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Alumni BBQ Highlights Full Slate For Lion Athletics

Alumni BBQ
Alumni BBQ

Sept. 16, 2013

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LOS ANGELES -- On Sunday, Sept. 22, LMU will host the 60th Annual Alumni BBQ, the largest alumni gathering of the year. And with it, comes a busy extended weekend for LMU Athletics, including six home games in four days that will culminate on Alumni BBQ Sunday.

The Alumni BBQ begins at 11 am on Sunday and will include the annual LMU Athletics Spirit Sale, which includes official team gear and merchandise. The LMU Bookstore will also have a tent and Iggy will be floating around for photos. Enjoy live musical performances by the The LMU Athletics Pep Band and The Back Pages featuring Dean Scheibel.

Attendees can also check out the LMU Magazine Booth, participate in family-friendly activities for all ages, donate to the Alumni Canned Food Drive, play bocce ball, volleyball, cornhole and carnival games in Sunken Garden, reconnect with friends and enjoy refreshments at the Latino Alumni Association Margarita Tent, African American Alumni Association Ice Cream Tent, and MBA Alumni Association Water and Soda Tent, and visit special exhibits at the William H. Hannon Library and the Laband Art Gallery. And there is more. For the complete list, check out the Alumni BBQ webpage.

The extended weekend begins on Thursday, Sept. 19 as West Coast Conference play officially begins with women's volleyball hosting rival San Francisco at 7 pm. The Lions will complete opening weekend of WCC play with Santa Clara on Saturday at 12 noon.

Men's and women's soccer return home from two weeks on the road, hosting a pair of doubleheaders. It starts on Friday with the men when they host Sacramento State at 4 pm, followed by the women when they host UC Irvine at 7 pm for their first game under the lights.

On Sunday the weekend will culminate with the Alumni BBQ starting at 11 am in the Sunken Garden along with a special soccer doubleheader. Men's soccer will take on UC Davis at 1 pm, followed by the ROAR match-up of the weekend as women's soccer takes on ranked-UCLA at 4 pm. Those attending the BBQ get into the games free on Sunday with their BBQ name tag.

In addition to the activities in and around the BBQ, women's soccer will host a Your Night Under the Lights presented by the Lions' Athletic Fund on Friday at 5:30 pm. LMU Rowing and the Lions' Rowing Association will also host an alumni event, the Fall Fiasco on the morning prior to the Alumni BBQ at Ballona Creek in Marina de Rey starting at 7:30 am. Rounding out the activities will be LMU Tennis as they host an alumni gathering at the Lions Athletic Center on Saturday at 4:30 pm.

Here is a look at the complete schedule concerning LMU athletics during this Alumni BBQ weekend:

Thursday, Sept. 19 
Women's Volleyball vs. San Francisco
Free to all fans. Special Tower Pizza Serving Contest and Postmatch Autograph session with the Lions.
Gersten Pavilion   7 pm 
Friday, Sept. 20
Men's Soccer vs. Sacramento St.
ROAR members get free pizza in stands prior to game with chance to win $100 Visa Giftcard for those who arrival prior to kickoff.
Sullivan Field 4 pm
Under the Lights Pregame Celebration
Women's Soccer pregame event presented by Lions Athletic Fund
Sullivan Field 5:30 pm
Women's Soccer vs. UC Irvine
First Game Under the Lights. Varsity L night for women's soccer.
Sullivan Field  7 pm
Saturday, Sept. 21
Volleyball vs. Santa Clara
Autograph Session following game. SAAC Be Part of the Pride game.
Gersten Pavilion  12 pm
LMU Tennis Alumni Gathering
LMU Tennis is hosting a fall gathering at the Lions Athletic Center with drinks and light appetizers. RSVP: golions@lmu.edu
Lions Athletic Center  4:30 pm
Sunday, Sept. 22
LMU Rowing Fall Fiasco
Join the 2013-14 men's and women's teams for a morning of fun on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 7:30-11:00 a.m. at Ballona Creek in Marina del Rey.Fun includes a chance to race on the water with alums and/or current student-athletes. It is followed by a breakfast at the boathouse. RSVP/More Info: LMUrows@live.com
Ballona Creek - Marina del Rey  7:30 am
60th Annual Alumni BBQ Schedule:
28th Annual 3-on-3 Alumni Basketball Tournament Gersten Pavilion  9 am
Alumni Reunion Mass
Rich Robin, S.J., celebrant; Marc Reeves '93, S.J., homilist
Sacred Heart Chapel  10 am
The 60th Annual LMU Alumni BBQ Sunken Garden 11 am - 5 pm
Admissions 101 Worshop VDA Welcome Center  11:15 am
Men's Soccer vs. UC Davis
Receive free admission to soccer games with Alumni BBQ name tag. AYSO of Westchester Day at the Game.
Sullivan Field  1 pm
Women's Soccer vs. UCLA
Receive free admission to soccer games with Alumni BBQ name tag. AYSO of Westchester Day at the Game.
Sullivan Field  4 pm

Alumni BBQ Tickets:
• $35 at the door
• $15 per youth (13-20)at the door
• FREE for kids (12 and under) • FREE for Golden Lions and a guest
- Golden Lions are alumni from Loyola University and Marymount College that have celebrated their 50th class reunion (graduates from the class of 1963 or earlier).

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