National Girls and Women in Sports Day is February 2. The University of Montana will celebrate with a number of activities on Saturday, February 5.

In conjunction with a Montana Lady Griz basketball home game on that Saturday, when the Lady Griz host Idaho State at 2:00 p.m., girls ages 7-13 get a chance to be part of the game-day experience by "shadowing" different staff members during the game. And there is a terrific menu of positions from which to choose.

Registration is underway now. And the sooner you get the girls signed up, the more choices there are available.

The hands-on experiences for these young gals will include:

MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS - Help with the fun contests that go on during the game.

ANNOUNCING - Assist the voice of the Lady Griz, Paul Yarbrough, with some live play-by-play radio broadcasting.

PUBLIC ADDRESS - Take the microphone and introduce the Lady Griz starting lineup before the start of the game.

GAME DAY MUSIC - Be an assistant DJ and play some cool tunes during the game.

BAND DIRECTOR - Lead the UM Pep Band during some of their exciting pregame performances.

SPIRIT SQUAD MEMBER - Take part in a cheer or dance routine with the UM Spirit Squads.

These and other options are available to the young women who register by January 28. UM Women's Sports Information Director Joel Carlson tells us that applicants are required to  submit a one-minute-or-less video explaining why they would like to be part of the game-day team.

In conjunction with the all the activities during the game, there will also be a pregame youth clinic for kids ages 4-13 starting at noon in the West Auxiliary Gym of the Adams Center. Student-athletes from many of Montana's women's sports programs will be at various stations to do meet and greet.

All parents/guardians will need to purchase a discounted ticket prior to arriving for the clinic and game. Children who want to participate in the clinic will receive a free ticket to the Lady Griz game.

You can see more participation options and complete the registration for here.

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