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Hope College Homecoming Events for Oct. 14 - 16

Hope College Homecoming Events for Oct. 14 - 16

News Release:

Hope College will host the following major events on Friday-Sunday, Oct. 14-16:

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 14-16


Homecoming activities at Hope College will run Friday through Sunday, Oct.

Hope Homecoming Celebration Runs Oct. 14-16

Hope Homecoming Celebration Runs Oct. 14-16

HOLLAND – A variety of activities have been scheduled for the annual Homecoming Weekend at Hope College, running Friday-Sunday, Oct. 14-16.

Highlights include an exhibition featuring paintings of campus, the annual Run-Walk, the presentation of two Young Alumni Awards during the Homecoming Celebration Brunch, a tailgate picnic for alumni, and reunions for the classes of 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006.  The weekend is expected to bring hundreds of alumni back to campus.

Many of the Homecoming events are open to the public.


Hope College Pull Tug-of-War a 117-Year Tradition

Hope College Pull Tug-of-War a 117-Year Tradition

HOLLAND – The Hope College Pull tug-of-war, a 114-year tradition, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. on the banks of the Black River (near U.S. 31 and M-21).
The public is invited. Admission is free.

The Pull, first held in 1898, is an annual fall highlight at Hope. In the competition, freshman and sophomore teams, entrenched in shallow pits on opposite sides of the river, attempt to gain the most rope through their strength and stamina.

Each team has 18 students on the rope as “pullers” and another 18 acting as guides and morale boosters, or “moralers.” The freshmen are coached by the junior class while the sophomores are instructed by the seniors. The coaching arrangement also leads to a rivalry between the even-year and odd-year classes.

This year’s Pull will pit members of the Classes of 2014 (sophomores) and 2015 (freshmen) against one another.

Hope College Homecoming Run-Walk is October 14

Hope College Homecoming Run-Walk is October 14

HOLLAND – The 33rd Hope College Run-Walk will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the west entrance of the DeVos Fieldhouse in conjunction with the college’s Homecoming Weekend.

The weekday and time is a shift from previous years, when the event was held on Saturday mornings.

The Run-Walk is sponsored by the Born Clinic in cooperation with the college’s department of kinesiology.

Competitive runners will participate in a 5,000-meter (3.1-mile) run beginning at the DeVos Fieldhouse at 6:30 p.m. and continuing to Windmill Island Gardens.  Age group awards will be given for the run (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over).

The 3,200-meter (two-mile) prediction walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the DeVos Fieldhouse and travel through the Hope campus. The 10 best predictions, estimating the amount of time the competitor will require to complete the walk, will win a Hope prize package.

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition comes to Holland

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition comes to Holland

Young football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their punting, passing and place kicking skills when the Holland Recreation Division and other area community recreation departments hosts the annual NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition.  Scores are based on distance and accuracy with winners determined by the highest cumulative score.  Seperate divisions for boys & girls. 

All participants are required to wear tennis shoes.

Registration is done on-site and begins at 12:00pm.  You can register online by clicking the link below:

Online Registration

Divisions:  Ages 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 & 14-15; boys & girls seperate.  Age determined as of December 31, 2011.

Date:  Sunday, September 11, 2011

Time:  Registration begins at 12:00pm; Competition begins at 1:00pm

CF Cycle for Life Kick-Off Celebration

Location: Cross Country Cycle, 345 Douglas Ave., Holland, Michigan

Date: July 27th,  5:30pm-8:30pm

Join Them for:

-$5 registration for tour on Sept. 18th

-Cycle 101 Clinic

-Fundraising 101 Clinic

-Mission Moment

-Short Bike Ride

For more information call 616-956-6950 or visit http://www.hollandtourforc​f.org/



Bloomin’ 5K Fun Run/Walk Deadline Approaching

Bloomin’ 5K Fun Run/Walk Deadline Approaching

News Release:  The Bloomin 5K will take place on July 23, 2011 at 8am in Holland, Michigan.  The Bloomin’ 5K discounted registration deadline is July 22. Pre-registration fee for the event is $20 and day of registration is $25. Race organizers highly recommend registering early for cost savings benefits and day of race convenience. Registration is available online at http://www.hollandinbloom.org/ or registration forms are available at Holland City Hall, Gazelle Sports, Holland CVB and various area stores.

The Bloomin’ 5K will begin at City Hall and wind through historic Downtown Holland, along the Heinz Boardwalk and back to City Hall (course map available at http://www.hollandinbloom.org/) . This fun run/walk event hopes to raise awareness and funds for the Holland In Bloom (HIB) organization.