SPOKANE, Wash. – Students, alumni, parents, friends, employees, devoted supporters and casual fans – Gonzaga University is coming to you to celebrate the inaugural National Gonzaga Day Jan. 24, 2013.
Make plans to join Zags around the globe who are uniting in spirit and gathering in person to celebrate all things Gonzaga! The Zag Spirit is sure to be running high, as the men’s basketball team takes on Brigham Young University in McCarthey Athletic Center at 8 p.m. (Pacific Time) and the women’s team faces Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif., at 7 p.m.
The University, through its alumni chapters, will host events in more than 30 locations nationwide and in Canada – from Hawaii to New York, and from Dallas to Calgary, Alberta. In downtown Spokane, the entire community is invited to join the celebration.
The events are a great time to gather with Zags in your community, hear updates about Gonzaga’s future, learn about service efforts in your community, and find out how you can support Zag graduates. There will be a men’s basketball game-watch, updates from the women’s game at Pepperdine, a live announcement at halftime from President Thayne McCulloh in McCarthey Athletic Center and, of course, prize giveaways.
No matter where you are, following are at least five ways to celebrate National Gonzaga Day:
- Wear Zag Gear to Work
Don your favorite shirt, hat, sweatshirt or other gear on Jan. 24 – and as often as possible – to show your pride!
- Spread the Word
Tweet, like and follow us to let your social media network know that National Gonzaga Day is coming.
- Share your Faith
Faith development is a vital part of the Gonzaga experience. Post a prayer to Gonzaga’s online prayer community on Jan. 24 and as often as you like.
- Unite in Community
Join a National Gonzaga Day event near you. Times and locations for 30 events nationwide will be available Dec. 1 at Gonzaga.edu/NGD.
- Live in Service
Bring a gently used coat or new canned food item to the event near you as your “price of admission.” Make an impact by helping to take care of those in need after the holiday season, when many are forgotten.
Event dates and locations will be available at Gonzaga.edu/NGD starting Dec. 1. Please check there regularly for more information, updates and ways to celebrate!