September 23, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Camosun College Chargers emerge this season with an exciting new look and special home-coming festivities as they celebrate 20 years in college athletics, September 27-28.
Chargers’ first-ever Athletic Scholarship and Hall of Fame Dinner – September 27 (5:30-9:00pm) at Laurel Point Inn – a fundraiser for student-athlete scholarships and “Hall of Fame” recognition ceremony.
Chargers’ 20th Anniversary Alumni Celebration – September 28 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence – a chance for past players, coaches, student-athletes and long-time supporters to gather and enjoy the highlights of the past 20 years and officially unveil the new Chargers logo and mascot!
The 2013 Athletic Scholarship and Hall of Fame Dinner marks the first of its kind for the Chargers who will be raising funds for student-athlete scholarships and paying tribute to their stand-out students and alum. Founded this year, the Chargers Hall of Fame honours individuals who have made significant contributions to the Chargers Athletics program as a student-athlete, coach, as a team or as a builder or program supporter within the community. Recipients of the 2012-13 CCAA National Scholar award will also be recognized at the dinner.
“In addition to supporting scholarships, we hope to provide guests at the event with the opportunity to meet, learn about and be inspired by people who are new to the program as well as those who have been with us throughout the years,” comments Graham Matthews, Camosun Recreation and Athletics Coordinator. “The induction of our inaugural members into the Hall of Fame will be a pivotal moment in Chargers history!”
Tickets are $150 each or $1,000 for a table of 8. Those interested in attending the event are asked to purchase their tickets in advance by sending a completed ticket order form.
On Saturday, September 28, special guests including Chargers alum and long-time supporters from across the continent will gather at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence to celebrate the Chargers’ 20th Anniversary.
“We’re very excited to be hosting this event and seeing some familiar faces,” states Matthews. “The Chargers have made great strides over the span of 20 years and hundreds of people are connected to our success. We hope to provide this very special group of people with the rare opportunity to reconnect with friends, relive some great memories, recognize past successes and help us reveal a new look as we charge into the future.”
The Chargers men’s volleyball alum will start the celebrations with a match of the titans at 1pm in the PISE gym. The All-Alum match up will feature former Camosun greats including Olympian Martin Reader, CCAA Player of the Year and Jr. National Beach Volleyball Champion Domingo Miguel, and two-time PACWEST All-Star Mark Cooper. The Chargers basketball teams take to the boards with their Annual Alumni games with the women tipping-off at 4pm and the men’s game beginning at 6pm.
The Chargers 20th Anniversary Reception will commence at 7pm where guests can meet with friends over refreshments, view exhibits of the Chargers in action over the past 20 years and take part in the official unveiling of the new Chargers logo and mascot. See the 20th Anniversary Alum Invitation for more details and how to RSVP.
The Camosun golf team also swings into action over home-coming weekend as the team hosts the Camosun Invitational on September 28-29 at Bear Mountain. Heading into the third tournament in the conference’s four-part series, the University of the Fraser Valley has the upper hand in the standings with a 33-stroke lead over their PACWEST adversaries. Currently in fourth place, the Chargers will be counting on the home course advantage to help them close the gap and make the climb upwards.
Find updates on these events and more on the Chargers website http://camosun.ca/sports/chargers/