February 12, 1999
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan Governor John Engler and his wife, Michelle, will be taking their triplet daughters, Margaret, Hannah and Madeleine to Sunday's Michigan State women's basketball game as part of the Take A Girl To The Game promotion.
The program is designed to promote the women's game to the youth of America and allows for boys and girls eight-and-under to be admitted free to the MSU-Michigan women's basketball contest on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 5 p.m.
This year marks the fourth year of the national Take A Girl To The Game program. The program has grown from 30 schools in its first year to 112 schools in 1998. This year, the program will include 300 NCAA schools and is expected to reach over 600,000 fans.
"We are very pleased to be a part of the Take A Girl To The Game program," MSU Coach Karen Langeland. "It is a great opportunity for young kids to be a part of an exciting environment and watch outstanding student-athletes compete at a high level."
Langeland teamed with Michelle Engler to produce a public service announcement encouraging adults to get involved in the lives of young girls and about the importance of mentoring. The PSA called for adults to take a girl on an educational or entertaining adventure.