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    Northwestern to Host Annual Field Trip Day On December 20

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM This year's annual Field Trip Day will be held on Dec. 20 against DePaul. Tip is set for noon.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    This year's annual Field Trip Day will be held on Dec. 20 against DePaul. Tip is set for noon.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Dec. 6, 2007

    EVANSTON, Ill. --The Northwestern University Department of Athletics will host its annual Youth Day event on Thursday, December 20, prior to the Northwestern women's basketball game against DePaul. Game time is schedule for noon. Over 3,000 youth from area schools are expected to attend the program. The event, which is free of charge to attendees, combines the excitement of Northwestern women's basketball with a message stressing the importance of physical fitness.

    The event has become an annual tradition for many schools around the Chicagoland area. The setting allows teachers to expose their students to the traditional values of education, teamwork, and healthy lifestyles in a non-traditional setting.

    "Field Trip Day is a tremendous event that our team looks forward to each season," Wildcat Head Coach Beth Combs notes. "The opportunity for Northwestern to showcase our student-athletes as role models and promote a valuable message to area youth is just a piece of what makes this event so special."

    This year, Gatorade is sponsoring the event and will provide all attendees with free product and educational material to help support the message of the day. Also helping to underscore the message of physical fitness will be a halftime performance by the Pink Panther Double-Dutch Team. Based out of Markham, Illinois, the team competes around the nation in sanctioned competitions and hold demonstration performances as it spreads its message of enhanced physical fitness, athletic excellence, sportsmanship, and positive recreational activities.

    For more information on the event please contact Northwestern Athletics at 847.491.7327 or email wildcatmarketing@northwestern.edu.