Special Events

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.


Zips Baseball Golf Outing

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 

Attention Zips Baseball alumni and friends: our golf outing is right araound the corner! After our run in the MAC Tournament this past spring, we would love to have you out for a great day at The Quarry Golf Club on Saturday, September 27. The shotgun start will be at 1:30pm. We look forward to seeing you out at the course! 

Click here to register

For more information, or to register, please contact Micklos Blake, Graduate Assistant for Athletics Development, at 330-972-7142 or mb125@zips.uakron.edu.

Zips Football Charter Trip to University of Pittsburgh

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Join Zips Football on the road as we travel to Pittsburgh for an ACC matchup with the Panthers. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. ET. 

At this time, we are only able to sell tickets for seats on the bus. Game tickets can be purchased by contacting the ticket office at The University of Pittsburgh at  800-643-PITT (7488).

The bus will be departing from the James A. Rhodes Arena (373 Carroll St.) at 8:30 am on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Please arrive to the arena by 8:00 am. Guests can park in Lot 1 (the parking deck on the corner of Carroll St. and Spicer St.).

Please be aware that this is the day of the Akron Marathon. We recommend that guests consult this list of road closures to ensure timely arrival to the arena: 


The bus will depart Akron promptly at 8:30 am and will be traveling to Pittsburgh without stopping along the way. 

Kickoff time is 1:30 pm. The bus will arrive in Pittsburgh at approximately 10:30 am and will be parking in the "North Lincoln Lot" (approximately 1 1/2 blocks from Gate C of Heinz Field) for a Zips Pre-game Tailgate. Information and online registration for the tailgate is available on the Z-Fund Events main page.

If you have any questions related to the logistics of the bus trip or the pre-game tailgate, please contact Alexa Doutt, Director of the Z-Fund, at 330-972-2695 or asd9@uakron.edu.


Click here to register for this trip

For more information or to register, please contact Nate Newhouse, Assistant Director of Ticket Operations, at 330-972-5540 or ndn2@uakon.edu.

Zips Gameday Tailgate at Heinz Field

Saturday, September 27, 2014

 Join Zips Football on the road as we host a tailgate for our fans and friends before the Akron v. Pitt game on Saturday, September 27th. Kickoff time is 1:30 pm, and the tailgate will begin at approximately 10:30 am in the North Lincoln Lot near Heinz Field (lot is located 1 ½ blocks from Gate C of the stadium).

The cost is just $30 per person, which includes the following:

-          Smoked Brisket

-          Pulled Chicken

-          Pulled Pork

-          Hickory Baked Beans

-          Potato Salad

-          Coca-Cola products


Pricing for children under 12 available upon request.

CLICK HERE to register for the tailgate. 

For more information,please contact Alexa Doutt, Director of the Z-Fund, at 330-972-2695 or asd9@uakron.edu.

* Pricing for the gameday tailgate does not include game ticket or transportation, but the Z-Fund is offering charter bus seats for just $55 per person. Please Click Here for more information or to register for the charter bus trip.

Zips Women's Volleyball Alumnae Reception

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Join the Zips Women's Volleyball team at the James A. Rhodes Arena for their match again Toledo at 5:00 pm and join Head Coach Ron Arenz, his coaching staff, and team for a post-game reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks in Tommy Evans Lounge (around 7:00 pm).

Price: $10 for Adults

$5 for Children (12 and under; children under 2 admitted free)

Price includes game ticket, entry to post-game reception, and gift bag for all alumnae in attendance.

All Zips Volleyball Alumnae in attendance will be recognized on court during the game 2/game 3 intermission.

For more information please contact Alexa Doutt, Director of the Z-Fund, at 330-972-2695, or asd9@uakron.edu.

To register for this event please Click Here


Zips Men's Basketball Gildan Charleston Classic Travel Plan

November 19-24, 2014

Gildan Charleston Classic Website  |  Charleston Classic Travel Flyer

Fans can now reserve their spot for the trip, which includes round trip airfare from Cleveland to Charleston on United Airlines, five nights at the Marriott Charleston Hotel, transportation to and from the airport, in addition to TD Arena, a ticket for each of the three Zips games and a meal with Head Coach Keith Dambrot and the team. Also, fans will be able to reserve a golf package for an additional cost.

The cost of the trip is $1,019 per person and is based on double occupancy. A $200 per person deposit is required to reserve a spot, with final payment due by October 1.

Fans wishing to reserve a spot can mail in the attached reservation form or contact Lance Chima, Chima Travel, at 330-867-4770.