ODU Athletics

Women's Hoops Set for Summer Trip to Costa Rica

February 14, 2017
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Old Dominion women's basketball team will have the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica this upcoming summer Aug. 14-21. During the week-long trip to the Central American paradise, the Lady Monarchs will play in three competitive games and host a pair of clinics, while also indulging in some of the nation's beautiful natural treasures.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for our program," said head coach Karen Barefoot. "It will be a fantastic cultural learning and team-building experience for the kids in our program."

Following the Lady Monarchs' arrival on Aug. 14, the team will play the following three evenings against local teams in the nation's capital San Jose, while also holding a youth clinic on the 15th and a Special Olympics clinic on the 17th.

After the first three days, which are all primarily basketball-focused, the Lady Monarchs will have the opportunity to explore Costa Rica and its breath-taking geography from the 17th to the 20th. The top destinations include the Arenal Volcano and Playa Conchal with activities such as snorkeling, white water rafting, zip lining and kayaking. For a detailed itinerary, view the schedule below or see the attached flyer. 

"We encourage fans to join us on this trip, because, for many of the players in our program, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said Barefoot.

For more information or questions about the fan travel package, please contact the ODU women's basketball office at (757) 683-3401.

AUGUST 14
Morning flight to San Jose
Practice at local facility
Welcome dinner

AUGUST 15
Host local youth clinic
GAME ONE

AUGUST 16
Morning tour of San Jose
Tour Coffee Plantation
GAME TWO

AUGUST 17
Host basketball clinic with Special Olympics
GAME THREE

AUGUST 18
Travel to Arenal Volcano
Baldi Hot Springs
Optional resort activities (zip Lining or white water rafting)
Team Dinner

AUGUST 19
Travel to Playa Conchal
Beach time
Optional activities (golf, kayaking, snorkeling)

AUGUST 20 
Free day to explore beach and resort

AUGUST 21
Return to USA

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