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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PARTICIPATES IN TAKE A KID TO THE GAME PROGRAM

By Susan Lax

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Various UK athletes will be available to sign autographs and kids of all ages can have their picture made with Scratch, the official mascot of UK women’s basketball.

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Feb. 13, 2001 – (Lexington, Ky.) – The University of Kentucky's Memorial Coliseum will be action packed on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m., when the UK Women Basketball Wildcats play host to South Carolina and participates in the sixth annual Take A Kid To The Game program sponsored by Regal By Buick and the NCAA.

The nationwide grassroots program is designed to encourage adults to take kids to a NCAA women’s basketball athletic event and experience game-day at an affordable price. TAKG, which promotes the women’s game to the youth of America, allows kids under the age of 18 to be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. UK employees with valid faculty/staff identification will be also be admitted free. All other adults are $5.

In addition to free admission, all kids can take place in interactive activities on the upper concourse in Memorial Coliseum starting at 1 p.m. Various UK athletes will be available to sign autographs and kids of all ages can have their picture made with Scratch, the official mascot of UK women’s basketball.

“The women’s basketball game is so exciting and competitive at Kentucky and we invite everyone to come out and take advantage of the ‘Take A Kid To The Game’ day on Sunday,” UK Coach Bernadette Mattox said.


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