SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- The West Coast Conference announced today plans to launch its “WCC Thanks Title IX” campaign during the 2012-13 school year, which is dedicated to honoring the 40th Year Anniversary of Title IX by expressing the Conference’s appreciation of its implementation through stories shared by its very own student-athletes, coaches and administrators.
“Our goal is to inform students and fans about how Title IX has positively impacted the lives of women and men who represent our institutions,” said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. “We thought the best way to show our appreciation would be by letting those whohave experienced the benefits of Title IX explain how it has personally impacted their lives beyond their athletic careers.”
Beginning with the West Coast Conference Cross Country Championships this Saturday, October 27 in Fernhill Park (Portland, Ore.), the WCC will honor Title IX at each of its Women’s Championships by inviting guest speakers to educate students and fans about the impact of Title IX. The WCC will also produce celebratory banners to showcase the tradition of strong women’s athletics around the Conference.
Following the Cross Country Championships, the West Coast Conference will also begin its “Nine In Nine” video series, which will feature personal stories of WCC student-athletes, coaches and/oradministrators from each of the WCC’s nine institutions over nine months. The videos will be produced in collaboration with Four in the Fire Productions and NetWorks Sports Conulsting. All videos and supporting content will behoused on WCCsports.com and will also be available on the Conference’s Facebook page (facebook.com/WCCsports) and Twitter page (@WCCsports) with the hashtag #WCCTitleIX.
ABOUT WEST COAST CONFERENCE
The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitiveforce in Division I intercollegiate athletics, with 13 conference-sponsoredsports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's rowing, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis and women's volleyball. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics.
ABOUT NETWORKS SPORTS CONSULTING
NetWorks Sports Consulting, LLC is a West Coast based consulting firm founded in 2009 by Angela Taylor, a 19-year veteran of the sports industry. NetWorks Sports specializes in strategic planning, brand development, program development and event management & marketing. You can find out more at:www.networkssports.com or www.facebook.com/NetworksSports and www.twitter.com/Networks_Sports
ABOUT FOUR IN THE FIRE
Four in the Fire Productions is a multi-media company that produces broadcast, print and radio media. We specialize in independent documentary films as well as corporate and informational videos. Owner Beverly Oden has over fifteen years of experience working in film, television and print journalism. For more information, visit our website atwww.fourinthefire.com.