Eagle Week Features Variety of Events in Conjunction With Killin Dinner
Viewing of national championship documentary, volleyball scrimmage, golf tournament, school visits by “Swoop” and apparel sales at Riverpark Square are among the activities taking place in conjunction with Killin Weekend at EWU
A slate of events have been added to create “Eagle Week” on April 22-27 at Eastern Washington University, augmenting the already-released events taking place as part of the 32nd-Annual Orland Killin Weekend in Cheney, Wash.
The marquee event of the week is the Killin Dinner, Dance and Auction, which takes place on Saturday, April 27. Earlier that day, the Red-White Football Game takes place at 2 p.m. Pacific time at Roos Field.
A special viewing of the documentary from EWU’s 2010 National Championship, the annual Coaches Golf Tournament and a scrimmage by the EWU Volleyball Team are the additional events taking place during the week. Visits to area elementary schools by the Eagle mascot “Swoop” will also take place during the week. In addition, EWU apparel and season tickets will be sold on Friday, April 26, at an EWU Bookstore kiosk located at Riverpark Square in Spokane.
Below is the current day-by-day schedule of the events taking place as part of “Eagle Week.”
EAGLE WEEK SCHEDULE
(as of April 5, 2013)
Wednesday, April 24
* 6 p.m. – Viewing of “The Road to the Championship” – The “Q” at Northern Quest Casino & Resort – No Admission Charge . . . Join Eagle fans for no-host food and beverages, and re-live the excitement of the fairytale season that led the Eagles all the way to Frisco, Texas, for the 2010 NCAA Division I Championship. The story begins with the inaugural year of “The Inferno” at Roos Field, and includes the colossal defeat of Montana, a romp through the Big Sky schedule, three spectacular home playoff wins and then climaxes with the national title. The video was produced and edited by Davin Perry.
Friday, April 26
* Noon to 5 p.m. – Bookstore Kiosk at Riverpark Square in Downtown Spokane . . . The EWU Bookstore will be selling apparel at a first-floor kiosk at Riverpark Square in downtown Spokane. Representatives of the Eastern Athletic department will also be on hand selling football season tickets for the 2013 season, which includes five home games at “The Inferno” at Roos Field in Cheney.
* Noon -- 26th Annual Coaches Golf Tournament – Fairways Golf Course -- $125 per person . . . Join the Eagle Football coaching staff for 18 holes of golfing fun. Registration and information for that event is available at www.goeags.com or by calling John Graham at 509.359.6918. Hurry because it always sells out!
Saturday, April 27
* Noon – EWU Volleyball Scrimmage – EWU Sports & Recreation Center Courts -- No Admission Charge . . . The Eagles, under the direction of Wade Benson, give fans a sneak peak of the 2013 squad. Benson returns for his second stint as EWU’s head coach, after helping lead EWU to one NCAA Tournament berth, three Big Sky regular season titles and one Big Sky Tournament championship. He had an impressive record of 154-55 (.737) from 2000-06, and his Big Sky record during that time of 78-24 (.765) still ranks among the top four in conference history.
* 2 p.m. – Red-White Game – Roos Field – No Admission Charge . . . The Eagles will conclude their third week of spring football practice with their annual game at “The Inferno.” The game will also be televised live by SWX (SWX Digital 6.2 in Spokane, 25.3 in the Tri-Cities & 23.3 in the Yakima area; Comcast 115; Davis Cable 514/81.2/12; Time Warner 306; Charter 287, Cable One 466; Northland Cable 115).
* 4:30 p.m. -- 32nd Annual Killin Dinner/Dance/Auction – EWU Sports & Recreation Center -- $100 per person or $700 for a table of 8 . . . The event starts with a social hour and auction at 4:30 p.m., followed by the dinner (6:15 p.m.), program/presentations/live auction (7:15 p.m.) and dancing (8 p.m.). Besides online at www.goeags.com, tickets may also be obtained by calling 509-359-2463 or 1-800-648-7697. Net proceeds benefit areas of greatest need within Eastern Athletics. The event is named in honor of Orland Killin, who, along with his wife Bernice, helped create the event. Killin was a man immensely dedicated to academics and the integrity of Eastern Washington University, serving as professor, faculty athletic representative and faculty president. He was an Eastern football letter winner in 1941-42.