Jim Sweeney Celebration Set For Saturday

Feb. 11, 2013

By Ryan Reggiani

FRESNO, Calif. - The Sweeney Family and Fresno State will honor legendary head coach Jim Sweeney on Saturday, Feb. 16 beginning at 1 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium.

The memorial service and celebration of his life will begin promptly at 1 p.m. inside Bulldog Stadium. Seating will be open on the West Side of the stadium, with a stage and podium placed on the home sideline of Jim Sweeney Field.

Saturday's event is open to the public and the White Lot will be open to park and tailgate, beginning at 10 a.m. Two entrances to the stadium will be open, one at the West Gate and one at the South Gate.

The Blue Lot will be held for reserved parking, so fans are encouraged to park in the White Lot. There will be golf cart shuttles in place to assist with entering the stadium.

Tentative schedule of events:
Welcome From Fresno State: Thomas Boeh
Opening Prayer: Brad Bell
Opening remarks: Dr. Welty

Tim DeRuyter
Peg Sweeney
Jan Stenerud
Dennis Erickson
Sam Jankovich
Trent Dilfer
Kevin Sweeney

Bulldog Spirit (Sang by former players)

Lord's Prayer
Closing Thank You
*Video memories will be played between speakers