GOLDEN, Colo., Sept. 13, 2013 – This year’s homecoming weekend will kickoff Sept. 26 and continue until Sept. 28, with the majority of events taking place that Saturday. One highlight this year will be the Golden Fireworks Show on Sept. 27 in Lion’s Park, which was rescheduled from the fourth of July when it was cancelled due to fire restrictions.
Friday’s athletics events begin at 5 p.m. and include a men’s soccer game, women’s soccer game and women’s club rugby game throughout the evening.
Saturday’s Homecoming Spirit Festival will begin at 9 a.m. and features the first annual Oredigger Challenge with mental and physical events, a Pep Rally where the Queen and Beast candidates will be honored, a march from West Campus Road to Campbell Field and a football game against New Mexico Highlands. Colorado bluegrass band, Woodshed Red, will be playing a family-friendly show at the Spirit Festival. During halftime at the football game, the Homecoming Queen and Beast winners will be honored and money raised from the Hottiest Hottie Hot Wing Contest will benefit St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.
See a schedule of events at the Mines Alumni Association website.
Kathleen Morton, Communications Coordinator / 303-273-3088 / KMorton@mines.edu
Karen Gilbert, Director of Public Relations / 303-273-3541 / KGilbert@mines.edu