To Honor National Girls and Women in Sports Day, UCSB Presents the Women's Basketball Youth Essay Contest

To Honor National Girls and Women in Sports Day, UCSB Presents the Women's Basketball Youth Essay Contest

Jan. 21, 2010

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February 3, 2010 is a nationally recognized day for girls and women to celebrate their participation in sports! The UC Santa Barbara women's basketball team wants girls ages 7-13 to celebrate this day by submitting an essay in our second annual girls youth essay contest.

The winners will be announced at halftime of the UCSB women's basketball game on Saturday, February 6, 2010 against UC Davis. All participants will be recognized at halftime and will also receive a prize.

All applicants get in free to the game and can participate in a meet and greet with the team after the game!

In the essay girls should respond to the following questions: "Why do you play sports or what do you like about sports? What do sports do for you or give to you? Lastly, how do you plan to use sports in the future?"

Entrants may submit the essay to their participating organization or if they are not affiliated with an organization can submit their essay online by clicking here. The essay must be submitted by Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. See official entry form for more details. The entry form is located at the top of this page as a PDF document.

Men's and women's basketball single game tickets are now on sale. You can purchase tickets by calling (805) 893-UCSB, visiting the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics Building on campus or to buy online and print at home, click here.

The Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Office now has two parking spaces adjacent to the building and is now open on Saturdays, making it easier than ever for fans to purchase tickets. The ICA Ticket Office will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays. The two parking spots, designated specifically for the ticket office, are already available during weekday hours, which are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

UCSB Athletics is proud to introduce GKids - its new official kids club! GKids members will receive a free GKids t-shirt, free admittance to tons of Gaucho games, opportunities to be ball boys and girls at games, a special birthday greeting from Olie (the new GKids mascot) and much, much more! For more information on GKids, or to become a member, please click here.