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Homecoming 2008: The Showdown

The Showdown ArtThe CSULB Alumni Association, 49er Athletic Club, and Associated Students Inc. invite alumni and friends to celebrate Homecoming 2008 with the theme “The Showdown.” Homecoming 2008 will be held on Saturday, March 8, from noon-3:30 p.m. in parking lot 13 which is adjacent to The Mike and Arlene Walter Pyramid. Theme attire or CSULB logo is appreciated.

The CSULB Alumni Association and President’s Office will co-host a group tent, celebrating 49er Pride and Tradition for members, the campus community, and friends. A barbeque buffet will be served from 1:30-3:30 p.m., with meal tickets costing $10 for children (under 12), $20 for adult members and their guests, and $22 for non-members. Included with your meal ticket is the opportunity to win a variety of prizes. A commemorative giveaway also will be provided.

Game ticket packages are also available which include a meal ticket and a ticket for the men’s basketball game vs. UC Santa Barbara. The cost is $15 for children (under 12, admitted free with the purchase of a meal ticket), $25 for adult members and their guests, and $27 for non-members.

Homecoming features many free activities for the whole family including campus tours (1, 2  and 3 p.m.), private tours of the Japanese Garden (departing every 30 minutes), the wiener dog stampede/race, games, alumni historical gallery, face painting, caricature artist, push cart races and entertainment featuring The Jeff Severson Band. There will also be a Student Tailgate Zone and Athletics Family Zone.

Homecoming festivities will be followed by a men’s basketball game vs. UC Santa Barbara at 4:05 p.m. at The Walter Pyramid. To participate in the pre-game activities, purchase meal ticket packages or make shuttle bus reservations, contact Janet Gonzales at 562/985-7022 or visit the Homecoming Web site. For game ticket information only, call The Walter Pyramid box office at 562/985-4949.