AMES, Iowa — More than 750 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. 22 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.
The third annual event attracted 4-H’ers from throughout the state, Greving said. The fun included a pregame tailgate breakfast sponsored by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. Farm Credit Services of America sponsored the green Cyclone/4-H T-shirts worn by all the 4-H participants.
“Iowa State University Collegiate 4-H’ers 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 nation’s largest youth development organization, serving more than 6 million young people across America with programs in leadership, citizenship, communication and life skills. One in five Iowa school-age youth participates in 4-H. In Iowa, 4-H Youth Development is headquartered at the Iowa State University campus in Ames. 4-H is supported by federal, state and county funding, private grants and donations, and fees. For more information about joining 4-H, contact an Iowa State University Extension county office at www.extension.iastate.edu/content/county-offices 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 35 trustees.