LARGO, Md. – The Prince George's Community College athletic department hosted Student-Athlete Alumni Day on Saturday, welcoming back former alumni for a day of games and reconnection. The day included alumni soccer games and alumni basketball events and a catered barbecue.
The event kicked off the 50th Anniversary of Prince George's Athletics, A Celebration Of The Past, Present and Future. The event also unveiled the Hall of Fame process and criteria with the nomination process opening on Monday. The deadline for nominations for the inaugural Hall of Fame is Friday, December 15.
The next event for the 50th Anniversary celebration will be Alumni Appreciation Night on Wednesday, December 6 on the hardwood for men's and women's basketball against CCBC Catonsville with a 5 p.m. tipoff time for the women and 7 p.m. for the men.
A Complete List of 50th Anniversary Events For The Rest Of The Year
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 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.