Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Dear UA Alumni Cheerleader and/or Mascot
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 05, 2011
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Oct. 5, 2011


The University of Arizona Cheerleaders, Wilbur & Wilma

2011 Homecoming

List of Events

Dear UA Alumni Cheerleader and/or Mascot,

Cheers! It's that time of year again! Homecoming 2011 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 November 4-5, 2011. This year, the Arizona Football team will take on the Utes from Utah, on Saturday, November 5 time TBD

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 9 male bases, 12 female flyers, and of course, Wilbur & Wilma T. Wildcat! Our Spirit Cats come from all over the country, including Illinois, Oregon, California and of course Arizona!

The events for Homecoming 2011 (Alumni Cheerleaders & Mascots) are as follows:

Friday, November 4, 2011

Arizona Athletics Sports Hall of Fame Event
3:30 PM - Check-in and Registration, 4:00 PM - Induction Ceremony, 5PM - Program ends, 5:00-6:30PM - Reception Induction Class Includes: Alicia Hollowell (Softball), Frank Busch (Men & Women's Swimming & Diving Head Coach), Kim Glass(Volleyball), Lyndon Ferns (Men's Swimming & Diving), Trevor Hoffman (Baseball), Marshi Smith (Women's Swimming & Diving), Shawntinice Polk (Women's Basketball), Robert Cheseret (Men's Cross Country and Men's Track & Field) and Simon Burnett (Men's Swimming & Diving). 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, beer and wine)

The Marshall Foundation Pep Rallies - Bear Down Friday!
Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM, Pep Rally - 6:00 PM 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! Cost: Free

Homecoming Kick-Off Celebration & Bonfire presented by the Alumni Association
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Old Main (West side)
Join us for this celebration featuring fireworks and a pep rally with President Sander, Coach Stoops, and the team captains, as well as the traditional bonfire and crowning of the Homecoming King & Queen!

Abud Entertainment - Friday's at Champs
Time: 10:00 PM
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. For more information visit RSVP on the registration form and you will be put on a VIP list. Skip the line and the cover charge!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cheer and Mascot Practice
Time: TBA
Location: TBA (Due to the unannounced game time, the location and time of practice are still to be determined.) Come meet your 2011-2012 Cheerleaders and Mascots!
T-Shirts and game tickets will be distributed at this time.

Homecoming Parade
Time: TBA
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 Mascots 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.

Wildcat Walk
Time: 2 hours prior to game time
Location: Wildcat Walk will start at the corner of University Blvd and Cherry Ave. The team, coaches, marching band, cheerleaders and mascots will head south on foot towards Arizona Stadium.

Game Day Grill Tailgate
Time: 3 hours prior to game time
Location: Bear Down Field (just north of Arizona Stadium) Tickets are $15 per person and includes 3 drink tickets and food. (Tickets are $20 day of game)

Homecoming Game- Arizona vs. Utah

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 Tori Palmer, Head Coach of the UA Cheerleading and Mascot Team. 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 practice Saturday morning as well as distributed in the Jim Click Hall of Champions located on the north side of McKale facing the UA mall. The Hall of Champions opens 6 hours prior to game time and closes 1 hour prior to game time.