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Dear UA Alumni Cheerleader and/or Mascot
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 24, 2010
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Sept. 24, 2010


Homecoming 2010 Alumni Letter

Alumni Pledge Form

Cheerleading Uniform Request Order Form

List of Events

Homecoming 2010 Registration Form


Dear UA Alumni Cheerleader and/or Mascot,

Cheers! It's that time of year again! Homecoming 2010 is just around the corner! The UA Cheerleaders & Mascots would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to attend this year's Homecoming festivities. To help celebrate we would love to have as many alumni cheerleaders and mascots back as possible for homecoming weekend October 22-23, 2010. This year, the Arizona Football team will take on the Huskies from Washington, on Saturday, October 23 time TBD (MST/PST).

We are extremely excited to have the current team meet the alumni. The cheerleaders and mascots continue to focus on promoting Wildcat spirit through crowd interactive material. This year's program is comprised of 13 male bases, 15 female flyers, and of course, Wilbur & Wilma T. Wildcat! Our Spirit Cats come from all over the country, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Massachusetts, Illinois, California and of course Arizona!

Back in July we sent you an update on what's been happening with the Cheer and Mascot program and a solicitation to support a program you were once a part of when at the UA. As mentioned, our goal is to try and reach out to you a few times a year and help keep you in touch with your alma mater and a program you participated in during college. We have started a Facebook page to help connect with alumni. Please search for UA Cheerleaders & Mascots and tell all your former teammates and become a member of the group.

The events for Homecoming 2010 (Alumni Cheerleaders & Mascots) are as follows:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rocky LaRose Presentation - Title IX Location: Hillenbrand Auditorium Room 108 in McKale Deputy Director of Athletics, Rocky LaRose, will be presenting information on Title IX. We encourage you to attend.

Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM, Pep Rally - 6:00 PM

The Marshall Foundation Pep Rallies - Bear Down Nights! Location: The Main Gate Square on University Ave. (between Park & Euclid) Join us for live music, games, contests, and a Pep Rally with the Pride of Arizona Marching Band!

Time: 4:45 PM Check-in and Registration, 5:30 PM Induction Ceremony, 7PM - Program ends

Arizona Athletics Sports Hall of Fame Event - Induction Class Includes: Claire Febvay (women's diving), Natalie Gulbis (women's golf), Bob Jackson (men's swimming), Richard Jefferson (men's basketball), Emily Mason (women's swimming), and Luke Walton (men's basketball). Location: Check-in - Northwest Ground level of McKale (just east of Cherry Garage), Hall of Fame Ceremony - McKale Floor Cost: $20 per person (includes food and beer and wine)

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Homecoming Kick-Off Celebration & Bonfire presented by the Alumni Association Location: Old Main (West side) Join us for this celebration featuring fireworks and a pep rally with President Shelton, Coach Stoops, and the team captains, as well as the traditional bonfire and crowning of the Homecoming King & Queen! The bonfire occurs at roughly 8:45 PM.

Time: 10:00 PM

Abud Entertainment - Final Fridays Location: Sam Hughes' Place "Champs" - 446 N Campbell #150 Tucson, AZ 85719 Presented by alumni cheerleader, Ricky Abud, come join Abud Entertainment to experience a transformation from fine dining to an ambient party lounge. RSVP on the registration form and you will be put on a special list.

No cover charge, dancing, music and drink specials!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Women's Sports Legacy Breakfast Location: McKale Center - Lute and Bobbi Olson Court Price: $35 per person Cheerleaders will not be recognized at this event, but you may have female friends who are alumni letterwomen. You are more than welcome to attend this event.

Time: TBA

Homecoming Parade - Location: UA Mall ALUMNI MASCOTS - please RSVP on the registration form if you are interested in participating in the parade this year! It would be great to have all former Wilburs in the Parade to pay special tribute to all of you. ALUMNI CHEERLEADERS - In the past alumni cheerleaders haven't participated in large numbers. Hence, we will discontinue the cheerleaders in the parade.

Time: 3 hours prior to game time

Game Day Grill Tailgate - Location: Bear Down Field (just north of Arizona Stadium) Tickets are $15 per person and includes 3 drink tickets and food. All t-shirt pick ups will be available upon entrance to the football field at the North Gate (B).

Homecoming/ Cheerleaders on the Field - Arizona vs. Washington Time: TBA (MST/PDT)

The alumni cheerleaders & mascots can perform on the field during the game! You need to report to the northeast end zone (by the current cheerleaders) 15 minutes prior to kick-off to check-in with Dr. Phoebe Chalk, Associate Athletics Director, wearing your alumni t-shirts. Please wear navy athletic shorts or pants. You must wear your alumni t-shirt ($10) to be able to cheer on the field (Alumni mascots must also wear these shirts when not in-suit). T-shirts will be distributed at the field at this time, not beforehand.

Cheerleaders, in order to cheer at the game, you must follow all current AACCA, Pac-10 Conference, and University of Arizona Stunt Safety Rules. Those skills which shall be prohibited at The University of Arizona: basket tosses and two-and-one-half person high pyramids.

While no stunting will be allowed with current cheerleaders during the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters, we would like to continue to allow the alumni cheerleaders to chant and partner stunt with the current cheerleaders in the 4th quarter. This may change depending on the number of alumni participants.

Mascots, we will determine how long each of you can be in suit based on the number who sign up. Please note you will not know how much time is allotted to each former mascot until the day of the game.

Under NO circumstances will those under the influence of alcohol be allowed to cheer/perform on the field!

In order to cheer/perform as an alumni cheerleader or mascot, you must have either graduated from the UA, completed 4 years of eligibility in the cheerleader or mascots program, or are no longer a current UA student. (You need to meet 1 of these criteria).



For those who would like to purchase tickets to the football game, please indicate so on the form attached. We have arranged for an Alumni Cheerleaders & Mascots block of tickets, which are located in Section 101. Ticket cost is $35. Game tickets will be left at will call at the stadium to be picked up at the SE corner (Will call opens 5 hours prior to game time. Don't wait until the last minute).



For those of you who purchased an Alumni Cheerleaders and Mascots t-shirt, please indicate so on the form attached. T-shirts will be picked up at one time and will be available upon entrance to the football field at the North Gate (B), even if you are not cheering on the field!

On the next page, you will find the registration form for the above listed festivities. Please complete the enclosed form, whether or not you are planning to attend, and return it to our office by Monday, October 11, 2010. You may also complete the online registration form at If you know of someone who was a cheerleader or mascot and did not receive this information, please pass it along or send us an email with their updated information. Once again, we hope you and your family will make plans to attend and participate.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (520) 621- 2331 or via email at or

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GO CATS and Bear Down!