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WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: 2012 National Championship Weekend – Chicago Force vs. San Diego Surge

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: 2012 National Championship Weekend – Chicago Force vs. San Diego Surge

Chicago Force vs. San Diego Surge  –  SAT AUG 4, 2012 4:00 PM

Weekend of August 3rd — August 5th: The Pittsburgh Passion will host the inaugural 2012 Breaking Barriers Festival, featuring the SilverSport Women’s Football Alliance National Championship on Saturday August 4th at Heinz Field. 2012 marks the 40th Anniversary of Title IX and also the 40th Anniversary of the Immaculate Reception. Four decades after a collective threshold of breaking barriers, the two will commemorate at the legendary home of the City of Champions. This will be the first Women’s Championship in history to be hosted at an NFL Stadium.

AUG 4TH, 4:00PM: Championship The 2012 SilverSport Women’s Football Alliance National Championship at Heinz Field will showcase the best of women’s football nationwide!

AUG 4TH, 1:00PM-4:00PM: Fan Fest on the Plaza 50 tents of entertainment, music, prizes, interactive games, and giveaways! Fun for the whole family at Heinz Field!

Heinz Field The host venue for the Championship is the legendary home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. This marks the first time in history that a Women’s Football Championship will be hosted at an NFL Stadium.

The Championship will feature an entire weekend of historic events, including a VIP Reception at the Heinz History Center, a Fan Festival with prizes and giveaways, an Immaculate Tailgate Challenge, the SilverSport WFA National Championship Game, and a special presentation of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement on Heinz Field’s 96-foot jumbotron as two Steelers are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Tickets are now available at ticketmaster.com.

A featured speaker from the Women’s Sports Foundation will be Andra Douglas, an original pioneer for Women’s Professional Football and storied owner of the New York Sharks, the longest operating female football team in the United States. Douglas was a Vice President at Time Warner and Creative Consultant for the entertainment industry in addition to laying the groundwork for the sport of women’s football nationwide.
LIVE coverage of the Championship will be provided by ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, making the event available to 73 million homes nationwide and to 21 million U.S. college students and U.S. based military personnel. It is accessible online atWatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE.

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