Bearcat Hoop Alumni Weekend — May 4-5, 2018

Willamette Basketball

Men’s Basketball alumni are invited back to campus for a special "Bearcat Hoop Alumni Weekend," set to take place May 4-5, 2018.  This will be an opportunity to connect with former teammates, coaches, and alumni across the decades, in this 25th anniversary year of the NAIA Division II National Championship.

The weekend tips off on Friday, May 4th at 1:00 pm, with a 4-person golf scramble at McNary Golf Club.  The golf will be followed that evening by a social hour, dinner, and a toast & roast for sharing stories about Willamette Basketball.

On Saturday, alumni can showcase their skills in a 3 on 3 tournament and individual skill contests to be held as part of the Alumni Open Gym. Events will start at 10:00 am in the Sparks Athletic Center and wrap up with final events at 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided for all those in attendance.

The final event will be the Bearcat Hoop Celebration Dinner on Saturday evening.  The social hour will start in the Sparks Center lobby at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner in Cone Fieldhouse at 6:30 pm.  The program will include recognizing teams throughout the ages, hall of fame teams and players, record holders, and members of the 1993 championship team.

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Hotel Information

The Grand Hotel Salem
201 Liberty St SE
Rate - $149 (mention “WU Basketball Reunion” rate)

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
510 Hawthorne Ave SE
Rate - $149  (mention “WU Basketball Reunion” rate)


Schedule of Events

Friday, May 4th
1:00 p.m. Bearcat Hoop Alumni Golf Tournament, McNary Golf Club
Golf: $65 (cart included)
Hole Sponsorship: $200 (includes golf, dinner, and hole signage)
5:30 p.m. Social and Awards
7:00 p.m. Dinner Buffet at McNary Golf Club: $25 per person
8:00 p.m. Toast & Roast
Saturday, May 5th
10:00 a.m. Bearcat Hoop Alumni Open Gym, Sparks Athletic Center
Facility & Campus Tour
3 on 3 Tournament
Individual & Team Contests
Lunch Provided
5:30 p.m. Social Hour, Sparks Center Lobby
6:30 p.m. Bearcat Hoop Alumni Championship Dinner, Cone Fieldhouse
Alumnus and Guest, Business Casual Attire
Cost - $25 per person