LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University celebrates this year’s Homecoming on Oct. 21-22. The EOU Alumni Association encourages all EOU alumni, family, and friends to join in the festivities.

The weekend has a large variety of activities for all to enjoy. Events that require registration are the Homecoming fun run and Mountaineer Athletic Association golf scramble. Registration forms can be found at eou.edu/alumni/homecoming/.

Homecoming events include:

Friday, Oct. 21

Golf

The 24th-annual Mountaineer Athletic Association golf scramble at Buffalo Peak Golf Course starts at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds support athletic scholarships. The entry fee for the tournament is $100 per person or $400 per four-person team. Parents, community members, alumni and fans are all encouraged to attend. Register online at eou.edu/alumni/homecoming.

Parade, pep rally

The Homecoming Parade winds through downtown La Grande starting at 5 p.m., followed by a pep rally and entertainment in the parking lot at Benchwarmers at 5:30 p.m.

Title IX

At 6:30 p.m., an event celebrates Title IX and 50 years of women in sports at EOU. RSVP by filling out the form at eousports.com/sb_output.aspx?form=86.

Bonfire

Friday culminates with a student bonfire at the fire pit on campus from 8-10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Fun run

Saturday starts early with the Homecoming Fun Run starting at the EOU Fieldhouse. Registration starts at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 7:30 a.m. Participants can choose one mile, a 5K run or walk, or a 10K run. Entry is $30 per person. Register online at www.eou.edu/alumni/homecoming/.

Alumni events

The alumni breakfast is 8:30-10 a.m. at Hoke Community Room, and the alumni softball game starts at 9 a.m. at Peggy Anderson Field. The alumni baseball game commences at 9:30 a.m. at Pioneer Park at Optimist Field.

The women’s alumni basketball game starts at 5 p.m. at Quinn Coliseum.

Football

Starting at 10 a.m., everyone is welcome to the EOU Tailgate Zone for tailgating and entertainment. A ribbon cutting for the new Fieldhouse happens at 10:30 a.m. Kick off is 1 p.m. for EOU versus Montana State University-Northern.

The day finishes with Overtime Downtown at The Local, 1508 Adams Ave.

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