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.


Football Kick-Off Luncheon

Friday, August 22, 2014 – Quaker Station

Kick off the 2014 Zips Football season with Head Coach Terry Bowden, our outstanding staff and the young men who will be working to bring the Mid-American Conference championship trophy to Akron this fall at the annual kick-off luncheon. You will not want to miss this event!

Location:
Quaker Station
135 South Broadway
Akron, OH 44325

Schedule of Events
11:00 a.m. – Doors Open
12:00 p.m. – Lunch

Individual Cost

  • Zips Football Season Ticket Holders: $25
  • General Public: $35

Packages Available

  • Season Ticket Holder Table Package: $175 (Includes seating for 8 at a discounted rate)
  • Non Season Ticket Holder Table Package: $250 (Includes seating for 8 at a discounted rate)
  • Coaches Sponsor: $500 (Includes seating for 8 plus a coach or player and gift for each attendee)
  • Outdoor Suite Package (12 available)* (Includes 24 tickets to the Club Level Outdoor Suite, Complimentary upscale buffet, 6 parking passes, and a table of 8 at the kickoff luncheon to include a coach or player)*

*Based on game availability in coordination with the 2014 Zips Football Schedule

Click here to register for this event

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


Zips Football Charter Trip to Penn State

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Join Zips Football on the road as we travel to Happy Valley for a Big Ten matchup with the Nittany Lions. This will be the first home game for new Penn State Head Coach James Franklin, so the atmosphere will undoubtedly be electric. Come to cheer the Zips on in this great environment. The game will start at noon ET and the departure time has been set for 6 a.m. 

We have sold out of our allotment of tickets, but Zips fans can still catch a ride to State College. The cost of the bus trip is $50. The RSVP deadline for this trip is Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

Gameday Schedule

  • 6:00 a.m. – Bus Leaves James A. Rhodes Arena
  • 9:30 a.m. – Bus Arrives in State College, Pa.
  • 12:00 p.m. – Beat Penn State
  • 3:00 p.m. – End of Game
  • 4:00 p.m. – Bus Leaves State College, Pa. (Bus will leave 1 hour post-game if the game is extended beyond 3 p.m.)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Bus Arrives at James A. Rhodes Arena
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.

Men's Soccer 60th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 12, 2014 – Sunday, September 14, 2014

This fall marks 60 years of excellence for Zips Men's Soccer......three trips to the College Cup, 15 regular season MAC Titles, 27 NCAA postseason appearances and the University's first ever NCAA Team National Championship in 2010 highlight some of the milestones of this storied program. To celebrate all of the former coaches and players who built this nationally recognized brand Akron Soccer, Zips Athletics has scheduled a great weekend full of events for alumni, family and fans to enjoy.

60th Anniversary Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday, September 12th
5:00 p.m. – Catered pregame tailgate
7:00 p.m. – Beat the University of Central Florida
9:00 p.m. – Postgame reception at The Game Grill and Bar

Saturday, September 13th
11:00 a.m. – Team Walk Through (Soccer Alumni Only)
12:00 p.m. – Facilities Tour / Player Meet & Greet (Soccer Alumni Only)
5:00 p.m. – Campus tour Alumni Families
6:00 p.m. –  Pre-Dinner Reception, InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field
7:00 p.m. – 60th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner, presented by KeyBank, InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field
11:00 p.m. – Post-Celebration at The Game Grill and Bar

Sunday, September 14th
11:00 a.m. – Pregame meal with the team (Soccer Alumni Only)
2:30 p.m. – Beat Hartford

The RSVP deadline for the weekend is Friday, Sept. 5th, 2014.

Cost: (Prior to September 5th, 2014)

  • $150 Individual
  • $200 Couples
  • $75 Dinner Only

Cost: (After September 5th, 2014)

  • $200 Individual
  • $250 Couples
  • $125 Dinner Only

Click here to register for this event

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

Lodging
Sheraton Suites – Akron/Cuyahoga Falls
1989 Front Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
$119 per night (plus tax)

*Rooms must be reserved by Wednesday, Aug. 12th, 2014, to guarantee this rate. Rate is subject to change after this date.

Rooms may be reserved at the Sheraton Suites via phone at 330-929-3000 (ask for University of Akron Soccer Alumni Celebration) or online by clicking here.


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. The game time has not been determined to date. Please continue to check back for the full timeline of events for this trip.

The RSVP deadline for this trip is Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.

Cost:

  • $75 (prior to September 19th)
  • $150 (after September 19th)

Includes transportation on a charter coach to and from the game as well as your ticket for admission.

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 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.