VIDEO: Relive Homecoming 2017 in Pictures
November 08, 2017
Old Dominion's annual homecoming tradition culminated Saturday with the Monarch football team's 6-0 victory over the UNC Charlotte 49ers — the first shut out in the University's history.
But even before the win at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard stadium there was much to celebrate. A week of festive events led up to the big weekend, which also included a popular homecoming parade.
On Saturday morning, two events were also held — in addition to a slate of more traditional tailgating-type activities — that are of note.
On behalf of the Lambda Chi Alpha-Sigma Iota alumni association, and the family of Kyle Middleton ('07), a memorial bench was dedicated at Whitehurst Beach, where the former student liked to relax while living on campus. Through the bench donation and endowment pledges, the group raised $30,000 this fall in the name of Middleton who was killed in action in 2010 while serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.
During a second event, a group of 20 alumnae established a scholarship endowment, presenting President John R. Broderick with a symbolic check for $100,000. Once fully funded, the "Friends of the Violet Endowment" will be awarded to a current freshman, sophomore or junior in need of financial tuition assistance.
For fans and friends of the University who want to relive the fun of last weekend's homecoming activities, check out the accompanying video montage of photographs.