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Men's Soccer Alumni Weekend April 29 - May 1




Friday - April 29, 2011

2:45 - 5:30 pm            13th Annual "Bowling with Bears" Tournament & Silent Auction

7:05 pm                     Alumni gathering at the Springfield Cardinals vs. Tulsa Drillers game (Fireworks night)

Saturday - April 30, 2011

2:30 pm                     Alumni assemble for game at Plaster Sports Complex

3:00pm                      Kick off - MSU Alumni & MSU players game

7:00 pm                     MSU Alumni Reception at the MSU Alumni Center

SUGGESTED HOTEL:  Please support our MSU Soccer sponsor hotel the Comfort Inn (includes free hot breakfast).  Ask for the MSU Soccer rate ($69.99).  This includes free hot breakfast & a complimentary hospitality hour on Friday evening (5:30-6:30PM).  A hotel option close to MSU in downtown Springfield is  the Holiday Inn Express & Suites ($119.00?).

The Comfort Inn (877) 570-6200                               Holiday Inn Express & Suites (417) 862-0070
3370 East Battlefield                                              1117 East Saint Louis Street
(Junction Highway 65), Springfield, MO                    Springfield, MO


BOWLING WITH BEARS - This is the 13th Annual "Bowling with Bears" Tournament & Silent Auction.  This is an event where we reach out to sponsors and boosters for financial support for our program.  If you know of a business or individual willing to provide a sponsorship we would welcome the donation (whether they can attend or not)!  Please contact me if you would like additional information on our (Bowling With Bears) tournament.  Your participation will be covered as part of your Alumni Weekend contribution!  The event will have food, refreshments and a lot of fun!  Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, bottom team, plus individual awards.  The event will also have a fantastic silent auction with a wide range of items for sale!  Enterprise Park Lanes is located at 1625 South Enterprise Avenue.  Heading south on Highway 65 exit at Sunshine Avenue and head west.  Turn right on Enterprise Avenue and you will see Enterprise Park Lanes further down on the left side.  If you have family members that you would like to participate in the bowling they are welcome at an additional $25 per person.  Children (age16 and below are $15).

SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS BASEBALL - As part of your Alumni contribution you will receive a ticket to the "Redbird Roost" at the Springfield Cardinals vs. Tulsa Drillers game at Hammons Field.  The "Redbird Roost" is a great place (elevated 3rd base seating) to watch the game.  You will have access to all you can eat FREE food (hotdogs, nachos, pretzels, chips, cookies, brownies, a salad bar, and Coca-Cola products - and other food items that rotate from game to game).  Hammons Field is located on the corner of John Q. Hammons Parkway & East Trafficway (just north of MSU).  If you have family that will be attending additional tickets are $25 (children 3 and under are free of charge).   

ALUMNI GAME - This will be an exciting game where any of the MSU alumni who want to take part will play alongside current MSU players against other MSU alums and current players. The match will be played in Plaster Sports Complex and will last a couple of hours. Parking is located South of Plaster Sports Complex on Grand Avenue. Alumni should bring white socks, white shorts, and shin guards.  A grey MSU Soccer T-Shirt will be provided to each alumnus to wear as a game jersey.  You do not have to play in the game!  We want you to join us on the bench if you are not playing!  Arrive at 2:15pm for a 3:00pm kick-off.

ALUMNI RECEPTION - An alumni reception will take place in the first floor reception room of the Alumni Center downtown at 7:00pm.  Food and refreshments will be served.  Spouse's or guests are welcome to attend free of charge). Traveling north on National Avenue - turn left on Walnut Street, turn right on Kimbrough, turn left on McDaniel Avenue.  The Alumni Center is on the corner of McDaniel Avenue and Jefferson Avenue.  Enter the parking garage, from McDaniel, on left before Jefferson.  

Contact Jon Leamy for more information and to register.
(417) 836-5243



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