The third annual SDSU Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports,
combining a one-of-a-kind, all-sports clinic for young girls and an
Aztec women’s basketball game, is set for February 6 at Viejas Arena.
The Celebration is free for K-8 students (boys and girls) and their
parents, guardians, teachers and chaperones. The pre-game Festival of
Sports clinic begins at 11 a.m. in the plaza area outside Viejas Arena,
and the SDSU vs. New Mexico women’s game tips off at 12:30.
After the game the women’s basketball team will sign autographs for youngsters in attendance.
“The Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports is a fabulous opportunity
for young girls to get great coaching, instruction and advice from
college athletes in all sports,” said County Superintendent of Schools
Randy Ward, who has attended both previous Celebrations with his two
young children. “The SDSU women athletes are great role models---they’re
strong, they’re physically fit, and they can talk about the importance
of academic achievement, discipline, and personal responsibility.”
Athletes from each of the SDSU women’s teams will take part in the
Celebration, in action stations arranged around the outside of Viejas
Arena. As they have in the previous two Celebrations, they will talk to
young girls about their sports, describe their training and workout
regimens, and convey to the younger students the importance of
Best of all, the younger students will get to hit, throw, kick, shoot
and otherwise launch all kinds of balls, with the SDSU athletes
alongside to show them how. It’s a loud, chaotic and incredibly fun 90