LARGO, Md. – The Prince George's Community College athletics is excited to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Prince George's Athletic Department, A Celebration of the Past, Present and Future.
Fifty years is a gold standard and Prince George's athletics has posted some outstanding achievements on the playing fields and in the classroom since the creation of the intercollegiate athletic program in the fall of 1967. We have had success as a team with championships in Region XX, Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference and trips to National Junior College Athletic Association national championships. We have registered over 120 All-Americans for play on the field and academics.
The 2017-18 athletic season and the 50th Anniversary celebration will give us a chance to reconnect with alumni, teach our current student-athletes about our heritage and engage with future members of the Owl family.
We have had 50 years of great achievements and accomplishments, making this the perfect time to start a new tradition. To culminate the 50th Anniversary of intercollegiate athletics at Prince George's Community College, the athletic department is set to host the Inaugural Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony in April. The nomination process will be released on September 30 with nominations accepted from October 2-December 15.
Seven events are planned throughout the year to help focus on the Past, Present and Future of Prince George's athletics:
50th Anniversary Events
September 29 – Men's Soccer vs. Frederick Community College, 6 p.m. (PGCC Soccer Field)
September 30 – Former Student-Athlete Alumni Day - 2-6 p.m. (PGCC Bermuda Soccer Field, Novak Field House, Picnic Grove)
October 2 - Hall of Fame Nominations Open
December 6 - Alumni Appreciation Night - Men's/Women's Basketball vs. CCBC Catonsville, 5/7 p.m. (Novak Field House)
December 15 - Hall of Fame Nominations Closes
January 17 - Kid's Night Out - Men's/Women's Basketball vs. Howard Community College, 5/7 p.m. (Novak Field House)
March 24 - Old Fashion Baseball Game - Baseball vs. College of Southern Maryland, 12 p.m. (PGCC Baseball Field)
April 11 - Prince George's Amazing Race (our own version of the Emmy-winning TV show)
April 23 - Inaugural Prince George's Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony
50th Anniversary T-Shirts For Sale
Prince George's athletics has created a commemorative 50th Anniversary t-shirt with the 50th Anniversary logo located on the top center of a white Sports-Tek dry fit t-shirt. T-shirts are available in both youth and adult sizes for $25 each. A limited number of t-shirts available, so do not miss out on your chance to own a piece of Prince George's athletic history.
Click HERE to purchase
50th Anniversary Facebook Page
Prince George's has also set up a Facebook page to focus on the 50th Anniversary of Prince George's athletics. The page will have dedicated information about the events during the celebration and will also be an avenue for the Owl family to share memories and photos. To like the 50th Anniversary page, click HERE or go to: https://www.facebook.com/pg/princegeorgesccathletics50thcelebration
Calling All Former Prince George's Community College Student-Athletes
If you are a former student-athlete and would be willing to share your memories of your time at Prince George's Community College through a short survey, please click HERE. The information shared will be used during the celebration on social media and the website.
Prince George's Athletics History
Prince George's Community College first opened its doors on the campus of Suitland High School in 1957 before relocating to the Largo campus in the fall of 1967. During the college's tenure at Suitland High School, Prince George's fielded a men's basketball program. When the college moved to its current location, the birth of the intercollegiate athletics program was formed with the purpose of gender equity. The college joined the National Junior College Athletic Association in 1967. The athletic department currently sponsors seven intercollegiate programs, including the defending NJCAA Region XX Champion men's soccer and baseball programs and the defending Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference Tournament men's basketball team.