Date Posted:01/15/2003,  8:00AM

Bowdoin To Host Kid's Weekend

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Department is excited to announce a special promotion inviting community members and their families to Polar Bear competitions on January 17 and 18. On both Friday and Saturday of that weekend, the Bowdoin men's basketball and men's ice hockey games will be free for children 18-and-under.

The Bowdoin men's basketball team is 5-6 entering NESCAC play this weekend and will be hosting a pair of crucial conference games on Friday and Saturday. The Polar Bears will host Trinity at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and will play 12th-ranked Amherst on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Admission is free for all ages at the men's basketball games and spectators can expect special activities and promotions at both games.

The Bowdoin men's ice hockey team is ranked fifth in Division III coming into this week and is 9-1 overall. They will also host a pair of important NESCAC match-ups that weekend as unranked, but always tough, Williams College will come to town on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and #11 Middlebury College will play at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free for children 18-and-under at both contests.

For more information on Bowdoin Athletics, contact the Bowdoin College Athletic Department at 725-3326. For coaches of youth teams looking for more information on this specific promotion and how to reserve tickets for their teams, contact Katie Sheridan for basketball at 725-3713 and Sean Murphy for hockey at 725-3382. For media requests, contact Bowdoin Sports Information Director Jim Caton at 725-3254.