10-Year Anniversary

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Free activities for all ages will be in Lambert Fieldhouse from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 1
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Free activities for all ages will be in Lambert Fieldhouse from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 1
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Jan. 26, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - This weekend Purdue Athletics will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Purdue's 1999 women's basketball national championship team with a weekend-long celebration highlighted by halftime ceremonies at both the men's basketball game on Jan. 31 and women's game on Feb. 1.

The Celebration Weekend, which will include an alumnae game, celebration dinner and luncheon, coincides with Alumnae Day for all former Purdue women's basketball players. Players and coaches from the 1999 national championship team that will be in attendance include: Stephanie White, Ukari Figgs, Kelly Komara, former head coach Carolyn Peck, and former assistant coaches Pam Stackhouse and Kerry Cremeans.

The halftime celebrations will feature a rose ceremony presented by Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Morgan Burke and current women's basketball head coach Sharon Versyp.

The women's game versus Northwestern on Feb. 1 also marks National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) as well as Project Perfect. NGWSD is an event held in all 50 states in an effort to celebrate achievements in athletics, healthy living, and the positive influence of sports participation, while Project Perfect offers area middle school children free admission by meeting criteria set by their schools (perfect attendance, honor roll, reading incentives).

The theme for the 2009 NGWSD campaign is "Look Who's Playing" and the Purdue event will feature interactive stations hosted by Purdue student-athletes as well as inflatable games, snacks and prizes. The free event will be held on Feb. 1 in Lambert Fieldhouse from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is open to all.

Following the event will be the 2 p.m. tip-off versus Northwestern. Tickets have been discounted for this game only, $7 for adults and $3 for youth/students, with the first 1,000 fans receiving a special commemorative giveaway.

 

 

Tickets are available by calling 1-800-49-SPORT or online at purduesports.com.