Blitz The Pitz III !

Feb. 21, 2005

Providence, RI - In honor of the 18th annual National Girls and Women In Sports Day, Brown University will be holding its third annual Blitz The Pitz promotion for the women's basketball game versus Harvard on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The game will have serious implications on the Ivy Title as the Crimson stand in second place just ahead of Brown with a 7-2 mark. Brown is currently 15-8 overall and 7-3 in the Ivies.

The goal behind the Blitz The Pitz promotion is to break the all-time women's basketball attendance record at the Pizzitola Center. Last season a record1,989 fans packed the Pitz to watch the Bears take on the Crimson in a nationally televised game. Looking to raise the bar this season, tickets for the game will be just $1 once again. Everyone in attendance will receive a free t-shirt and team poster and will be eligible for great raffle prizes from the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, the Brown Bookstore and Brown Athletics.

Brown first introduced the Blitz the Pitz promotion in its season-closer with Harvard on Mar. 8, 2003. A top five crowd of over one thousand cheered the Bears on during the game. As mentioned, Blitz the Pitz II was a huge success with a record crowd in attendance.

National Girls and Women In Sports Day began in 1987 as a day to remember Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman for her athletic achievements and her work to assure equality for women's sports. Since that time, NGWSD has evolved into a day to acknowledge the past and recognize current sports achievements, the positive influence of sports participation, and the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports.

Always an exciting match-up, the Bears have torched the Crimson in their last two meetings, winning by an average of 20 points. Just two weeks ago Brown defeated Harvard in its own territory 78-63. The Bears will be looking for their first home win against Harvard since 2001.