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Alumni and Friends Enjoy Second Annual The Weekend

Alumni of color and friends of diversity came home again to take part in OMA&D’s The Weekend, a second annual series of events held in conjunction with UW Homecoming, October 15-16, 2010.

Attendees enjoy an evening of music and networking
at the Hotel Deca Friday night mixer

Festivities kicked off with an alumni mixer at Hotel Deca Friday night, an event that included music, dancing, appetizers, and an opportunity to reconnect with UW alumni.
The mixer was a precursor to the big pre-game tailgate and homecoming football game versus Oregon State on Saturday. Alumni and friends joined OMA&D’s tent in The Zone, the UW’s official tailgate area on the East Practice Field of Husky Stadium. Tailgaters enjoyed food and beverages, a front row view of performances by both the UW and Oregon State marching bands and the Husky football team’s walk to the stadium. Former Husky football great Sonny Sixkiller stopped by the tent to visit with fans and help with a raffle that included a Sixkiller-autographed football and gift certificates from local restaurants.

Sonny Sixkiller (left) and Greg Lewis raffle off items
at the pre-game tailgate

After the tailgating festivities, alumni and friends sat together in the West end zone and watched the thrilling, 35-34, double-overtime Husky win over the Beavers.
See a full photo gallery from The Weekend 2010 here.
The Weekend 2011 will be held October 28-29, so make sure to check the OMA&D web site for further event information as it becomes available. We look forward to seeing you there!
For questions or to become involved with the 2011 planning committee, please contact OMA&D.

Photos by Ian Gonzales