Girl Scout Night at Chicago Sky Invites Alumnae to Honor 100th Anniversary and Pay Tribute to Title IX

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA and the 40th anniversary of Title IX. To honor these milestones, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is once again partnering with the WNBA Chicago Sky basketball team to give girls hands-on opportunities to learn how a professional basketball team operates.

On Friday, June 8, Girl Scouts ages 5 – 17 will assist in the operations of the Chicago Sky game – both behind the scenes and in front of the audience during a special “Girls Run this Game” program. Now in its fourth year, the partnership aims to open girls’ eyes to the various careers available in sports, on the court and in management. 

As the women athletes on the court take on the Tulsa Shock, Girl Scouts will learn about the operations of a basketball team by assuming a variety of hands-on roles during an actual game. Girls will serve as honorary co-captains of the game, hi-five tunnel, game stat feeders, film crew assistants, Twitter correspondents, team photographers, half-time performers, public service announcers, Web bloggers and ball girls, among others.

This year, the Girl Scouts and the Chicago Sky invite all Girl Scout alumnae as well as all women who play sports currently or did as a student, to participate in a special half-time celebration honoring the two anniversaries during the June 8 game. Alumnae are welcome to bring their childhood Girl Scouts sashes and/or a small piece of sporting equipment to participate in the celebration at halftime.

The $20 Girl Scout ticket package includes entry to the game, food voucher and commemorative Sky visor and patch for girls. A portion of every package sold during the regular season will be donated to Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to support leadership opportunities for girls.

For more information about the Girl Scout Alumnae Association and to find out how to participate in the special half-time celebration, visit www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/connect-as-alum.