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Published 12/14/2016
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Celebration of Women’s Athletics Set for Feb. 12
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami announced Wednesday that it will host its third annual Celebration of Women’s Athletics event Feb. 12, 2017.

The event starts with an awards brunch at 11:30 a.m., at the Watsco Center, followed by the No. 13/12 Miami women’s basketball team, currently 8-1, facing ACC rival Clemson at 2 p.m.

“We are excited to once again celebrate the legacy of women’s athletics at Miami,” Director of Athletics Blake James said. “I encourage our fans to come support our student-athletes at this terrific event.”

The Celebration awards brunch will honor current Miami female student-athletes from each of UM’s nine women’s programs for excellence on the playing field, as well as in the classroom and community.

“Sports have long played a vital role in the development of women here at UM,” Deputy Athletics Director / SWA Jennifer Strawley said. “The opportunities that we strive to provide every day help shape the future of tomorrow’s female leaders, and this event helps celebrate and recognize those efforts.”

The Celebration was founded in 2015 by University of Miami Board of Trustees members Hilarie Bass, Barbara Havenick and Laurie Silvers. All proceeds from the event go to the Edna Shalala Women’s Athletics fund, which provides UM female student-athletes with first-class opportunities to compete, study and prepare themselves for life after athletics.

Tickets to the Celebration of Women’s Athletics are $50 per person. To RSVP or learn more about the event, click HERE. When registering, those who have not previously attended an event may need to create an account. For additional information, contact the Hurricane Club at 305-284-6480.

Sponsorships for the Celebration are also available. For $1,000, a Table Sponsorship will include a table at the brunch, table recognition and recognition in the program. For $2,500, Presenting Sponsors will receive a table at the brunch with a student-athlete, recognition on the back cover of the program, visible recognition during the brunch and an announcement of recognition during the women’s basketball game.

Title Sponsorships are $5,000 and includes a table at the brunch with a student-athlete, recognition on the front cover of the program, visible recognition during the brunch and an announcement of recognition during the women’s basketball game.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE.

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