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Homecoming 2012

PLEASE RSVP for brunch by clicking to this link

A free continental breakfast will also be available, but either way plan on joining us or our special celebration whether you plan to eat or not.

Childcare is also available during racing and brunch.

Celebrating Four Decades of Dedication

Forty years have passed since that fledgling group of college students resolved that it was time for a rowing program at Seattle Pacific.  It took immense dedication for these twenty men and fourteen young women to overcome the resistance from nearly every quarter to make that happen, but then what characteristic more describes our sport and this program than dedication?  The commitment of disciplined men and women over these four decades has sustained this program, every single person who has pulled, prodded, and pitched in is part of the rich tradition we call Seattle Pacific Crew. We want all of you to come celebrate with us as we joyfully ring in the 2012 racing season which will be the completion of our 40th year! Our Homecoming on Saturday January 28th 2012 will be one to remember and we sincerely hope all of you can make it.


Dee Hawes Cup Race:  We will begin the day in standard fashion with alumni and novice races and we welcome all who wish to participate to join in. Given the high demand of this event and the increased numbers of alumni adding each year, we ask that you reserve your seat by contacting the head coach at and indicating that you want a port, starboard, or coxswain's position. We will make every attempt to get those who want to a race, Eights and Fours may both be raced so as to accommodate all. Don't forget to bring your rowing attire if you want to race!

8:30 Racers check in

8:45 All crews launch

9:00 Men's crews race

9:05 Women's crews race

Brunch - 9:15 Lower Royal Brougham Pavilion

We will be hosting a catered hot brunch this Homecoming and we want you to join us for the festivities and fellowship with old and new rowers alike. Family members are of course welcome to join us.

Speakers will include Anna Mickelson Cummins, a U.S. Olympic gold medalist and World Champion and niece of former SPU men's rowing coach Bill Mickelson, as well as several distinguished coaches and rowers from our illustrious past.

Brunch Program 9:30 to 10:40:

     Founding Coaches Dave Covey & Bernie Dalke

     Bill Mickelson

     Rich Laurance

     Jim Schultz

     Anna Mickelson

Brunch is $15 per person and you'll need to register for the event here by January 22nd: Crew Brunch Link  Kids eat free in the Falcon Lounge for Kid Care.  Kid Care will be provided during brunch with food, crafts, and activities.

For more information contact Keith Jefferson 

Seattle Pacific University Crew

3307 - 3rd Ave. W.

Suite 301

Seattle, WA 98119-1997

Coach tel: 206-281-2931

         fax: 206-281-2266

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