Dawg Days in the Desert

Join a constellation of UW stars for fun in the desert sun at Dawg Days in the Desert, March 17-19, in the beautiful Coachella Valley.

Kick off the festivities with Alaska Air Group Chairman and UW Regent Bill Ayer, M.B.A. ’78, at the Desert Scholarship Luncheon, and then enjoy world-class golfing at the Desert Dawg Golf Tournament. Be among the first to welcome incoming UW Football Head Coach Chris Petersen and hear President Michael K. Young’s vision for the University’s future as you celebrate the 25th anniversary of Chow Down to Washington. Dawg Days in the Desert is a beloved Husky tradition you won’t want to miss!

Desert Scholarship Luncheon

Online registration closed; walk-ups welcome.

Monday, March 17, 2014
La Quinta Country Club, 77-750 Avenue 50
La Quinta, CA 92253 (map)
10 a.m. Vendor boutique shopping
11:30 a.m. Luncheon
12:30 p.m. Program

Enjoy boutique shopping, a silent auction and lunch, all in support of UW students at the Desert Scholarship Luncheon. Hear from our featured speaker, Alaska Air Group Chairman and UW Regent Bill Ayer, MBA ’78, and UW Senior Vice Provost for Academic and Student Affairs Jerry Baldasty, ’72, Ph.D. ’78.
$65 UWAA Members ($30 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)
$75 Non-Members ($40 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)

Are you a member of the UW Class of 1964? Join us at the Desert Scholarship Luncheon and reconnect with your classmates to kick off your 50th reunion year. For more information contact Vira Danh at viradanh@uw.edu.

Desert Dawgs Golf Tournament

Online registration closed; walk-ups welcome.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Indian Wells Golf Resort, 44-500 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210 (map)
7 a.m. Registration
8 a.m. Shotgun start

Grab your clubs and head out for some world-class golf with your fellow Huskies. Price includes continental breakfast. A no-host bar is available.
$210 UWAA Members
$255 Non-Members
(INCLUDES A ONE-YEAR UWAA MEMBERSHIP)

Chow Down to Washington

SOLD OUT! If you would like to be added to the event waitlist, please contact Allison Cloud at acloud@uw.edu.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Home of Jim Houston, ’55
Palm Springs, CA (address provided upon registration)
5:30 p.m. Social hour
6:30 p.m. Dinner & program

Meet incoming UW Football Head Coach Chris Petersen and hear President Michael K. Young’s vision for the University at the stately home of Jim Houston, ’55. Featuring California cuisine, a hosted bar and a live performance from Grammy Award-winning entertainer Jack Jones, this will be a Chow Down to remember!
$85 UWAA Members
$100 Non-Members

Lunch and Learn in the Desert with UW College of the Environment

Online registration is now closed. Please contact Andrea Fleming at 206-221-1841 or abyrd@uw.edu for walk-up availability.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Thunderbird Country Club, 70-737 Country Club Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 (map)
11:30 a.m. Luncheon

Even when far from the sounds and smells of the sea at Dawg Days in the Desert, our lives still depend on the oceans. They regulate our climate, provide us food and oxygen, influence our weather and serve as a shipping superhighway that connects the globe. Join Ginger Armbrust, Director of the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington’s College of the Environment, to hear about how some of the tiniest creatures in the ocean have the biggest impact on our planet’s health—and why you might want to thank them with every other breath you take. Presented by the UW College of the Environment and the UW Alumni Association.
$20 Plated lunch and lecture

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