This one's for the ladies:
Do you like football but don't understand the referees' hand signals?
Or know why they bring out those chain things?
Then consider going with your gal pals to Gridiron for Girls Wednesday at The Casino at Lakemont Park.
Host Rich DeLeo will explain the signals and more, starting at 7 p.m.
DeLeo is a local high school football ref and also does play-by-play radio broadcasts for area games.
Bobbi Castellucci, general sales manager of Forever Broadcasting in Altoona, admits that when she's at a game, she has to wait for the announcer to translate what a signal means. But the men around her are already talking about it.
After Wednesday night, she plans to be on an even playing field with the guys.
She said folks at Forever Broadcasting had been kicking the idea around for two years before sponsoring the first Gridiron for Girls in 2010.
The rationale was easy.
"In this area, there is such a passion for football, especially among females," she said.
Kellie Goodman Shaffer was the 2010 host. Now with the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, Shaffer was a WTAJ sportscaster at the time.
That first event drew 400 women to the Casino.
"It was a great event," Goodman Shaffer said. "I thought Forever Broadcasting did a great job putting it all together. I was amazed at how many women wanted to learn more about football."
After skipping a year, Gridiron for Girls is again expected to attract just as many female football fans on Wednesday, Castellucci said.
Doors open at 4 p.m. Ticket holders will each receive a Gridiron for Girls T-shirt and a hot dog, as well as a chance for other free giveaways.
A "tailgate" room will offer wares from some 30 vendors catering to women.
A cash bar will be available.
Castellucci said DeLeo will provide "a different flavor" when he takes the microphone for a two-hour talk.
While pigskin is the theme, she said the most fun aspect of the event is "a night out with the girls."
Tickets are $8 and available at Unkel Joe's Woodshed, 3415 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona.