WEST TEXAS OUTLAWS CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
West Texas Outlaws, Lubbock’s longest-standing minor professional football team, will celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 8, 2014 with their game theme: “Women Rock: Outlaws Empowering Women”.
West Texas Outlaws will host the New Mexico Titans on Lena Stephens Field at Lubbock Christian High School on 2604 Dover (just off 26th and Chicago Ave). Gates will open to the public at 6:00pm, with the coin toss and entertainment at 6:40pm and kick off at 7:00pm. The festivities will display the team’s appreciation for women, promote women’s health, and empower women.
Women-owned businesses, including a bakery, smoothie shop, and beauty experts, will be set up prior to the game for fans to enjoy. Studio 57 will kick off the game with a Zumba dance to get fans excited. Starting at 6:00pm, Covenant Health will offer screenings* with their Mobile Mammography Unit throughout the game. A special surprise for female fans will be presented by the West Texas Outlaws players.
Halftime will be dedicated to honoring player Damian Roberson’s wife, Samantha Roberson, who suffered from Pseudotumor Cerebi. Samantha is an inspiration to us all and has shown how to overcome adversity with amazing dignity and grace. The team’s mission is to raise awareness of the illness which increases pressure inside the skull for no obvious reason. Though no tumor is present, symptoms are similar to those of a brain tumor, such as moderate to severe headaches behind the eyes, ringing in the ears, nausea, and issues with vision. Samantha had surgery on her eyes twice in September 2013, her brain in October 2013, and a second brain surgery in November 2013. For more information on Samantha’s illness or to donate to help cover medical costs, visit her You Caring Donations Page.
West Texas Outlaws are Lubbock’s longest-standing minor professional football team consisting of adult players from throughout the South Plains. They are members of the Southwest American Football League (SAFL) and our team fields a combination of: former professional, collegiate, and arena players, players with only high school experience, and some with no experience playing football at all. In January 2014, the team will be entered their 12th season. They have made playoffs 10 out of 11 season and play 11-man tackle football using the NFL rules.
*INFORMATION ABOUT COVENANT MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY PROGRAM
Covenant Mobile Mammography Program provides screening mammogram services to rural counties surrounding Lubbock. The unit travels to a different location Mon-Thurs., providing screening mammograms to women from 39 counties within a 120 mile radius of Lubbock. They visit certain locations bi-monthly or monthly, a few locations quarterly and a few annually. They are happy to arrange visits to schools, churches, health fairs and other events such as yours. This service is designed to take screening mammograms to the communities that do not have access to this service and to help overcome the barriers such as travel, loss of work time and fuel cost, that occur when traveling to Lubbock for a mammogram. The criteria for obtaining a screening mammogram on the Mobile Unit:
- 40 years or older (no physician order needed)
- 35-39 years old (Physician order required)
- No symptoms such as lumps, nipple discharge, swelling or inflammation of the breast.
- Must have a Physician of record, we need a physician to receive the mammogram results.
- They accept insurances, self-pay. Medicare and Medicaid and they do partner with the Komen Foundation and YWCA to provide mammograms to the underinsured and uninsured patients.
- Typically, Out-of-pocket, cash a mammogram is $181.00. Most insurance companies will cover the cost at 100% as a wellness check. Each individual needs to verify that with their insurance company. Outside of that there is financial assistance and sometimes grant money.