The University of the Fraser Valley athletic department, in conjunction with the UFV Alumni Association, is inviting former UFV students to campus for a special event on Feb. 12.
Alumni Night will be part of an exciting evening at the Envision Athletic Centre (EAC), as all four Cascades basketball and volleyball teams are in action. In the South Gym, the UFV basketball teams host the Thompson Rivers WolfPack in a pair of crucial Canada West conference match-ups. In the North Gym, simultaneously, the Cascades volleyball teams take on the Douglas Royals in PacWest regular-season play. The women’s games for both basketball and volleyball start at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s games at 8 p.m.
All UFV alumni will receive free admission to the basketball and volleyball games, courtesy of the UFV Alumni Association. Those who don’t already have a UFV alumni card are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We’re thrilled at the opportunity to partner with the UFV Alumni Association to deepen our connection with the community,” said Steve Tuckwood, UFV director of athletics and campus recreation. “We’re proud to be a part of a university which has had such a positive impact on the Fraser Valley region as a whole.”
“Alumni Night at the UFV Cascades games is a great opportunity for the university to engage and reconnect with its alumni,” said Whitney Fordham, UFV’s manager of alumni relations. “Not only is the event a chance for alumni to come back to campus and see how much UFV has grown, but it will be a fun evening of free entertainment for the whole family.”
The UFV Alumni Association’s purpose is to foster lifelong relationships between alumni and the University of the Fraser Valley through advocacy, support, service and communication. The Association’s mission is: By UFV’s 50th anniversary, every alum will be engaged with the university through time, talent, or treasure.
The Feb. 12 games also coincide with the UFV women’s basketball team’s ninth annual Shoot for the Cure fundraising initiative for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The team will be selling T-shirts and wristbands with the Shoot for the Cure logo, and will be accepting direct donations from fans.
The 2016 BC Summer Games will also have a presence at the EAC that night. Abbotsford is gearing up to host the Games, July 21-24, and the organizing committee will have a volunteer sign-up table on site.