13th Women’s Walk Supports UNC’s Female Athletes
April 12, 2021
Walking the annual Women’s Walk to support scholarships and the greatest needs of University of Northern Colorado’s female student-athletes has been a tradition for the UNC community for more than a decade. After a fully virtual walk last year, supporters this year will have the option of walking the approximately 1.25-mile course in the on-campus event or stepping out into their communities to support female student-athletes virtually.
This year’s walk is Saturday, April 24, and participants can register to join on campus from Bank of Colorado Arena with a 9:30 a.m. start time, or walk in their neighborhoods and communities to support UNC’s female student-athletes from a distance.
Last year’s virtual event raised more than $17,000, bringing the total raised over the years to an estimated $440,000 with more than 3,800 participants. Walkers wore their blue and gold, joined family and friends (and canine companions) and posted videos and photos of their walk on social media.
It’s an event that not only draws faculty, staff, alumni and friends, but also student-athletes and coaches, creating an opportunity for everyone to come together and share their support in a fun, safe and family-friendly event.
Daisy Schultz, a senior at UNC on the Women’s Volleyball team, values that sense of community. “The Women’s Walk is great because you interact with people from UNC, with fans, with staff and administration,” she says. “Everybody's there for one particular reason, and just sharing that moment with everybody for the women's walk, I think is pretty cool.”
Register online, then tag videos and photos with #UNCWomensWalk and share your Women’s Walk experience. The in-person event will be socially-distanced, with masks required.