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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michael Traupman, Director of College Relations, 610-740-3790
Allison Benner, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790 (office) 484-951-7958 (mobile)

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OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST AND U.S. WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM STAR JULIE FOUDY TO HOLD CLINIC AND SPEAK AT CEDAR CREST COLLEGE ON MONDAY

Allentown, PA (April 8, 2005) - At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Julie Foudy, a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Women’s National Team, helped her team reclaim its place as the top women’s soccer team in the world with a dramatic victory over Brazil. Their gold medal performance was one of a number by dynamic U.S. women’s teams, prompting many in the nation and the world to stand up and take notice of the role of women in sports today.

In celebration of the energy and spirit of women in sports, Cedar Crest College is excited to welcome Julie Foudy to the campus on Monday, April 11, 2004. The event, sponsored by Cedar Crest for the Women’s Sports Foundation, will include a “Tips from the Champion” clinic for selected young Lehigh Valley athletes and a public presentation at 7:00 p.m. The public event will include a lecture and Q&A period.

Media are invited to attend:
• Tips from the Champion Clinic, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., at the Cedar Crest College soccer field. Julie will work with young soccer players from Valley middle and high schools.
• Public Presentation, 7:00 p.m., Julie and Donna Lopiano, executive director of the Women’s Sports Foundation, will address the crowd.

Proceeds from these events will benefit The Women’s Sports Foundation, of which Foudy is a past president, and the Cedar Crest College soccer team.


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