FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21
3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, Bonnies4Bonnies student-alumni networking event — Meet with Bonaventure students in the atrium of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on campus and share insights into your career. LEARN MORE & REGISTER NOW.
6 p.m. until we leave. 80s Weekend Opening Party—Pick up your 80s Weekend packet here (purchase below)!
Join 1980s alumni at Four Mile Brewing, 202 E. Green St., Olean for brews and great pub food.
Fellow Bonnie Nick Bohdanowycz, '08 (MBA) and the brew team will Unfurl the Brown & White for the perfect start to 80s Weekend.
Olean Brewing Company was founded in 1907 but closed due to Prohibition. Four Mile Brewing is the reincarnation of the pre-prohibition microbrewery.
** We're looking for 80s photos for a slide show that we'll present at Four Mile. Send your photos by February 10 to Lisa at email@example.com
Arriving early on Friday and looking for a great side trip? Make an excursion to the National Comedy Center in Jamestown (just under an hour from campus), recently rated by Time magazine as one of the “Top 100 Greatest Place in the World”, and as one the best museums in the country by Condé Nast Traveler.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Game Day at the RC
9-10 a.m. Coffee, tea & bagels location TBA
10-11 a.m. Viewing of “Unfinished Dreams,” location TBA
In 1970 the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team had one of the greatest seasons in the history of the program. Led by All-American Bob Lanier, the Bonnies finished the regular season ranked 3rd in the nation with a 25-3 record. In the NCAA tournament Bonaventure easily defeated Davidson and North Carolina State to advance to the Eastern Regional against Villanova. Bonaventure crushed ‘Nova 97-74 in that contest, but lost Lanier for the remainder of the tournament with a knee injury. Bona then went onto the Final Four without their team leader, but still played inspired basketball against Jacksonville in the semi-final game dropping a 91-83 decision. “Unfinished Dreams” is a documentary produced by Rigas Entertainment which aired on the Empire Sports Network and chronicles the exploits of this great team and the support they received from the University and community.
Tour the Centennial Bonnies exhibit in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts that will feature a visual history of Bonnies basketball. The exhibit will feature rarely seen photographs dating back to the first season of 1919-20, homages to important moments in the program’s history and newspaper clippings from throughout the country. The Quick Center exhibit will also include artifacts from throughout the last 100 years, detailing the rise of the program during the past century through some of the programs’ greatest seasons.
11:15 a.m. Noon. Geek’s Tour of the Reilly Center, check out the Bonnies’ locker room and what happens on game day from a media perspective in the RC. Meet in front of the RC Ticket Office.
Lunch on your own
4:30 p.m. 80s Weekend Pregame Reception** with complimentary refreshments.
Special 80s Weekend section in the ‘Skeller. The ‘Skeller kitchen will be open for pregame food.
If you arrive late Saturday, pick up your 80s Weekend ticket package at the 80s Weekend table at the pregame reception in the ‘Skeller. Do NOT go to the RC Ticket Office.
6:30 p.m. Men’s basketball vs. Richmond
The game will be televised on NBC Sports Network.
8:30 p.m. 80s Postgame reception
Hall of Fame Room, Reilly Center
10 p.m. After hours at the Hickey Tavern, Allegany
** Receptions are for those who purchase 80s Weekend Packages, season ticket holders and BAF members ONLY.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23
9:30 p.m. Caravan to the Mountain (or drive on your own)
Meet up in front of Hopkins Hall for a caravan to Mt. Irenaeus for 11 a.m. Mass with the Friars. Optional brunch and hike around Mountain property.
80s Weekend CENTENNIAL SEASON Package—$100 per person PURCHASE HERE
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Need a place to stay? Check out the Seneca-Allegany Casino
80s Weekend Volunteer Team welcomes you and is proud to underwrite pregame refreshments: Lisa Battaglia, '87; Joe Blumenauer, '84; Mary Lou Bono, '85; Rob Buckla, '84; Sean Byrnes, ’90; Denise Dee, '89; Pat Doyle, '81; Chris Hofstedt, '83; Bob Howath, '83; Michael Maguire, ‘86; Pat McMahon, '84; Jim Meicke, '87, '89; Kate Nolan Clemens, '84; Rene Poochigian Pochop, 86; Lisa Rabasca Roepe, '85; Paul Spilman, '84; Jim Sweeney, '87; Walter Stubbs, '87. With support by Sean McNamee, ’86, Steve Mest, '91; Joe Flanagan, '74 and Nick Bohdanowycz, '08.
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