Author: Kristina Clark
On Friday evening, February 24, I had the pleasure of hosting over 200 Penn alumni families for an event at the Palestra. This was a first-time event for Penn Alumni, and our Family Night at the Palestra was a huge success! The evening began just after 5 PM with children of all ages having an opportunity to shoot hoops with Penn’s women basketball team. The kids had a blast and so did the players. Following the shoot-around, and prior to the basketball team taking the court for warm-ups, families were warmly greeted by women’s head basketball coach, Mike McLaughlin. A pre-game dinner followed, and consisted of hot dogs, pizza, pretzels, beverages and Cracker Jacks. Penn Alumni families were treated to an amazing night and the game was the icing on the cake. Penn women took a 63-49 win over Dartmouth!
The cost to participate in the Palestra Family Night event was $5 person. The event was sponsored by Penn Alumni and the Association of Alumnae. We look forward to offering this event again and hope you can join us next time!
In the meantime, mark your calendars now for upcoming Penn Alumni Family Events:
Family Day at Mask & Wig – 3/17/12
40 Winks with the Sphinx – 3/30-31/12
Contact Penn Alumni Relations at 215-898-7811 for more information.
View a slideshow of the event here.