Thursday, April 02, 2009

Women's Final Four - This Weekend!

The Women's Final Four returns to St. Louis this weekend, with UCONN, Stanford, Oklahoma and Louisville headed to town to determine the top team in women's hoops.

The festivities begin Saturday morning with the 4Kay Run to help fight breast cancer and honor the late N.C. State coaching legend, Kay Yow.

Later that morning is the March to the Arch, a tradition that began with the 2001 Women's Final Four in St. Louis in which over 3,000 kids of all ages will dribble basketballs from Union Station to the Arch.

Saturday also includes clinics, the Hoop City fan fest at America's Center and practice and autograph sessions for the Final Four teams. On Saturday afternoon is the Women's High School All-America game at Wash U.

The games will take place on Sunday and Tuesday evenings.

For the full schedule of events, click here.

The event is expected to attract 20,000 visitors and create about $20 million in direct visitor spending. Let's hope for another great showing by the Sports Commission and the people of St. Louis, so that the city can land additional events like this in the future!

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