Women’s football clinic announced

LUBBOCK, Texas. - Head Football Coach Mike Leach and former Lady Raiders Coach Marsha Sharp have teamed up to present an enhanced evening of fun, football and style as the 2009 Mike Leach/ASCO Women's Football Clinic will now also feature a style show and dinner with some of the proceeds benefitting the Marsha Sharp Leadership Circle. The popular clinic will be held Wednesday, August 5, with a vendor sale beginning at 4 p.m. at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion.

Dinner, provided by Cagle Steaks, and the style show, presented with help from the College of Human Sciences Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing, will begin at 5 p.m. in the Pavilion before the event moves to the Football Training Facility for the clinic. The clinic is open to women ages 18 and older and features instruction in drills, strategies and the nuances of the game and has become a favorite event among the Red Raiders coaching staff and the local community alike. The style show will feature members of the Texas Tech community as models and will include some surprise participants from among its coaching ranks.

"Mike's clinic is really popular and has generated so much enthusiasm in the past that we decided to enhance the whole experience with dinner and a fashion show.  With our thanks to Cagle's and the College of Human Sciences for lending expertise, we think folks will enjoy our first Red Raider Style Show and the opportunity to see and buy all the latest fashions for fall football," Coach Sharp said recently.

Proceeds from the event benefit, in part, the MSLC. The Marsha Sharp Leadership Circle, which is part of a broader fund-raising effort by the Red Raider Club in Athletics, helps raise money for women's sports programs at Tech. (Over the past two years the MSLC has hosted a summer WNBA game and this event replaces the game which was not feasible this summer.)

"Marsha and I had talked for a few years about combining a style show with the Women's Football Clinic as everyone always got a kick out of the unveiling of our uniforms as part of the clinic. We decided a meal and a style show would be a natural addition to a great evening clinic," Coach Leach said.

The entire afternoon and evening event costs $50 and corporate tables of 10 are now on sale. Information about the clinic, along with registration and participant release form and further details, is online at http://www.texastech.com/camps/text-camps.html, under the link from Football to the 2009 Women's Clinic. Normally a sell-out event, slots are filling up quickly.

For further information about the event contact Laura Vandergriff or Antonio Huffman of the Red Raider football staff at 742-4260.