WVSU softball to host “Lil Sis Day”

4/9/2013
Contact: John Simms
304-766-5760
simmsj@wvstateu.edu
 
 
April 13, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
WVSU softball to host “Lil Sis Day”

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – The No. 25 West Virginia State University softball team will be hosting “Lil Sis Day” Thursday, April 18, when the Yellow Jackets play Salem University at 4 p.m. in Institute.

The WVSU softball players and coaches began the “Lil Sis Program” in November and there are currently 19 “little sisters” in grades 1-8. Every girl that registers is allowed to choose a player from the team’s roster to become her big sister.  

The Yellow Jacket player serves as a friend, mentor, and encouraging role model. Each “Little Sis” receives at least two letters per month from that player. This program allows young girls an inside look at college softball and the chance to stand beside those whose shoes they dream of filling one day.

On “Lil Sis Day” the girls will be given a t-shirt, allowed in the locker room for select pre-game activities, on the field for warm-up, and be introduced with their “Big Sis” before the game. After the game the girls will be guests at a pizza party with the entire team.

For more information on the “Lil Sis” program contact Kerri Blackwell at (304) 415-3797 or at akblackwell@hotmail.com.

West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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