Wyoming Xs & Os Women's Football Clinic to be Held Saturday, Aug. 28

Aug. 20, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming Football program will be sponsoring Xs & Os A Women's Football Clinic on Saturday, Aug. 28 beginning with registration at 10:30 a.m. in the Wildcatter Stadium Club & Suites. Susie Christensen, wife of UW head football coach Dave Christensen; Jacque Buchanan, wife of UW President Tom Buchanan; and Kathy Burman, wife of UW Athletics Director Tom Burman; coordinated the event.

Brunch will be served while Cowboy Football practice is being held. Participants will have an opportunity to learn football from members of the Cowboy staff, and may choose either a Beginner or Advanced session. Attendees will also get to meet the Wyoming coaches and their wives, and take a tour of the new Wildcatter Stadium Club & Suites project.

Cost for the clinic is $25 per person, and reservations can be made either by: e-mailing Shannon Matthews at smatthe3@uwyo.edu or by going online at www.CoachChristensen.com and clicking on "Women's Clinic."

"We see this as a great way to introduce women to Wyoming Football and the game of football," said Susie Christensen. "We are excited that we will be able to donate money from this clinic to CLIMB Wyoming, which is a Wyoming organization that benefits women. We're really pleased with the response we've received thus far, and we look forward to seeing everyone on the 28th."

Proceeds from the clinic will go to "CLIMB Wyoming", which describes itself on its website as: "The uniquely comprehensive CLIMB program model was developed in 1986 to help move single mothers out of poverty - permanently. The program has helped over 1000 families reach self-sufficiency to date, the effects of which will be felt for generations.

"To meet Wyoming's workforce needs, the CLIMB programs are helping women enter construction and energy trades, as well health care, office careers and more.

"The basis of the model is a job-training and placement program - but there is more to permanent life change than finding a job. Other skills are needed - skills that ensure successful relationships on the job and in the home. Core to the model are mental health services that address personal barriers that have impeded success in the past."

For more information on CLIMB Wyoming go to: www.climbwyoming.org.