TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - With National Girls and Women in Sports Day being celebrated on February 2, Alabama Athletics has planned a week-long celebration leading up to the day, starting Wednesday, Jan. 26. This celebration will also serve as a segue into the Crimson Tide's 50th anniversary of Title IX commemoration with a list of opportunities and events to come.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) is an occasion dedicated to honoring the achievements of female athletes, coaches and leaders and highlights the power of sports to unlock the limitless potential of women and girls.
Fans can follow the conversation on social media with the hashtags #RollTide and #NGWSD. The Alabama women's basketball team will celebrate NGWSD during its January 30 home game against Missouri. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at rolltide.com/tickets.
In addition, as part of Alabama Athletics' celebration of NGWSD, the Crimson Tide Foundation has set a goal to raise $50,000 for the Crimson Tide Scholarship Fund - the annual scholarship fund for Alabama Athletics.
To aid in the Tide's goal, the AlabamaONE Aspire Foundation will match the first $25,000 raised for the Crimson Tide Scholarship Fund between January 26 and February 2 on a dollar-for-dollar basis. For more information on the AlabamaONE Aspire Foundation, please visit www.alabamaonefoundation.org.
Donations can be made at www.uactf.org/ngwsd/.
"AlabamaONE is a proud supporter of Alabama Athletics' female student-athletes through the AlabamaONE Aspire Foundation's Annual Scholarship program," AlabamaONE Credit Union President/CEO Bill Wells said. "Supporting the Crimson Tide Scholarship Fund allows AlabamaONE the opportunity to support and empower deserving female student-athletes while furthering their education. We are honored to be a part of this worthy effort to support the financial health of these young women while they compete for championships and earn a degree from The University of Alabama.
"We hope everyone will join AlabamaONE in celebrating the accomplishments of these young women by supporting the Crimson Tide Scholarship Fund."