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Release: Nov. 21, 2002

UI Alumni Association sponsors bowl tour

The 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, Calif.

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 Hills

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.