Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Athletics at Pitt: The Forefront of a Century of Change

The University of Pittsburgh Department Of Athletics and the African American Alumni Council of the Pitt Alumni Association presents

Athletics at Pitt:

The Forefront of a Century of Change

@ The Petersen Events Center

3719 Terrace Street, Pgh, PA 15261

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

VIP Reception at 5:30 PM

General Reception at 6 PM

Dinner and Program to begin at 7 PM

Join us as we celebrate the remarkable achievements and advancements since the first African- American student-athletes competed and graduated from Pitt 100 years ago. All former athletes will be invited to attend this monumental celebration, and many Panther greats will be in attendance. The monumental event will be hosted by famed sportscaster Bob Costas.


The first African American athletes (Oakdale, Pa. native Harry Ray Wooten and Hubbard Hollensworth from Owego, N.Y) graduated from Pitt in 1911.

Many Panther greats are expected to attend including:

• Ruben Brown - first team All-American and No. 1 selection in 1995 NFL Draft.

• Tony Dorsett - NFL Hall of Famer, three-time first team All-American and Heisman Trophy winner.

• Herb Douglas - bronze medalist in 1948 Olympics, dinner chair for event.

• Bobby Grier - first African-American to play in the Sugar Bowl (1956).

• Trecia Kaye-Smith - 15-time All-American track performer; NCAA Division I Most Outstanding Student-Athlete.

• Billy Knight - men's basketball All-American; 11-year NBA veteran; former Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Atlanta Hawks.

• Brandin Knight - two-time All-America in men's basketball, current assistant coach for the Panthers.

• Julius Pegues - first African-American men's basketball player at Pitt.

• Darrelle Revis - first round NFL draft selection in 2007; All-Pro cornerback for the New York Jets.

• Charles Smith- 10-year NBA veteran, Pitt's all-time leading scorer.

• Roger Kingdom - two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 110 meter hurdles, came to Pitt on a football scholarship.

• Jennifer Bruce Scott - second leading scorer in Pitt men's or women's basketball history.

• Marcedes Walker - all-time rebounding leader in Pitt women's basketball history.

Hosted by:

Bob Costas, NBC Sports

Black Tie Optional

Individual Tickets:

$60 - General Ticket (all Pitt former student athletes)

$60 - General Ticket (recent Pitt graduate - 2006-10)

$100 - General Ticket

$200 - Premium Ticket [Includes VIP Reception Ticket - seated in general seating area]

Table Prices:

$1,000 - General Table of 10

$2,500 - Premium Location Table of 10

[Includes 10 VIP Reception Tickets]

Dinner Chair:

Herb Douglas, EDUC '48, '50G
Track and Field


Dave Garnett, A&S '71
Track and Field

Bryant Salter, A&S '71
Track and Field

Jennifer Bruce Scoot, NURS '86

For more information, visit Pitt Athletics

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