Join the Z-Fund for Special Events!

Golf outings, bus trips to away games, pre-game tailgates, alumni gatherings, and Varsity "A" Association events just to name a few...

Special Events are critical to engaging current and prospective donors. We maintain a calendar throughout the year to do so.  From pre-game receptions to golf tournaments, special events are critical to the success of the Z-Fund.


The University of Akron Sports Hall of Fame Banquet,

presented by the Varsity "A" Association

The 40th Annual University of Akron Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015, in the Quaker Station Ballroom (135 S. Broadway St.). The festivities will begin at 6:00 PM with a cocktail hour (cash bar), followed by dinner at 7:00 PM. Dress ranges from business attire to cocktail attire.

The following evening, Saturday, February 21, 2015, the honorees will be presented at halftime of the Zips Men's Basketball game (Akron v. Miami; time TBA -- please check for updates). 

Reservations for both the banquet and the basketball game must be received by Friday, February 13, 2015 in order to guarantee your reservations and seating preferences. 

CLICK HERE to make your reservations for the banquet!

For further information, please contact Alexa Doutt, Director of the Z-Fund, at 330-972-2695 or 

Go Zips!


Zips Men's Basketball Alumni Weekend

On behalf of Zips Athletics, the Z-Fund, and the Varsity “A” Association it is our pleasure to extend an invitation for you (and one guest) to participate in the Zips Men’s Basketball Alumni Weekend. The festivities will begin on Friday, February 20th with the 40th University of Akron Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, where former Zip Mike Dowling (’87) will be honored with the Mike Krino Varsity “A” Achievement Award and the 1963-64 Men’s Basketball Team will be honored as a Team of Distinction. The celebration will continue on through Saturday evening as our Zips take on Miami (Ohio) at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Please see the complete list of events below.

Your reservation for the Zips Men’s Basketball Alumni Weekend includes general admission tickets for you (and one guest) to the men’s basketball game on Saturday, February 21st – additional game tickets can be purchased for $10 each, including tickets to the women’s basketball game on the same day. Please note that game times are still TBA; please check for updates.
Hosted by our Varsity “A” Association, the 40th Annual University of Akron Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Friday, February 20th in the Quaker Station Ballroom. Cocktail hour begins at 6:00 PM and the ceremony will begin at 7:00 PM. As a participant in our basketball alumni weekend, you will be eligible to purchase tickets to this event for only $35 ($20 for children 12 and under). 
Schedule of Events

Friday, February 20th 

6:00 PM        The 40th Annual UA Sports Hall of Fame Banquet*

Sat., February  21st       

TBD               Zips Women’s Basketball v. Ohio

TBD               Zips Men’s Basketball v. Miami (Ohio)

***               All Basketball Alumni invited into Tommy Evans Lounge during halftime of the men’s game

TBD               Post-Game event will be held; location TBD

Reservations must be received no later than February 13th. CLICK HERE to make your reservation! You may contact Jimmal Ball at 330-972-2695 or by email at with questions. 

Go Zips!