Thursday, October 1, 2009

DePaul Athletics to Host Power of We Week

DePaul Athletics will host The Power of We Week to kick-off basketball season October 11-18. The week will consist of a number of events designed to build community for Blue Demon alumni, fans and friends and will coincide with Family Weekend and Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009. For more information and schedule of all Alumni Reunion events, Click Here and Family Weekend , Click Here

The Power of We - “We-Are De-Paul!” Cheer
The now legendary cheer of “WE ARE ...” of many of the nation’s top Catholic Universities, started at DePaul at a 1975 road game against Coach Dick Vitale and Detroit. A small contingent of Blue Demon fans shouted the phrase in unison for the first time. Soon after, Lorraine Ramsey mother of point guard Randy Ramsey made and distributed signs that would seal the cheer in DePaul lore forever!

The Power of We Events

Rummage Sale: October 13-15 - Hall of Fame Foyer of McGrath Arena

Purchase Blue Demons game-worn gear and practice equipment. All adidas gear must go.

October 13 & 14 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

October 15 - 8 a.m. - noon

Free Throw Marathon: October 15 - McGrath Arena

Annually DePaul Athletics has hosted the Free Throw or Golf Marathon to raise funds to benefit Blue Demon Community Service Efforts. DePaul’s student-athletes perform thousands of hours of community service each year. None are more visible than the annual Youth Day at a women’s basketball game, where DePaul provides tickets, transportation and a t-shirt for a gym full of students from across Chicago.

Last year, The Free Throw Marathon raised nearly $50,000 while shooting more than 18,000 Free Throws. We hope to exceed those numbers in our second year by increasing the activities around the Free Throw Marathon.

Fans and alumni are asked to participate in the Free Throw Marathon and our efforts to fund our community service efforts. You can participate at the following levels:

1. Coach Level - $5,000 - Responsible for shooting 1,000 - You can provide the team or we can provide shooters for you

2. Shooter Level - $500 - Responsible for shooting 200 free throws

3. Donor - You make a donation in support of our departmental volunteers.

4. Volunteer - Volunteer to shoot 100 Free Throws or support the operational needs of the Free Throw Marathon

Choose how you will participate - On Line

World Record Attempt for the Largest Game on Knock-out 6 p.m.

One of the additions for the 2009 Free Throw Marathon will be an attempt to break the World Record for the largest game of Knock-out beginning at 6 p.m.. The mark is currently held by the New York Knicks fans at 100 players. Fans and alumni are invited to reserve their spot in the World Record attempt.To reserve your spot, register on-line here.

Blue Madness: October 16 - McGrath Arena

Don't miss out on the campus favorite kick-off of the 2009-10 season. Doors open at 7:30 for the annual event celebrating the start of basketball season. Meet the Teams, Dunk Squad, Fun Contests and More.

Blue Demon Hoops Open Practice: October 17 - McGrath Arena

In conjnuction with Family Weekend and Alumni Reunions, DePaul basketball will host an open practice on Saturday, October 17 in McGrath Arena. Admission is free. Catch a glimpse of the men's and women's basketball teams in action. Doors open at 12:30. RSVP to Marge Mazik at 773-325-7240 or sign-up online by clicking HERE.