In a new effort to positively impact the lives of youth, aiming to be on the cutting edge of a new and exciting event, Volunteers for Youth in Claremore is teaming up with the Tulsa’s Shock WNBA team to present the iExpo. This innovative event will be hosted in the Tulsa BOK Center and will take place on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 1:00 pm to approximately 10:00 pm. Admission includes the evening’s WNBA basketball game between the Tulsa Shock and the Seattle Storm!
The first area event of its kind, the iExpo is specifically geared toward teen girls, age 12 to 20 years, old and all area teenage girls are encouraged to be a part of this ground-braking event! iExpo admission is $10 per person (includes the evening basketball game admission).
With the iExpo motto “Our Girls, Our Future” in mind, positive messages will be woven throughout the event. Focuses will include self-esteem and self-image, dating and dating violence, self-defense, and remaining free of substance abuse. Workshops will include opportunities for girls to ask questions and get information. Presenters for this exciting event include:
• Self Defense: Officer’s Robin Blair and Danny Dobbins of the Claremore Police Department
• Dating Violence: Catherine Heimdale, author/speaker, of Triangle Rock Enterprises (Claremore, OK)
o Claremore’s Safenet Services will also be present for questions and information in conjunction with the dating violence presentation.
• Fashion by Cato: Alyson Short of Volunteers for Youth (Claremore, OK)
• Shock Time: Tulsa Shock WNBA
Special bus transportation to and from Claremore is being provided by the Tulsa Shock WNBA for any Rogers County area teenage girls wishing to attend the event. This transportation is included with iExpo admission at no additional charge.
Several area vendors will also be present for the event with opportunities to browse offered during shopping breaks throughout the event. For vendor information, contact Susan Jensen, Project Director, Volunteers for Youth at 918-697-6779 or email email@example.com.
Tickets and registration is open through June 8, 2012 at http://www.wnba.com/shock/