Lady Lions introduce Hometown Hero program

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Lady Lions have announced the creation of the Lady Lion Basketball Hometown Hero program that will recognize people in the Centre Region and surrounding areas who have made exceptional contributions to the community. The first recipient will be announced at the Sunday, Jan. 12 game against Purdue. The Lady Lions will recognize one Hometown Hero at each home game during the Big Ten Conference season.

The Lady Lions are seeking nominations for the Hometown Hero award. Fans that have a candidate for the award are asked to submit their nomination via the online form at GoPSUsports.com/hometownhero.

To be considered for the Hometown Hero award, candidates must live in the Centre Region or surrounding areas; nominee's efforts and achievements must have a direct or indirect impact on the Centre Region community or surrounding areas; and due to NCAA regulations, nominees cannot be a high school student (grades 9-12) or a two-year college student.

The winner of each game's Hometown Hero award will be recognized on the court at that particular Lady Lion Basketball game during a timeout. Honorees will also receive four tickets to the game in which they are being recognized.

Penn State opens its season against St. Francis (Pa.) on Fri., Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. The Lady Lions will raise their 2013 Big Ten Championship banner and give away commemorative banks to celebrate back-to-back Big Ten titles. The Lady Lions also face Fordham on Sun., Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. to close out opening weekend.

Lady Lion Basketball single-game and season tickets are available by calling 1-800-NITTANY. Single-game tickets are $15 and $12 for adults and seniors and $9 and $7 for youth (12 and younger). Season tickets are $99 for adults and $50 for youth (12 and under), this includes a Nittany Lion Kids Club Membership for 2013-14. New this year, the Lady Lions have introduced a Family Season Ticket package. For $200, fans will get two adult tickets and two youth tickets for the 2013-14 campaign. The PNC Flex Books are available again this year for $99. The Flex Book gives fans 12 vouchers, 10 that can be redeemed in any combination for Nittany Lion and Lady Lion Basketball tickets throughout the year and two extra vouchers for the Nittany Lions' Coaches Vs. Cancer game and the Lady Lions' Pink Zone game.

The 2014 Pink Zone at Penn State will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16 as the Lady Lions take on Wisconsin in the Bryce Jordan Center at 1 p.m. Last year, the Lady Lions donated a record $260,000 to breast cancer causes. This year's fundraising efforts will benefit the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and Lewistown Hospital. For more information on the Pink Zone at Penn State, visit the official Pink Zone website at www.pennsylvaniapinkzone.org.

The Lady Lions are on Twitter. Follow sports information contact Kris Petersen (@ladylionsid) and the Lady Lions and coaches (@pennstatewbb) to get the inside scoop. The Lady Lions are also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennstateladylions. 

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Last Updated November 07, 2013