January 23, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Basketball Clinic with Cheryl Burnett

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will host a Basketball Clinic with former Missouri State University and University of Michigan women’s basketball head coach Cheryl Burnett from 8:30 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Doling Family Center, 301 E. Talmage St.

The developmental basketball clinic is offered to boys and girls in grades third through sixth. The cost is $25 per participant, with registration based on availability. Registration is available online at www.parkboard.org, or in-person at the Park Board main office, 1923 N. Weller Ave.

Burnett took MSU to the NCAA Women’s Final Four in 1992 and 2001, the Sweet Sixteen in 1993, and won five league tournament titles and had 10 twenty-win seasons at MSU. She was named Coach of the Year for the Gateway Conference in 1991 and 1992, was the Missouri Valley Coach of the Year in 1994, and was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.

For more information, media contact: Susan Provance, Athletics Administrator, (417) 837-5817; or Bob Nelson, Public Information Administrator, (417) 874-2176.