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Lil' Cougar Clinic Set for October

Lil' Cougars Clinic
Lil' Cougars Clinic

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Alton Memorial Hospital and SIUE women's basketball are teaming up for the Lil' Cougar Clinic for area girls in grades first through eighth.

The clinic, to be held at SIUE's Vadalabene Center for the fourth consecutive year, is divided into two dates (Oct. 22 from 1:30-3 p.m. and Oct. 29 from 1:30-3 p.m.). All are welcome to attend both dates.

The cost of the clinic is $25, and each participant will receive a T-shirt and a basketball. All participating kids also will receive a free pass to all SIUE Cougar Athletics events.

Registration is FREE for the first 75 girls to sign up. Through their support of this event, Alton Memorial Hospital is giving back to the community and investing in the physical and nutritional development of young girls.

"We are excited once again to partner with SIUE's women's basketball team to provide an outlet for area girls to learn basketball fundamentals," says Alton Memorial Hospital spokesman Rusty Ingram.  "Within the communities we serve, we're always looking for ways for our youth to learn about exercise and healthy options. To do this through the basketball clinic is outstanding."

"The Lil' Cougar Clinic continues to grow each year, and we're pleased once again to have an opportunity for the young girls in our community to work with our basketball student-athletes. We will have fun basketball activities prepared and we'll be talking to them about school, nutrition and making good choices on and off the basketball court," said SIUE women's basketball Head Coach Paula Buscher.

The clinic will include SIUE's coaching staff and student-athletes providing a clinic of basketball FUNdamentals and opportunities to interact with positive role models as well as promote healthy and nutritious lifestyles.

To sign up or for questions, contact Alexis Lawrence at or call 618-650-2791.

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