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UC Irvine Hosts Annual Alumni Weekend

Chris Lopez

Chris Lopez


The UC Irvine Baseball program will host its annual Alumni Weekend Feb. 5-7, 2009.

Kicking off the weekend will be the third annual Grip `Em & Rip `Em Golf Tournament, held at the Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton, Calif. The golf tournament, held Thursday, Feb. 5, is a scramble format with baseball-themed, on-course contests and the first-ever helicopter ball drop. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 11:30 am followed by dinner and silent auction at the conclusion of play. The Grip `Em & Rip `Em Golf Tournament is the single largest fundraiser for the UC Irvine Baseball program each year.

Friday, Feb. 6, UCI baseball alumni are invited to Anteater Ballpark for a casual batting practice beginning at 5:00 p.m. with the current Anteater staff.

The three-day event will be capped off by the annual Alumni Game Saturday (Feb. 7) at 12:30 p.m. A record 70 alumni and two former coaches participated in 2008. The Alumni Game is free and open to the public. Following the game, there will be a hosted barbecue on the concourse of Anteater Ballpark for UCI baseball alumni and families as well as the current team and coaches.

For more information on the UCI Alumni Weekend, please visit the UC Irvine athletics website ( or contact Kerry Boznanski ( or 949-824-5550).

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