Annual Events Hosted by the Big C Society

Fall Barbeque

Held soon after the school year starts in August to kickoff the annual athletic schedule, this event is open to all current and former Cal athletes.  This is one of the few opportunities that Cal athletes in all sports have to be together at the same time, since team seasons have not yet begun.  The primary purpose of the barbeque is to allow the new and returning current athletes to become acquainted in a relaxed atmosphere.  The barbeque is usually held at Evans Diamond.

The Fall Student Barbecue will be held this year on Sunday, August 27, 2006 at Evans Diamond. It will begin at 3 P.M.

To get more information on this event, contact: Mo Muqtar at 510 643 7948

Hall of Fame Dinner

Each year a select committee of former Cal athletes and members of the athletic department meet to select Calís greatest athletes for inclusion into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame. Some of them are among the greatest intercollegiate athletes of all time, such as Jackie Jensen, Michelle Granger, Matt Biondi, Kevin Johnson, Mary T. Meagher, Joe Kapp, Pete Newell, and Connie Carpenter Phinney.  There are currently 226 members of Calís Athletic Hall of Fame.  In 2002 seven new members were added at the Hall of Fame Dinner, which is held annually in the Fall.

Career Night

Now in its 15th year, the Big C Career Night has been a resounding success in providing a venue for current athletes to meet with former Cal players and learn about the opportunities available after graduation.  Panels of former Cal athletes in a particular occupation or field discuss the steps necessary to achieve their success beyond Cal, their career paths, and give their advice.  Career Night is typically held early in February each year at Haas Pavilion.
Career Night will be held on February 27, 2006

Seniors Recognition Banquet

This year the Seniors Recognition Banquet will be held on April 27th in the Chevron Auditorium at the International House starting at 6:00 P.M.

This event is for the graduating seniors, those Big C members who have finished their athletic careers at Cal.  Held in late April of each year, the featured speaker is usually a prominent and successful former Big C athlete who provides insight and inspiration to the graduating seniors as they face the world beyond UC Berkeley.  The evening is a celebration of the achievements of all Cal senior athletes and a wonderful opportunity for Old Blues to meet them.

Honors Luncheon

Cal athletics is not all about sports competition.  Many Cal athletes succeed at the highest levels of academic competition as well.  This luncheon honors those Cal athletes who succeed in the classroom as well as on the field of play.  Honorees are Academic All-Americans, all Pac-10 academic honorees, and those Cal athletes and teams who excel in academic achievement.  The luncheon is held in May at Haas Pavilion.

Awards Banquets

New undergraduate initiates into the Big C Society are awarded their membership at the individual team awards dinners held at the end of a team's season.  This replaces the old tradition of a single Big C initiation ceremony for all athletes from every sport.  At the awards dinner a Big C alumni member presents each new athletic letter winner with their Big C Society award, which includes a photo of the athlete's team in a large, framed award certificate.  New honorary members of the Society are introduced each year at the Spring Banquet.

Big C Sports Fund

Not really an event but an ongoing activity, the Big C Society is proud to be able to use its Sports Fund to assist Cal sports coaches by providing new or upgraded equipment.  Donations to the Big C Society in excess of the annual dues are used for the Sports Fund.

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