`Bring It Home' Football Alumni Weekend Planned

Sept. 20, 2012

FRESNO, Calif. - All Fresno State football alumni are invited back to the "Bring It Home" weekend when the Bulldogs host San Diego State for Homecoming on Sept. 29.

Former Bulldog football players are welcome to take part in a weekend full of festivities that all leads up to the Bulldogs hosting San Diego State in their first-ever Mountain West game.

The football alumni will be recognized on the field during the game and will form a tunnel for the team to run through as they enter the field before the game.

"This will be history in the making, for both alumni and the current 'Dogs," said former Bulldog Kevin Jordan, who is coordinating the 'Bring It Home Weekend.' "It will be a spectacle to see all alumni in attendance and marching together as one. All football alumni are welcome...no matter if you were a walk-on to a first-rounder.

"This is what many alumni have been waiting for. Finally, many will get the well-deserved recognition they have been seeking. It's time to `Bring It Home' Dogs!"

The football alumni weekend kicks off with the pre-Homecoming dinner in memory and honor of coach Dan Brown. The dinner is being held Friday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Pardini's Tuscan Room on 2257 West Shaw Avenue in Fresno.

There is no charge to the pre-Homecoming dinner. Please RSVP to Katelyn Ashton at KAshton@CommunityMedical.org.

Then beginning on Saturday, the Bulldog football alumni will be teaming up with local and regional BBQ Masters in a BBQ Cook-Off at Fresno State's O'Neill Park on Barstow and Woodrow Avenues. The Cook-Off, hosted by KYJO (www.kyjo.org), is free to all football alum and there will be a bounce house, volleyball and an all-alumni flag football game being played.

The Cook-Off runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and precedes the Alumni Pre-Game Tailgate at the ESPN Zone in the White Lot west of Bulldog Stadium.

The alumni pre-game tailgate, sponsored by 1430 AM ESPN Radio, begins at 4 p.m. and passes will be given to football alumni in attendance.

Kickoff for the Homecoming game against San Diego State is set for 7 p.m.

To be added to this special weekend or for more information, please E-mail Bulldog football alum Kevin Jordan at kjordan@kyjo.org or call 559-307-9124.

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