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Sixth Annual “Celebrating Women’s Athletics Luncheon” to be held Feb. 7
Julie Foudy to be featured speaker at WISD Luncheon (Jan. 25)
January 25, 2011Tweet
VESTAL, N.Y.—The Binghamton University Athletics Club will host the 6th Annual Bearcats Celebrating Women’s Athletics Luncheon at noon on Monday, February 7, 2011, at the Binghamton University Events Center.
Held each year to recognize the achievements of Binghamton University’s female student-athletes, the luncheon also raises awareness of the benefits of collegiate athletic competition.
The event, which attracted 450+ campus and community leaders and supporters last year, has raised over $70,000 to support the BUAC Women’s Scholarship Fund since 2006. The scholarship was established in 2007 and is awarded annually to a deserving female student-athlete. The luncheon began in 2006 with just 75 attendees, and is today one of the athletics department’s primary fundraisers.
This year, Olympian and ESPN commentator, Julie Foudy, will be the guest speaker at the luncheon. A 17-year member of the US Women’s National Soccer Team, Julie participated in four Women’s World Cups and three Olympics for Team USA, and is a two-time World Cup Champion. She is currently an analyst for ABC/ESPN and the NBC Olympics.
Luncheon attendees will have the opportunity to meet current Bearcats student-athletes and coaches from the women’s teams, hear current and former Binghamton University student-athletes speak about the role athletics has played in their development, careers and life, and bid on terrific auction items.
The luncheon, which is open to the public, is held each February as part of a series of national celebratory events surrounding National Girls and Women in Sports Day. National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) began in 1986 as a day to honor the achievements of all female athletes and recognize the positive influence of sports participation. Tickets are $35. Contact Erin Moore at 607-777-3741 for more information.
For sponsorship information, contact Bette Anne Gaube at 607-777-2093 or Michael Kalinich at 607-777-4211