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To reach out to DePaul alumni and friends working in downtown Chicago, DePaul head coaches Jerry Wainwright and Doug Bruno will join Director of Athletics Jean Lenti Ponsetto to host Downtown Blue Demon Lunches this season. The lunches will be designed to keep fans up-to-date on the current happenings in Blue Demon Basketball, as well as DePaul athletics. The events will be held in the beautiful Cliff Dwellers, featuring a stunning view of the city and Lake Michigan. Doors will open at 11:30 for lunch with a noon program. Admission will be $25.

December 7 January 12 February 8

RSVP at 773-325-7240 or at mmazik@depaul.edu

Help Captains’ Council Support the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry

The Captains’ Council of DePaul Athletics is organizing a food drive for the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry in the spirit of the Thanksgiving season. In the upcoming week members of the athletics teams will be at men’s and women’s basketball games to collect non-perishable food items. Items that the pantry is in need of include: Canned fruit Soup (other than chicken noodle) Canned tuna Canned salmon Dry milk Cereal They have plenty of rice, peanut butter, jelly, and beans.

Please bring donations to: • Men’s Basketball Game - November 17th @ All-State Arena 8:00 pm vs. Columbia •Women’s Basketball Tournament - Maggie Dixon Classic - November 20th and 21st @ McGrath Arena- anyone that brings a canned food item to the women’s game next week will receive a ticket for $5..regular price is $10..offer doesn’t include the men’s game.

Join the DIBS Kidz Club

Young fans who are in grades K-8 are invited to join the DIBS Kidz Club. Membership provides DePaul Athletics works alongside the Office of Alumni Relations in a unique way for kids and their families to spend an effort to reach out to alumni across the country. This partnership time together while enjoying the fun and will focus on seven events around men’s and women’s basketball excitement of NCAA Division I college sports! games. Events will be administered and staffed by the Office of For a $25 annual fee each member is entitled to: Alumni Relations along with assistance from the athletic department. - Official Kidz Club certificate signed by DIBS Dec. 5 Men’s Basketball at Vanderbilt - Kidz Club t-shirt Dec. 10 Men’s Basketball at SEC/Big East Challenge (St. Petersburg, Fla) - Monthly Electronic Newsletter Dec. 13 Women’s Basketball at Stanford Team schedule posters and magnets Jan. 6 Men’s Basketball at Villanova Three ticket vouchers for select home men’s & women’s basketball Jan. 17 Men’s Basketball at St. Johns games Jan. 23 Women’s Basketball at Georgetown - One free admission to a selected sporting event for Men’s and Women’s Feb. 3 Men’s Basketball at Marquette Feb. 3 Women’s Basketball at Providence Soccer, Feb. 6 Men’s Basketball at Connecticut Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Softball March 5-9 Women’s Basketball BIG EAST Tournament - Discounted tickets for each member’s family March 9-13 Men’s Basketball BIG EAST Tournament - Chance to be a Ball Kid To download your membership application visit www.depaulbluedemons.com


NEW MEDIA INITIATIVES

Want up-to-date information on your favorite Blue Demon squad, plus the inside scope on all upcoming events? Well you can have it with the click of a mouse! Be sure to visit our event schedule list at www.depaulbluedemons.com. Once on the site, click D-CLUB and then look for the headline “D-Club Schedule of Upcoming Events.” In addition to the website, you can now find us on Twitter, LinkedIN and Blogger. Don’t be left out in the cold… GET CONNECTED!!

MEN’S HOOPS MEAL ORDER FORM Nov. 17 Columbia Demon Dog Buffet & French Fries Nov. 28 Detroit Vegetarian Lasagna with Tossed Salad Dec. 2 Alabama State Blue Demon Pizzeria

The Champions Club Room for Men’s Basketball will be located exclusively in the Skyline Room north of Allstate Arena. To better serve our guests, we have developed the meal schedule for the entire season.

Dec. 13 UIC Beef and Macaroni Bake with Salad

Guests need to submit their food orders three (3) working days prior to the respective game. Guests can pre-order their food for the entire season. For more information, call Marge at 773-325-7240

Dec. 19 Texas State Vegetarian Penne Pasta Bake & Italian Sausage with Salad

LOYAL BLUE PROGRAM Make sure to get your card scanned at every home men’s and women’s game and win prizes from the Champions Club. Become a Champions Club Champion. 5 games Team pictures (m/w) 10 games Champions Club T-shirt 15 games Champions Club Sweatshirt 20 games Champions Club Polo Shirt 25 games Autographed Basketball 28 games Drawing for a pair of tickets to the BIG EAST Conference Tournament (MBB or WBB)

Dec. 16 American Build your Burger Bar with Onion Rings

Jan. 3 Georgetown - Men’s Basketball Alumni Day Chicken Fajitas and Rice Jan. 14 Providence Build your Chicken Sandwich Bar with Fries Jan. 20 Marquette Demon Dog Buffet & French Fries Jan. 26 West Virginia Beef and Macaroni Bake with Salad Jan. 30 Syracuse - Hall of Fame Weekend Vegetarian Penne Pasta Bake & Italian Sausage with Salad Feb. 16 Rutgers Blue Demon Pizzeria Feb. 20 Louisville Chicken Fajitas and Rice Mar. 2 USF Build your Burger Bar with Onion Rings

D-Pack Games Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Dec. 19 vs. Texas St. Jan. 30 vs. Syracuse March 5 vs. St. Johns

Dec. 6 vs. Loyola Jan. 16 vs. St. John’s Feb. 27 vs. Syracuse

Reserve yours today - 773-325-7240

Mar. 5 St. John’s Vegetarian Lasagna with Tossed Salad All meals include popcorn, pretzels and

DePaul cookies. Drinks are not included.

Total Meals @ $10

Total Due

Name________________________________________________ E-mail_ ______________________________________________ Address______________________________________________ City, State, ZIP_________________________________________ Card Type MC VISA DISC AMEX Card Number__________________________________________ Expiration_____________________________________________


JOIN THE CHAMPIONS CLUB

DePaul Athletics has received generous support from its alumni and friends to help it reach its goals. Fans and friends are asked to support our programs through donations to the Champions Club. Gifts are tax deductible and can be made to specific sports or scholarship accounts per the donors request. All gifts of $100 or more make donors eligible to receive invitations to a large number of athletic department events. Donors are also recognized in the basketball game programs and DePaul’s Annual Report.

Champions Club Gift Card 2009-10 Enclosed is my gift of $ ___________________ Gift Levels r $10,000 r $5,000 r $2,500 r $1,000 r $500 r $250 r $100

MVP Circle Victory Circle Tip-off Circle Scarlett & Blue Circle Director’s Circle Coach’s Circle Century Circle

Designate my gift to: r

Fund for Athletics

r

Men’s Basketball Gift Account

r

Women’s Basketball Gift Account

Please charge my/our gift to: r VISA r MasterCard

r Discover rAMEX

Account Number_________________________________ Exp. Date_______________________________________ Signature_______________________________________ Checks should be made payable to DePaul University. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Employer matching gift information r This gift will be matched by ___________________ r Form is enclosed r Form will be sent later. Name___________________________________________ Address_________________________________________ City, State, ZIP____________________________________ Phone (home)____________________________________ E-mail Address_ __________________________________

DePaul Athletic Development Sullivan Athletic Center 2323 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60614 773-325-7240

BE A PART OF BUILDING DEPAUL ATHLETICS

DePaul University is in the midst of three facility improvement projects: Cacciatore Stadium - Phase II, The Outdoor Track at Lane Stadium and the Short Game Facility for Golf at Ruffled Feathers. The three initiatives have greatly improved the training and playing experience of our student-athletes. Through the generosity of a number of donors these improvements have been completed, but we continue to fundraise to complete the funding for the projects. For more information about each project, contact Thad Dohrn at 773-325-1456.

INSURE OPPORTUNITY FOR TOMORROW, TODAY

DePaul Athletics fundraising efforts also focus on endowing scholarship and programming needs. Annually athletics spends nearly $5 million on scholarship expenses for its more than 200 student-athletes. By endowing scholarships, DePaul Athletics has the opportunity to enhance scholarships in some sports and redistribute available funding to maximize the department’s resources. A named scholarship requires a gift of $50,000. All gifts can be made in pledges over five years. Planned giving opportunities are also available. University President Fr. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., is joined by DePaul’s NBA star Bobby Simmons and Director of Athletics Jean Lenti Ponsetto for a presentation to recognize his gift of $250,000 from The Bobby Simmons Rising Star Foundation.

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Highlight of upcoming Events/ Happenings for DePaul donors and alumni.

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