BERKELEY – The Forever Golden California Aquatics Gala Weekend will take place Nov. 7-8, featuring dinner and dancing at California Memorial Stadium, the Big Splash between Cal and Stanford and a swim meet vs. Wisconsin.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, Nov. 7 as the Bears men’s and women’s swim team host Wisconsin at Spieker Pool. The Badgers are coached by former Cal assistant Whitney Hite. On Saturday, Nov. 8, the Bears host Stanford in the annual Big Splash at Spieker. Gala attendees can select tickets online at CalBears.com/code and enter promo code BIGSPLASH14. Adults are $15, youth (2-17) and seniors (65+) are $5. Each ticket bought online will be charged a $1 per ticket fee.
Gala festivities begin on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. with cocktails overlooking the San Francisco Bay at the beautiful University Club at California Memorial Stadium. Dinner, a live auction and dancing follows at the Field Club.
Groups are encouraged to sponsor a partial or full table, and individual tickets are also available. Sponsorships start at $500 (couples $1,000), and full table sponsorships (for 10 people) start at $5,000. The cost of a table can be shared by up to five couples.
Here is a menu of table sponsorships options:
Go Bears Table Sponsor: $5,000
Includes 10 tickets to the Gala, central table location at the vent, donor recognition in program, invitation, etc., and Cal Aquatics gifts. $3,950 of this sponsorship is considered a donation and given Bear Backer credit.
**I am a Bear! - $500/person or $1,000/couple: Includes two tickets to Gala; Add four other couples or eight other people and create a $5,000 table.
Blue & Gold Table Sponsor: $10,000
Includes 10 tickets to the Gala, prime table location at the event, donor recognition in program, invitation, etc., and special Cal Aquatics gifts. $8,900 of this sponsorship is considered a donation and given Bear Backer credit.
Oski Table Sponsor: $15,000
Includes 10 tickets to the Gala, excellent table location at the event, donor recognition in program, invitation, etc., and Special Aquatics gifts. $13,850 of this sponsorship is considered a donation and given Bear Backer credit.
The Golden Bear Table Sponsor: $25,000
Includes 10 tickets to the Gala, the best table location at the event, donor recognition in program, invitation, etc., and multiple Cal Aquatics gifts. $23,800 of this sponsorship is considered a donation and given Bear Backer credit.
A limited number of hotel rooms are reserved at a discount at the Durant Hotel and the Claremeont Hotel Club & Spa until September 15. Call Hotel Durant at (800)-238-7268 and ask for the Cal Aquatics Gala Group Rate. For the Claremont, call (800)-551-7266, option #1 and request the Aquatic Gala rate.
Please make check payable to UC Regents, with “Aquatics Gala” on the memo line, and mail to:
Cal Aquatics Gala
195 Haas Pavilion
Berkeley, Calif. 94720-4422
To pay by credit card and for more information, contact Alicia Rowell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510)-643-2746.