It's a true sign about the maturation of a sports franchise. The first "alumni" get togethers. The Bulldogs have been in the Alberni Valley long enough that this weekend coming up former players, coaches, trainers and other support staff will gather together to have some fun and catch up with old friends and teammates.
Hockey years are almost like Dog years. Especially at the Junior level where you only have so many years of eligibility. I can think of some guys coming back this weekend that last played with the team in 2005-2006 which isn't really that long ago in "real world" time. In hockey time, it seems like a decade ago!
The public is invited and encouraged to take part in the Alumni Weekend by attending, or playing in, the first ever Alumni Golf Tournament this Saturday at the Alberni Golf Club in Cherry Creek.
There will be 18 holes of golf played in a scramble format, with the shotgun start at 1pm. Steak dinner, prizes, and the party will follow. So get out and have some fun and golf with an Alberni Valley Bulldog Alumni!
PS - If you have a little magic in your club, you could win a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab as it's up for a hole in one prize courtesy Dennis See and Alberni Chrysler Dodge Jeep.
If you aren't in for golfing, no problem, pick up just a dinner ticket to catch a great meal and the party, and skip the golf!
As far as I'm aware, the Dogs are still looking for hole sponsors as well, so if you'd like to support the tournament, there might still be an opportunity for your business.
To golf, to just eat dinner, to become a sponsor, call the Bulldogs office at 250-723-4412