For the fourth year, the University of West Florida will honor traditions, engage in the community and celebrate the future of the University during its annual Founders Week, which will be held April 9-14. Founders Week is a weeklong celebration that serves as an opportunity to bring the UWF family together, welcome alumni and visitors to campus and give back to the community.
“Founders Week serves as a time to reflect on UWF’s storied past, celebrate our current success and look ahead to our future together,” said UWF President Martha D. Saunders. “I hope everyone takes the opportunity to showcase their Argo pride during this weeklong celebration.”
Founders Week will get underway with UWF Day of Play on Saturday, April 9. Beginning at noon, members of the community are invited to the UWF Sports Complex for a day of fun-filled activities including yard games, tie-dye shirt creation stations, Hawaiian shaved ice treats, vendor booths and baseball and softball games. At 1 p.m., UWF’s softball and baseball teams will play Alabama Huntsville at Jim Spooner Field and the UWF Softball Complex.
UWF’s Day of Giving, a 24-hour fundraising event, will be held on Thursday, April 14. Day of Giving is an online, social-media-driven effort that supports the University and its programs by giving to any of 80 UWF funds at dayofgiving.uwf.edu. Alumni are invited to share their graduating decade when giving and non-alumni donors can choose from supporting the decade they got involved at UWF or when they made their first gift to the University. Donate $30 to earn a pair of exclusive UWF socks. Last year, the 90s decade raised the most dollars, while the 20s decade had the most donors.
Additional Founders Week events include:
- Monday, April 11: Paint Pensacola Blue and Green; Paint Emerald Coast Blue and Green
- Tuesday, April 12: Argos Day of Service; Emerald Coast Day of Service
- Wednesday, April 13: Emerald Coast Argo Pantry Food Drive
- Thursday, April 14: Office of Undergraduate Research Student Scholars Symposium; Blue and Green Spring Football Game
For more information about UWF Founders Week and information on each event, visit uwf.edu/foundersweek.