Education Day to be held at the Coliseum

Event will take place during WVU women’s basketball tilt

MORGANTOWN –For the second straight season, the West Virginia University women’s basketball team will host local middle and elementary schools in celebration of Education Day on Thursday, Nov. 21. Tipoff is set for 10 a.m. inside the WVU Coliseum with an opponent to be announced later this month.

Complimentary admission will be provided to the students, staff and chaperones of attending schools.

Students and chaperones are encouraged to bring their own clear bag lunch. Each school will have its own seating section at the WVU Coliseum and will be assigned a Mountaineer player to support.

Educational programming will be focused on a healthy lifestyle, as well as STEM.

A pregame fair of educational booths and activity stations will be held on the concourse of the Coliseum prior to tipoff.

In addition, students will receive WVU pencils and workbooks with in-game activities.

In conjunction with Education Day, West Virginia women’s basketball will sponsor a reading contest for attending schools. Students will have an opportunity to win their classroom a $500 donation towards schools supplies by participating in the Read for the Mountaineers Education Day Contest.

Schools wishing to attend Education Day must register in advance at WVUsports.com as seating is limited. Please contact Carly Slater at cslater@mail.wvu.edu with any questions.