March 29, 2007

Crowd-pleasing activities fill Alumni Month

 

Alumni Month Seal

April is Alumni Month at Sacramento State, and whether your preferences are a night with the River Cats or a night at the theater—or gourmet food and wine in the Alumni Center or picnic fare on the Capitol Lawn—the University has an event for you.

The third annual “Sac State Night” at the River Cats game will kick off at 7:05 p.m., Tuesday, April 10 at Raley Field. Students and alumni are invited to wear their Sacramento State gear to watch the River Cats host the Portland Beavers. University students and alumni will be featured in the throwing out of the first pitch. Tickets range from $6-15 and are available to alumni at www.sacstatealumni.com. General admission tickets are available at www.rivercats.com/.

Outstanding alumni will be honored at the Distinguished Service Awards reception and dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 in the Alumni Center. A total of 12 distinguished alums will be honored at the event, including Roger Valine for the Lifetime Achievement Award. University alumnus Kitty O’Neal of KFBK will serve as emcee and alumni musicians Steve Homan and Aaron Garner will provide entertainment. Tickets are $100 per person. Tables of 8 are $800, $700 for faculty and staff. RSVP to Linda Scott, Alumni Relations, at (916) 278-4899.

The Alumni Association will present Golden Memories: 50 Years in the Making at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, at the University Theatre in Shasta Hall. The performance, a celebration of the Department of Theatre and Dance’s 50th anniversary, will be a theatrical and musical review featuring alumni, Sacramento Black Art of Dance, Sons and Ancestor Players, Richard Bay puppetry and Sacramento State students. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling (916) 278-4323 or visiting Tickets.com.

The Board of Directors of the Alumni Association will hold a reception in honor of Alumni Association members from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in the Alumni Center. The event is free to Alumni Association members.

Food and wine appreciation continues with the Stinger Wine and Food Classic at 6 p.m. Friday, April 20 in the Alumni Center. The event features food and wine from various Sacramento State alumni-owned restaurants and wineries. Tickets are $40 per person and available from Toni Brown at (916) 278-4263.

Finally, in appreciation of the alumni who work in and around the Capitol, the University will hold an Alumni Picnic on the Capitol East Lawn. The event is free to alumni. Reserve a spot by calling Laura Stuebe at (916) 278-3797.

For more information, contact the Alumni Center at (916) 278-6295 or visit http://www.sacstatealumni.com/. For media assistance, contact the Sacramento State Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.