Families with children can learn more about the nation’s leading youth development program and state’s largest university at West Virginia University 4-H Football Day during the WVU vs. Kansas State Big XII home opener in Morgantown on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Hosted by the 4-H Youth Development unit of the WVU Extension Service and WVU Athletics, the event invites youths to Mountaineer Field to connect with each other and get a taste of West Virginia 4-H and WVU programs in true Mountaineer tradition.

Offered in each of the state’s 55 counties, West Virginia 4-H programming helps youths reach their full potential by providing opportunities for hands-on learning, mentorship and community service through summer camps and other events throughout the year.

According to WVU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Interim Program Director Brent Clark, the event is a chance to showcase these learning and growing opportunities provided to young people by a youth development organization made up of more than 500,000 teens and adults nationwide.

“We’re so excited to bring this event back to West Virginia youths and family members this year,” said Clark. “Participants can expect to be immersed in the excitement and energy of Mountaineer football season while exploring the youth development and academic opportunities afforded to them within their own state.”

Game time and additional details will be announced at a later date. Participants will be invited to take a group photo on Mountaineer Field after the game.

Those interested can stay up-to-date by following West Virginia 4-H on Facebook at bit.ly/WV4HFacebook.

Tickets are $40 each and are limited. The order deadline is Monday, Aug. 1. Partial refunds may be accepted prior to the order deadline. To register, visit this website.

Registrants can also purchase an optional WVU/West Virginia 4-H Football Day t-shirt for $10.

For questions, contact Brittany Furbee at 304-293-2696 or bfurbee@mail.wvu.edu.

For more than a century, 4-H has focused on agricultural science, electricity, mechanics, entrepreneurship and natural sciences. Today, 4-H out-of-school opportunities also exist in subjects like rocketry, robotics, biofuels, renewable energy and computer science.

To learn more about new opportunities in the 4-H program, visit www.ext.wvu.edu, or contact your local office of the WVU Extension Service.



CONTACT: Brittany Dick, WVU Extension Service
304.293.8701, Brittany.Dick@mail.wvu.edu

Follow @WVUToday on Twitter.