University of Wisconsin-Richland alumni who played volleyball or basketball on Roadrunner teams of the past have an opportunity to return to the Roadrunner Roost. Players are sought now to play in Alumni Homecoming games. Women who played volleyball and men who played basketball are encouraged to participate.
New at the annual event planned for March 1 are the volleyball game and an extended social time in the Roadrunner Café with games and activities to engage all ages. The popular red-versus-blue alumni men’s basketball games, pitting against each other those from odd-numbered and even-numbered years, are scheduled.
Players are encouraged to sign up now through the deadline of Friday, February 7. To register, players need to send information that includes their name, email address, mailing address, the year(s) they played on a Roadrunner team, name of their coach, and T-shirt size. Sizes available are S, M, L, XL, and XXL. The registration fee is $15 per person, or $17 for those requesting an XXL T-shirt. Registration information should be sent to Alumni Liaison John Poole, UW-Richland, 1200 Highway 14 West, Richland Center, WI 53581. A registration form will be included in the winter edition of Alumni News expected to be sent in mid-January.
Alumni games will be the featured events of 2014 Alumni Homecoming coming up Saturday, March 1 on the UW-Richland campus. The schedule is:
- 1pm – women’s alumni volleyball game
- 2:30pm – men’s alumni basketball game for players from 1967-1997
- 4pm – men’s alumni basketball game for players from 1998-2013
Games and social time are planned in the Student Center for 1 – 8:30pm and refreshments will be available for purchase. All alumni, their families and friends are welcome.
Among game activities to be held in the Student Center are a 1:30pm Bean Bag Tournament and a 3pm Pool Tournament. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each tournament. Advance registration for the tournaments is necessary and can be made by sending your name and contact information along with a $5 per person fee to organizer Jessica Laeseke, UW-Richland, 1200 Highway 14 West, Richland Center, WI 53581. For more details on the tournaments, contact Laeseke by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information about Alumni Homecoming, contact Alumni Liaison John Poole by email at email@example.com or by calling the campus at (608) 647-6186, Extension 266. ###