Celebrating Our Veterans During Homecoming
Posted by Seattle University Alumni Association on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 3:07 PM PDT
This fall as other schools are gearing up for Homecoming football and chilly tale gates, Seattle U is joining in the fun as Homecoming Weekend moves to November with basketball!
With Veterans Day taking place over Homecoming Weekend, celebrating our veterans is a key element of this year’s Homecoming.
We sat down with Tom Hove, Seattle University Veterans Navigator, to talk about how our veterans’ community is being celebrated as part of Homecoming.
The Homecoming festivities kick off on Thursday with the Red Umbrella Parade, sports games and other festivities, with Homecoming Day of Service and the Robert Bennedsen Veteran’s Day 5k on Saturday, concluding on Sunday with the Homecoming men’s basketball game.
The Robert Bennedsen Veteran’s Day 5k honors the service of a fallen alumni hero and celebrates the contributions of our military and veteran community. This family friendly event will have participants running around the perimeter of campus. All alumni and families are invited to participate. Anyone who makes a donation of $10 or more to the Emergency Support Fund, which supports our student veterans, will receive a limited edition challenge coin. Check the Homecoming website for details on registering for the 5k.
The Day of Service opportunities include manning the 5k and joining the veteran’s organization, The Mission Continues, to clean up the international district. You can sign up for Day of Service here.
Following the 5k and Day of Service, there will be a lunch and silent auction on campus with all proceeds going toward the Veterans Emergency Support fund. Veteran resource tables will also be on site throughout the day.
According to Tom, “This Veteran’s Day we are not just saying thank you for your service we are actually showing our gratitude, and that’s the type of support we give to our veterans. We are a military supportive school.”
On Sunday the Homecoming festivities continue with a Homecoming pre-game rally and men’s basketball game v. Bryant at the ShoWare Center. All veterans will receive special ticket pricing. Details are not yet finalized so check the Homecoming website for information as it becomes available.
Learn more about Homecoming here and join us to celebrate our veterans and show your Seattle U pride.