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Colorado Chill and National Girls and Women in Sports Day

February 2, 2004 - National Women's Basketball League (NWBL) - Colorado Chill News Release

The Force for Women’s Sports, along with the Colorado Chill, is celebrating the Feb. 4 National Girls and Women in Sports Day a little early this year.

The day will be celebrated locally at the Colorado Chill professional women’s basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Budweiser Events Center and features the Chill in its inaugural season in the National Women’s Basketball League. The Chill will play the Springfield Spirit.

During halftime of the game, several girls and women will be recognized as the recipients of scholarships. This year’s scholarship applications will also be available.

The Force for Women’s Sports is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for girls and women to participate in sports, and encouraging and supporting a lifelong participation in athletics. The FFWS believes that the future of women’s sports lies not in the opportunities we are presented with, but in the possibilities we can create for the next generation of female athletes.

Are you passionate about your sport? Is there an athletic opportunity you’d like to pursue? Perhaps the FFWS can help you reach your full potential. For the past three years, on Girls and Women in Sports Day the FFWS has announced its annual “Named” Scholarship offer. Thirteen $500 scholarships are awarded to women and girls of all ages to pursue their athletic opportunities. Each scholarship is named after an outstanding Northern Colorado athlete.

Applications for the 2004 Named scholarships will be available at Tuesday’s Colorado Chill game (the Guest Services Counter at the Budweiser Events Center) and thereafter during business hours at Triple Crown Sports, 3930 Automation Way in Fort Collins. The deadline for submission is March 26 and scholarships will be awarded at the end of April.

Here are the 2003 recipients and their respective sports:

Erin Booth (soccer)

Torie Derks (synchronized swimming)

Ali Dody-Hettler (figure skating)

Syena Davidson (synchronized swimming)

Taylor Hall (soccer)

Jennifer Kehl (soccer)

Allison McClelland (soccer)

Cayla Meyer (soccer)

Danielle Murphy (softball)

Jennifer Schunke (softball)

Janelle Williams (synchronized swimming)

NGWSD is celebrated annually in all 50 states with a variety of community-based events, award ceremonies, and activities in commemorating girls and women in sports. The day first was established by a Congressional resolution in 1986 to celebrate the achievements of girls and women in sports. For more information on how the day got started and what events are happening nationally, visit the Web at and also see for general information.

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