UI Celebrates Dads in Plaid for Dads’ Weekend

Wednesday, October 23 2013

MOSCOW, Idaho – It’s time for University of Idaho dads to get out their plaid and celebrate Dads’ Weekend with their Vandal Nov. 1-3.

“Dads’ weekend allows our students to bring their parents on campus to get an insight into what a day looks like in their students’ lives,” Lauren Hamilton, UI student alumni program coordinator, said. “It provides a connection between parents and students while they are separated.”

Celebrating Dads’ Weekend since 1935 at the University of Idaho, this year’s theme is Lumber Joe Loves a Dad in Plaid. It was chosen by the Student Alumni Relations Board student committee.

“The theme is fun and lighthearted and that’s what Dads’ Weekend is all about,” Hamilton said. “It allows students and their dads to have fun together. The bookstore has ordered extras of all their plaid, so they are embracing it too.”

The weekend will be filled with events on campus and in the Moscow community for both students and families, including the football game against Texas State University in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.

After the Vandal football game, enjoy dinner and a show with a dueling piano performance at 6 p.m. at the University Inn Best Western. Tickets cost $25 per person for dinner and the concert.

“This show is so much fun,” Hamilton said. “I attended twice while I was a student. It gives you something to do after the football game, especially if you don’t want to wait in line to eat downtown Moscow.”

Another highlight this year also will tempt the taste buds with a partnership between Vandal Meats and the Moscow Alehouse. In addition to music and special giveaway drawings, the Moscow Alehouse will host Vandal Brand Meat products and local brewery samples starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Tickets are available online, and cost $15 per person to attend.

The weekend will wrap up with a farewell breakfast at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Student Union Building. Tickets cost is $15 per person.

Tickets for these events need to be purchased online, and can be found at www.uidaho.edu/alumni/sarb/dadsweekend.

The schedule of events, by day:

Friday, Nov. 1
• 4 p.m.: Iron Dad Challenge, VandalStore, 710 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
• 6 p.m.: Vandal Brand Meats Pairings, Under the canopy at the Moscow Alehouse, 226 W. 6th St. in Moscow
• 6 p.m.: Tradition Keeper Challenge, VandalStore, 710 Deakin Ave. in Moscow
• 6 p.m.: Men’s and Women’s Basketball Silver and Gold Preview, Memorial Gym, 1001 University Ave. in Moscow

Saturday, Nov. 2
• 8 a.m.: Dads’ Weekend Golf Tournament, Idaho Golf Course, 1215 Nez Perce Dr. in Moscow.
• 8:30 a.m.: Continental breakfast, with Ring Ceremony starting at 9 a.m., Administration Building Auditorium, 851 Campus Dr. in Moscow.
• 10 a.m.: Vandal Brand Meats Tour, up Farm Road off Perimeter Drive.
• 2 p.m.: University of Idaho versus Texas State University Football Game, ASUI Kibbie-Activity Center, 1000 Stadium Dr. in Moscow.
• 6 p.m.: Dueling Pianos Dinner and Entertainment, University Inn Best Western, 709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow.
• 7 p.m.: Idaho Vandal Volleyball vs. Texas Pan American, Memorial Gym, 1001 University Ave. in Moscow.

Sunday, Nov. 3
• 8 a.m.: Farewell Breakfast, Student Union Building Ballroom, 709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow.
• 10 a.m.: Breaststroke 4 Hope, University of Idaho Swim Center, 1040 Rayburn Dr. in Moscow.
• 1 p.m.: Vandal Soccer vs. Seattle University, Guy Wicks Field, 1300 W. 6th St. in Moscow.

Dads’ Weekend is hosted by the Student Alumni Relations Board. A full list of events can be found at www.uidaho.edu/alumni/sarb/dadsweekend.
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