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Register for National Girls and Women in Sports Day Jan. 18 at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Jan. 12, 2009

Girls ages 7-12 can join the Hudson Valley Community College’s women’s basketball team for National Girls and Women in Sports Day at the college, Sunday, Jan. 18.

Participants will take part in a basketball fundamentals clinic with head coach Colleen Ferris and her team from 9 to 11 a.m., and then eat lunch with the team. All girls will receive free admission for themselves and a parent or guardian to attend the 1 p.m. game at the college’s McDonough Field House where the Lady Vikings will face off against Tompkins-Cortland Community College.

To register, call the college’s Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339. The cost is $10.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.