Release: January 30, 2008
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Binghamton Athletic Department to host "Girls Night Out"
on Feb. 5
All-American Bess Greenberg to be featured speaker
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N.Y.-- The Binghamton Athletic Department will be hosting "Girls
Night Out" on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Events Center. Open
to all girls in grades 6-12, the program includes both a reception
starting at 4:45 p.m. and the women's basketball team's 7 p.m.
game against Vermont. "Girls Night Out" is part of
a nationwide celebration of the 22nd Annual National Girls and
Women in Sports Day.
reception, which will be held in the Bearcat Den, features a
presentation by Bess Greenberg, the Binghamton women's
basketball program's all-time leading scorer (2,024 points) as
well as a 2000 NCAA Division II All-American. Greenberg graduated
from nearby Vestal High School in 1997 and from Binghamton University
in 2001. Over the next several years, she played professional
basketball in Europe. Currently, Greenberg is enrolled at the
International School of Photography in New York City.
Following Greenberg's presentation, there will be a question-and-answer
session and light refreshments. Female student-athletes, representing
all Binghamton programs, will also be available for a meet
and greet session on the Events Center concourse prior
to and during the Bearcats' basketball game.
The National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) was chartered
by the U.S. Congress in 1986 to honor female athletic achievement
and recognize the importance of sports and fitness participation
for all girls and women. NGWSD began in 1987 as a day to remember
the late Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman for her athletic
achievements and her work to assure equality for women's sports.
Admission for program, which includes both the reception and
game, is $4 in advance and $6 at the door. To register a group,
or for more ticket information, please call at 607-777-3741.