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2004.12.20 > For Immediate Release
contact: Teresa Gleason - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: tmgleason@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO 'Hockey 101' Event to Benefit Women's Walk, Liz's Legacy

Omaha - Are you a hockey novice? Have you always wanted to learn more about the game but were afraid to ask?

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of Athletics will host "Hockey 101 – A Women's Guide to Hockey" Thursday, Feb. 10, at Qwest Center Omaha. The event, a benefit for the Diet Pepsi/UNO Women's Walk and Liz's Legacy, will be held from 4:30 to 9 p.m.

"This is a great opportunity for people to have fun and learn more about the sport of hockey while benefiting two great causes," said Deb Denbeck, associate athletic director at UNO. "With the holidays quickly approaching, it could be the perfect gift for that special someone."

The registration fee is $50 per person, which includes one Michigan game ticket, a buffet dinner with the Maverick hockey team and coaches, a long-sleeved "Hockey 101" T-shirt, an informational "Hockey 101" packet and free parking.

"Participants will get a real behind-the-scenes sense of what it's like to play Maverick hockey at the Qwest," Denbeck said. "They will be spending time on the ice, trying on the player's equipment and putting it to the test, and getting their photos taken with the players and coaches."

They will also tour the Maverick locker room and training room, visit with hockey officials and learn about the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.

The Diet Pepsi/UNO Women's Walk, which will celebrate its 20th year in 2005, funds scholarships for female student athletes at UNO. Liz's Legacy, named after Omaha community leader Liz Karnes, funds the advancement of cancer research and care at the Eppley Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

The registration deadline is Feb. 2, and limited space is available.

For more information or to register, contact Shirley Fey at (402) 554-3422 or sfey@mail.unomaha.edu.

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