Release: January 31, 2008
Contact: David O'Brian (email@example.com)
Third Annual Lourdes Celebrating Women's Athletics Luncheon to
be held February 4
-- Lourdes Hospital has teamed up with BU Athletics and the Binghamton
University Athletic Club to host the Third Annual Lourdes Celebrating
Women's Athletics Luncheon and Auction on Monday, February 4
from 12-2 p.m. at the Binghamton University Events Center. All
net proceeds from this event will support the BUAC Women's Scholarship,
which will be awarded annually to a deserving female student-athlete.
Luncheon attendees will have the chance to meet current Binghamton
student-athletes and coaches from the women's teams. There will
be a variety of speakers, including Binghamton University President
Lois DeFleur, Director of Athletics Joel Thirer,
BUAC Board President Lana Rouff and President & CEO
of Lourdes Hospital John O'Neil. Senior Gayarthri Balasundar
of the women's tennis team will be the student speaker and Cathleen
Ellsworth (Class of 1986), the Managing Director & Chief
Marketing Officer for First Reserve Corporation, will be the
"The Binghamton University Athletic Program is grateful
to Lourdes Hospital and all of our sponsors for their efforts
to grow support and awareness of women's opportunities in sport,"
Thirer said. "This is our third year of hosting this event,
and each year it has doubled in attendance. We want to continue
to encourage girls and women to participate in sport, and we
are proud of how much growth there has been in these efforts
over the past 25 years."
More than 250 guests are expected to attend the luncheon.