AMES, Iowa — Nearly 700 Iowa 4-H youth, families and friends cheered on the Iowa State University Women’s Basketball team during 4-H Day at Hilton Coliseum.
“The Cyclones lost the Jan. 14 game to Texas A&M, but our 4-H’ers still had a great time cheering for the Cyclone women and visiting the Iowa State campus,” said Shelly Greving, Iowa 4-H Foundation marketing director. “4-H Day at Hilton is always a 4-H club and family friendly event. This year we even had three generations of the Christensen family from Audubon County participating.”
The fourth annual event attracted 4-H’ers from throughout the state, Greving said. The fun included a pregame tailgate dinner sponsored by the Iowa Pork Producers Association and a tour of the College of Human Sciences (CHS).
“CHS students led the walking tour on campus and 230 4-H’ers learned how their 4-H experiences can lead to careers in various areas of human sciences,” Greving said.
“Iowa State University Collegiate 4-H’ers also volunteered their time — checking in participants, handing out t-shirts and helping ensure that the event ran smoothly,” Greving added.
Collegiate 4-H’er Kayla Greiner took photos of the event, available from the Iowa 4-H flickr site.
4-H is the youth program of America’s Cooperative Extension Service and is the nation’s largest youth development organization, serving more than 6 million young people across the United States with programs in leadership, citizenship, communication and life skills.
One in five Iowa school-age youth participates in Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development programs, headquartered at the Iowa State University campus in Ames and available through ISU Extension and Outreach offices in all Iowa counties. 4-H is supported by federal, state and county funding, private grants and donations, and fees. For more information about joining 4-H, contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/4H.
The Iowa 4-H Foundation, www.iowa4hfoundation.org, provides the financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs throughout the state of Iowa. The opportunities provided by the Foundation help young people enhance their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication and social skills – tools that will give them a competitive edge in their future endeavors. The Iowa 4-H Foundation is a charitable 501 (c) 3 organization with a governing board of 29 trustees.