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    Wildcats Offer Scout Days with NU's Soccer and Volleyball Teams!

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Take part in the second Campout with the 'Cats event as part of Northwestern's Scout Days!
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Take part in the second Campout with the 'Cats event as part of Northwestern's Scout Days!
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Sept. 19, 2009

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern University Department of Athletics would like to invite all local area boy and girl scouts organizations to cheer on the Northwestern Wildcats. Scout days are fun for the entire family. The Wildcats have set aside several dates for scouts, their families, and friends to receive discounted rates of admission and enjoy special game day promotional offers. Come hang out on the court or on the field and cheer on your favorite Northwestern Wildcats coaches and student athletes.

    On Sunday, Sept. 20, the Northwestern Men's Soccer team will host Lafayette at Lakeside Field at 2:30 p.m. A special discounted admission rate of $2 is available. Scouts will receive a free 2009 Scout Day Patch and have the opportunity to participate in a post game skills clinic and autograph session with the coaches and student athletes of Northwestern men's soccer. Participants of the post game clinic will also receive a free Northwestern Soccer Water Bottle.

    "The support we see for these scout events from the troops in the community has been incredible through the years," said Tracie Hitz, associate athletic director for sales and marketing. "Being able to provide these fans with a unique experience that they will remember forever is special to us too."

    Scout Day at Wildcat Football is Saturday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. when the 'Cats take on Minnesota in their first Big Ten Conference game of the season. All scouts and their families can purchase half-price end zone tickets--only $18 each--if you order online at NUsports.com or by phone at 847.491.CATS. Regular convenience fees apply, so to avoid those fees stop by the Wildcat Ticket Office at the Ryan Field (1501 Central Street) to purchase your tickets. The Wildcats have extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays (9 a.m.-7 p.m.) and are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tickets must be purchased in advance, which means online and by phone by 1 pm on Sept. 25 or in person or by fax at 847-491-8818 by 5 p.m. on Sept. 25.

    In addition to the deeply discounted ticket price, scouts will receive the official 2009 Scout Day Patch and a special welcome on the videoboard during the football game. To receive the scout day promo code, please e-mail wildcatmarketing@northwestern.edu before Sept. 25. Once you have your tickets, plan to arrive early to hang out in our pregame fan fest area, Wildcat Alley, which features games, music, face painting, Willie the Wildcat, the Goose Island Beer Garden and more! Wildcat Alley is free for everyone and is located just a few yards north of the stadium.

    On Saturday, Oct. 17, the Northwestern Volleyball team hosts Minnesota at Welsh-Ryan Arena at 7 p.m. Scouts receive a special discounted admission rate of $2, a free 2009 Scout Day Patch, and the opportunity to join the women's volleyball team in their second annual Campout with the 'Cats. Price of participation in the campout is $10.

    "Our daughter, Lindsey, had the best birthday party ever. She was so excited that she got to pass with her idol, Kate Nobilio," said scout mom Jen Allen who attended Campout with the 'Cats in 2008. "All of the girls in our group just had the best time. Kudos to all of you for making this a great experience for everyone!"

    The Northwestern Women's Soccer team plays host to Michigan State at Lakeside Field on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. Admission to this match is free. Scouts in attendance will receive a free 2009 Scout Day Patch, and the first 200 fans will receive a free foam noodle. All scouts in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in a post game skills clinic with the coaches and student athletes of the Northwestern Women's Soccer team.

    For more information regarding Wildcat Athletics and special events, please call 847-491-CATS or e-mail wildcatmarketing@northwestern.edu. For the latest updates on the 'Cats join us on Facebook or by follow us on Twitter.