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Excitement Builds for National Gonzaga Day Jan. 24

Posted on January 15, 2013 in: @Gonzaga, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Feature Stories, Parents, Spotlight

The countdown to National Gonzaga Day has begun. Stay tuned to all the news and activities via www.NationalGonzagaDay.org

President McCulloh to Share Message about Gonzaga’s Future

SPOKANE, Wash. – Excitement is building for the first National Gonzaga Day on Jan. 24 as Zags prepare to unite – in spirit and at dozens of special events nationwide – to celebrate and support the University’s mission to educate people for others.

In the McCarthey Athletic Center, the men’s basketball team will battle Brigham Young University in a nationally televised broadcast starting at 8 p.m. (PST). The Gonzaga women will tip-off against Pepperdine University at 7 p.m. (PST), from Malibu, Calif. Special NGD events in downtown Spokane and at 30 alumni chapters across the country (plus chapters in Calgary, Alberta and Tokyo) will celebrate Gonzaga in its 125th Anniversary year. President Thayne McCulloh will deliver some good news about Gonzaga’s future during a special halftime program broadcast live over the Internet.

 Many Ways to Celebrate

If you’re in the Kennel, stay seated for the first 5 minutes of halftime for the short, special program and good news. As you leave the Kennel after the game, look skyward to the west for a fireworks display.

Gonzaga welcomes the Spokane community with a free event downtown, starting at 6 p.m., in the Spokane Convention Center Ballrooms B & C (334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.). Former Gonzaga basketball star Dan Dickau will emcee the event. Dickau was drafted by Atlanta in 2002 after being named Gonzaga’s first Associated Press first-team All-American. He played six seasons in the NBA. Both Zags’ games will be shown on big screens and there will be hot dog meals, activities for the whole family, University updates, and a full-service cash bar. RSVP is required (at NationalGonzagaDay.org) for all NGD events, but your only fee for admission is a nonperishable food item, as part of a nationwide service drive that night.

All alumni chapter events include revelry, GU updates and the live halftime program from the Kennel. The halftime program will be webcast to all NGD events worldwide (via NationalGonzagaDay.org). Be sure to check with your alumni chapter for service drive information for your area.

If you’re watching the game at home, tune in to the halftime program (approximately 9 p.m. PST) at NationalGonzagaDay.org. 

No matter where or how you celebrate, be sure to wear your Zag gear or colors, tell us how you are celebrating, enter to win prizes at NationalGonzagaDay.org. and spread the word to your friends via social media. 

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