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Schedule Announced for UMO Homecoming Weekend


Schedule Announced for UMO Homecoming Weekend  

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount (UMO) 52nd Annual Pickle Classic and Homecoming Weekend is scheduled for November 17 -19. Special gatherings will take place during the weekend in addition to the general program of events and activities.

The weekend’s activities will kick off with the annual Alumni golf tournament on Friday, November 17, at noon, held at Southern Wayne Country Club. The tournament is a 4-man team superball format. Cost to play is $300 per team.

The first game of the Annual Pickle Classic will be held on Friday, November 17, at 5 PM, with Barton taking on Virginia Union at 7 PM the UMO men’s team will face off against Saint Augustine’s.  Alumni are encouraged to make additional memories by visiting the Alumni Hospitality Room and photo booth located upstairs in Kornegay Arena. 


Saturday’s activities will begin with the fifth annual 5K Trojan Trot at 9 AM starting in front of Pope Wellness Center, followed by the annual Alumnae Softball Game at 10 AM on Nancy Chapman Cassell Field.  The Alumni Board meeting will be held at 10:30 AM in the Communications Building. The Athletics Hall of Fame induction will take place at 3 PM in the Hennessee Room located inside Holmes and Lois K. Murphy Center. This year’s inductees include: Teneal Boone ’06 (Women’s Basketball), Elton Coffield ’07 (Men’s Basketball), Tommy Layne ’07 (Baseball), Charlie Long ’89 (Baseball), and Heather Ressler Warren ’05 (Women’s Soccer).


New this year will be a food truck tailgate in the parking lot near Pope Wellness Center from 4 to 7 PM.  American Meltdown Food Truck will be serving up a choice of melt, side, and a drink for $5!  There will also be games and more. 


Pickle Classic games will resume at 5 PM with Barton and Saint Augustine’s.  The weekend finale game will occur at 7 PM with the highly anticipated basketball game where UMO faces Virginia Union in the Kornegay Arena.  After the game, alumni are invited to enjoy food, fun, and fellowship, at Ribeyes on 211 Center Street. 


On Sunday, November 19, there will be a worship and memorial service at 9 AM at the Alumni Crosswalk followed by Sunday Brunch in the Alumni Dining Room. 

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