chaperones from schools in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan are invited to spend the day in Savage Arena with the Rockets, as well as celebrate education and learning.

The entire day will be organized to show youth the importance of education and how what they are learning in the classroom can be related to sports and other fun aspects of life.

Every group will receive Rocket educational workbooks for their students and teachers that are appropriate for their class grade and educational level. Workbooks will be based on the Ohio and Michigan educational standards covering math, geography, problem solving, English, reading, music, art, physical education and more.

During pre-game festivities, UT Head Coach Tricia Cullop will speak to the students and educators in attendance on the importance of education and how it has had a positive effect on her life.

Throughout the contest, there will be pre-recorded messages from Toledo players and educational pop quizzes.

After the game is over, the Rockets will be on the west concourse of the arena to sign autographs.

Tickets for this event are $3 per person (students, teachers, chaperones, bus drivers and guest) when 10 or more tickets are purchased.

To reserve tickets or for more information, contact Heather Lutz, UT assistant athletic director for marketing and sales, at heather.lutz@utoledo.edu or call 419.530.2486.

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