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Published 2/10/2005

Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley Council Participate In Foul Shot Contest at Owens, Feb. 12

More than 150 area girl scouts will compete to be named a top free throw shooter, while also cheering on and meeting their favorite Express women’s basketball players, as Owens Community College hosts the Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley Council's Foul Shot Contest on Saturday, February 12. This year’s event is expected to draw girl scouts from troops throughout Northwest Ohio.

Beginning at 12 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC), girl scouts ages kindergarten and older will shoot 10 free throws to see who advances to the finals, which will occur at halftime of the Owens women's basketball game. Awards will be presented following the competition.

“Owens Community College is excited to once again host the girl scouts foul shot contest,” said Michael Rickard, Owens Coordinator of Student Enrichment and Athletics. “The collaboration between Owens Community College and the Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley Council in coordinating this event has proven to be a very beneficial initiative. I anticipate another fun day of basketball games and foul shooting competition this year.”

Girl scouts will have the opportunity to watch their favorite Express women’s basketball players in action as they play Edison State Community College at 1 p.m. The Express have an overall record of 15-10 and are in fourth place in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) regular season standings with a 6-4 mark. In this week’s NJCAA Division II poll, Owens Express women’s basketball is ranked No. 26 in the nation.

“Our girl scouts look forward to this day every year,” said Winona Dugan, Girl Scouts Program Specialist. “The Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley Council organization is very thankful to Owens Community College for once again hosting such an exciting day.”

Following the women’s basketball game, girl scouts will be able to meet and have autographs signed by their favorite Express basketball players.

In addition, the Express men’s basketball team will play Edison State Community College in a crucial OCCAC regular season game, which will start at 3 p.m. The Express have amassed an impressive 23-3 overall record and are currently first in OCCAC standings with a 9-1 record. They also are ranked No. 3 in the nation, according to this week’s NJCAA Division II poll.

All home games are played at the SHAC on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road, four miles from downtown Toledo. Admission to home games is free.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, and Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.


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