March 17, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Blazer Boosters will host their annual Belles & Whistles event, a celebration and fundraiser on Thursday, April 17. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the UAB National Alumni Society House. Funds raised from this event will be utilized to support UAB women's athletics programs.
The keynote address will be from Birmingham native Jennifer Chandler, a 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist in Springboard Diving. Chandler is a member of the International Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame (1987), the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (1985) and the Calhoun County Sports Hall of Fame (2009). The emcee for this year's event will be Lenora Pate, a lawyer with Sirote & Permutt, P.C. and a graduate of UAB.
Derita Ratcliffe, UAB's Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Women's Administrator, will facilitate and recognize recent accomplishments from UAB female student-athletes during this past academic year.
Individual seats to the event can be purchased for $100 and reserved table packages start at $850. Those unable to attend the April 17th event are encouraged to purchase a table for student-athletes or to make a general contribution.