WRITER: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
MEDIA CONTACT: UI Alumni Association
1 (800) IOWALUM (Toll-free)
Release: Nov. 21, 2002
UI Alumni Association sponsors bowl tour
University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) is sponsoring a variety of tours
for the Hawkeye's possible appearance in the Rose Bowl game Jan. 1 in Pasadena,
The tours depart from Cedar Rapids or Des Moines airports, but also include
land-only options to meet fans' schedules and budgets. If the Hawkeyes are
invited to a bowl other than the Rose Bowl, fans will have the option to switch
their reservation to the new bowl tour or receive a full refund.
The tour packages are:
- Black and Gold Deluxe, Dec. 28 Jan. 2, 6 days/5 nights. This air/land
deluxe tour includes a New Year's Eve party, a welcome reception, the Hawkeye
Huddle, and a game-day package that includes a reserved parade ticket in
the grandstands, a catered pre-game tailgate party just outside the Rose
Bowl, game ticket. Hotels include the Century Plaza, Renaissance Beverly
Hills, and the Le Meridian.
- Hawkeye Special, Dec. 30 Jan. 2, 4 days/3 nights. This is a shorter
air/land trip that still offers the Hawkeye Huddle plus all of the game-day
excitement, including a reserved grandstand ticket for the Tournament of
Roses parade, a catered pre-game tailgate party, and Rose Bowl game ticket.
This tour will stay at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel
- "Herky" Local Tour, Dec. 31 Jan. 2, 3 days/2 nights.
This land only option includes catered pre-game tailgate party, Rose Bowl
game ticket, and an option to add a reserved grandstand ticket for the Tournament
of Roses parade. Hotel for this package will be the Crowne Plaza Beverly
For more information about tour package options and prices, or to reserve
a spot on the UIAA's 2002 Rose Bowl Tour, call Dodds Athletic Tours at (800)
553-5527 or visit their website at www.doddsathletictours.com/iowa
to make online reservations. See also the UIAA website at http://www.iowalum.com/AthleticTours/bowlGame.html.