Over 5,000 Students Visit UCLA For 'I'm Going to College' Program
Dec. 10, 2001
On Sunday, October 14, the men's and women's soccer teams hosted over 5,000 school children for a double-header day of UCLA soccer as a part of UCLA's I'm Going to College program. A mixture of elementary, middle and high school students arrived at the UCLA campus a few hours prior to kick-off to enjoy a variety of activities, including student-athlete autographs, campus tours, face painting, academic overviews and a special visit by Joe and Josephine Bruin. Both teams were successful as the women posted a 3-2 win over Arizona State and the men's team pulled away from Stanford in the last minutes of the game for a 2-1 victory.
Head Men's Coach Todd Saldana was pleased with the teams' victories as well as the day's events. "Today was such a great day for UCLA Soccer and I am happy to see so many people out for the games. I hope that the students enjoyed their time at UCLA and maybe we'll even see some of them back here in a few years."
UCLA Athletics offers the "I'm Going to College program at various athletic events throughout the year. Operating through the Southern California school systems, the program touches thousands of students each year and offers them a glimpse of college life and the excitement of Division I NCAA Athletics. The remaining events for the 2001-02 school year include the following events:
January 13, 2002 - Women's Basketball vs. USC
If you would like to involve your school with the I'm Going to College program, please contact the Athletics For Youth Office at 310-206-5990 for more information.
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