Homecoming 2009 will feature an Alumni-Student Broomball Tourney!
It's time to strap on the helmet and tape up the broom again! The MacInnes Student Ice Arena will be home to an alumni and student broomball tournament for Homecoming, October 9 and 10.
"We want to get more younger alums involved, and we thought this was one great way to do so," said Mark Mitchell '77, president of the Alumni Association, when we caught him after the recent Alumni Reunion.
"We love reunion, especially this year with the incredible Class of 1959, but we want to reach out to younger alumni." he said. "Alums tend to reconnect later on, when they are in their forties and fifties, and we want to make sure we talk to them before that, too."
Thus, the Homecoming broomball tournament, and there will also be the traditional football tailgate, as the Huskies battle the Findlay Oilers in GLIAC action at Sherman Field. Expectations are high for this year's football squad, as they return nearly everyone from an 8-3 team.
The Colorologist is calling for a nice show of color that weekend, too. In addition, Northern is in town that Friday night for hockey, and Lake State plays hockey here Sunday!
As for the broomball, Mitchell says the tourney will be coordinated with the Inter-Residence Hall Council, which runs the massive broomball action all winter.
"They'll supply referees and help with the rules and enrolling of teams," Mitchell said. The tourney is tentatively slated to run from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m., Saturday, October 10, with two rinks running side-by-side in the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Concessions will be open, also.
Mitchell was also pleased with the new Alumni Association board and their participation in many of the reunion events this year. "We scheduled our sessions so they could interact more," he said. "We'll continue to do that, since it worked so well."
Mitchell said there is a nice mix on the Alumni Association Board, and they are creating many new ways for alums to get involved with Tech, its students, and their departments. So, good things are happening on campus and with your alumni board.
Now, more than ever, it's a great day to be a Husky!