Here we are during tourney time in Maine, one of the biggest times during the year that everybody in Maine's attention is focused on your region's high school basketball teams.

It is only appropriate to celebrate the people who play with a special event on Sunday, February 25th at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

There will be a National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration taking place that will feature the University of Maine Womens Basketball team.  The event will start at 11AM and run until 3 PM.

According to the National Girls & Women in Sports Day organization's website, this is the 32nd year that it has been celebrated.

"[National Girls & Women in Sports Day is] a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports."

The itinerary for the Cross Insurance Center event looks like this:

  • 11:00 AM  Doors Open
  • 11:15 AM Photo opportunity with the team
  • 11:45 AM Interactive Sports Fair
  • 12:45 AM Pregame/ Senior Day Recognition
  • 1:00 AM Tip-off of the Lady Blackbears vs. UAlbany

Here are highlights from last years UMaine vs. UAlbany basketball game

If you are interested and want to share this event with your friends and family, check out their Facebook Event.

You can support your favorite UMaine Women's Athletic program by visiting UMaine's crowdfunding page.