Women's Basketball
Pack the Hall, Pink Zone Game Highlight Promotions Schedule

 
The annual Pink Zone game will take place on Feb. 7 vs. Indiana.
The annual Pink Zone game will take place on Feb. 7 vs. Indiana.
 

Dec. 9, 2009

Champaign, Ill. - The annual Pack the Hall (Feb. 21) and WBCA Pink Zone (Feb. 7) games highlight the 2009-10 women's basketball promotions schedule. Last year's Pack the Hall game drew over 7,000 orange-clad fans and the Pink Zone game, which raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research, will be the fourth annual at Illinois.

In addition to the two main events, there will be several other exciting events at Assembly Hall this season, including tonight's Warm-A-Kid Night to help provide warm clothing for area children in need this winter. Illinois will also continue annual events like Boy Scout and Girl Scout Days and Take a Kid to the Game Night, on top of the always-popular autograph sessions (Dec. 19, Jan. 10, Feb. 7 and Feb. 21).

Here's a look at the 2009-10 women's basketball promotions schedule. Contact assistant marketing director Kelly O'Neill (217-244-0062) for additional information on any of the promotions listed below.

Wed., Dec. 9 vs. Marquette (8 p.m.)
- Warm-A-Kid Night. Free admission to anyone who brings a coat, gloves, hat or scarf to the game. Donations go to children in the community who are in need this winter.

Sat., Dec. 19 vs. Oakland (4 p.m.)
- Boy Scout Night ($2 tickets for pre-purchased groups)
- Postgame autograph session with Coach Law and the Illini players

Mon., Dec. 28 vs. Ohio State (7 p.m.)
- Take A Kid to the Game (www.takg.com). Kids get in free with the purchase of an adult ticket. One adult ticket= one free kid ticket. Additional kids tickets are $2 each.

Thurs., Dec. 31 vs. Penn State (3 p.m.)
- Sponsor Night- Anyone that works for a Sponsor of UI Athletics will receive $2 admission by showing their business card, staff ID or any form of employment.

Sun., Jan. 10 vs. Minnesota (3:30 p.m.)
- Camper Reunion Day
- Bring your "A" game! Bring a report card reflecting an A and receive free admission to the game!
- Postgame autograph session with Coach Law and the Illini players

Thurs., Jan. 21 vs. Iowa (7 p.m.)
- Youth Group Day ($2 tickets for groups)

Thurs., Jan. 28 vs. Michigan (7 p.m.)
- Student Organization Night
- Grad Student Night - Grad students are free and can purchase one family/friends ticket at $2 a person w/ valid ID

Sun., Feb. 7 vs. Indiana (1 p.m.)
- WBCA Pink Day. We will have free admission for anyone in a Pink Shirt and the team will wear pink uniforms.
- Girl Scout Day (need to preregister)
- Postgame autograph session with Coach Law and the Illini players

Thurs., Feb. 11 vs. Northwestern (7 p.m.)
- Armed Forces and Safety Night ($2 admission with ID)

Sun., Feb. 21- Purdue (4 p.m.)
- Pack The Hall. Free tickets will be distributed leading up to the game. Please wear ORANGE!
- Senior Day for Jenna Smith, Lacey Simpson and Whitney Toone
- Postgame autograph session with Coach Law and the Illini players

In addition to the promotions above, Illini fans will again be able to enjoy Courtside Parties for up to eight people. The package costs $135 ($120 for Kids Club members) and includes eight tickets along with hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, pom poms and game posters for each guest, plus a personalized cake, a card autographed by the team, a PA announcement and a media guide for the guest of honor. Additional guests cost $13 per person. Parties are available at all women's basketball games. Contact Kelly O'Neill at 217-244-0062 or koneill2@illinois.edu to schedule your party. Orders must be received a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the date of the party. A $25 deposit is required for all parties.

Other unique options at Illini home games for groups include halftime scrimmages and the Kids Tunnel. Youth basketball teams can have the once in a lifetime opportunity to play on the Assembly Hall court during halftime of a women's game, or your group could be front and center as the team runs on to the court before the game with a minimum purchase of 50 tickets at the group rate. Contact Kelly O'Neill at 217-244-0062 or koneill2@illinois.edu for any group information.

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