Toledo to host National Girls and Women in Sports Day Feb. 11

February 8, 2017 | Athletics, Events
By Brian DeBenedictis



The University of Toledo will host the second annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Saturday, Feb. 11, as the women’s basketball team entertains archrival Bowling Green at 7 p.m. in Savage Arena.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day honors the accomplishments and work of female student-athletes in the classroom, in sports and in the community. The day will showcase UT’s female student-athletes, alumni and coaches and thank them for all of their hard work.

The sports of swimming, tennis and soccer will be represented at the event on the concourses at Savage Arena between 5:30 and 7 p.m. prior to the start of the game. Those women’s teams will each have their own station where they will sign autographs, host an activity, and interact with fans.

There also will be videos and photos highlighting all nine UT women sports teams, as well as cheer and dance, throughout the game to recognize their accomplishments in the community, in the classroom and in their respectively sports.

At halftime, there will be a live recognition of the teams in attendance.

In conjunction with National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the Rockets will host Scout Day. Fans can purchase $5 tickets for the men’s game earlier in the day against Kent State at 2 p.m. and/or the women’s game or both using the promo code SCOUT. Both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are invited. Read more about Scout Day here.

Following the women’s game, there will be Scout sleepover starting at 9:30 p.m. in Savage Arena. A movie will be shown around 10 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at utrockets.com, by calling 419.530.GOLD (4653) or at the UT Ticket Office.

For more information about the National Girls and Women in Sports Day, contact UT Athletic Marketing, Promotions and Fan Experience Graduate Assistant Nicole Ebersole at 419.530.2482 or nicole.ebersole@rockets.utoledo.edu.