Sheraton Lakeside Chalet To Host `Redbird Rally'
Senior guard Maggie Krick
Senior guard Maggie Krick

Feb. 12, 2010

NORMAL, Ill. - The league-leading Illinois State women's basketball team will head to St. Charles, Mo., March 11-14, for the 2010 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championship at the Family Arena. To celebrate that weekend, Illinois State athletics will host its annual `Redbird Rally' prior to the team's first game of the tournament at the Sheraton Lakeside Chalet.

The event will take place on the main level of the Lakeside Chalet (previously held in the Matterhorn Room), three hours prior to Illinois State's first game of the weekend. Cost for the event is $15 and will include a light continental breakfast or nacho bar, depending on game time, and cash bar will also be available.

"We are excited to host our annual pre-game event at the Sheraton Lakeside Chalet this year," ISU associate athletics director for development Doug Banks said. "The Redbird Rally is a great way to get everyone together and energized about the Redbirds' first game of the MVC women's tournament."

Tickets for the `Redbird Rally' can be purchased through the ISU Ticket Office by calling (309) 438-8000, with all tickets sold in advance of the event.

The Sheraton Lakeside Chalet, the official home for Illinois State during the tournament, will also be the site of team send-offs and welcome-backs. A block of rooms has been reserved, with a fan rate of $105 per night while available. All reservations must be made by Feb. 19. To reserve a room, contact the Sheraton Lakeside Chalet at (800) 822-3535 and reference the Redbird Fan Block or go to http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/illinoisstate.