Grinnell College teams up with local youth via THE ZONE fan club

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 8:32 am

Grinnell College Athletics recognizes that one of its most important supporters is the community youth. Because of that, the College wants to acknowledge this group by offering a special program for young Pioneer fans.

THE ZONE is a fan club for youth (eighth graders and younger), which provides special benefits to those who enroll. With an annual membership fee, ZONE members receive:

*A ZONE t-shirt

*Three season passes (fall, winter and spring)

*25-cent popcorn

*Invitations to special ZONE events, such as sports clinics, pizza parties, etc.

The annual fee is $10 for an individual or $15 for a family (all immediate family members eighth grade and younger).

To register, download [file:47639] and mail it to the Heather Benning, the College’s Assistant Athletic Director, at 1118 10th Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa 50112.

Benning can also be reached via e-mail at benning[at]grinnell[dot]edu. There will also be a registration at this weekend's basketball games at Darby Gymnasium.

The women's game with Lawrence Friday begins at 5 p.m., followed by the men's contest, and on Saturday the women meet Carroll University at 1 p.m. followed by the men's game.

“It’s great to see so many young families in attendance at our sporting events,” said Benning. “The players and coaches appreciate their support – it’s part of what is special about being a college in a small town. THE ZONE is a great way to get the youth involved with Grinnell College athletics and making them more visible in the stands. I’d love to see every kid at our contests in a red ZONE t-shirt!”