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Sun Devil Swimming Association to Host Fifth-Annual Gala
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 10/12/2012
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Oct. 12, 2012

VENUE INFORMATION: Tempe Center of Performing Arts 

TEMPE, Ariz.--The Sun Devil Swimming Association (SDSA) will host its Fifth-Annual Dinner Gala and Casino night at the Tempe Center for Arts, Fri., Nov. 2 beginning at 5 p.m. The event is highlighted by the presence of Olympic Gold Medalists Nathan Adrian, Kaitlin Sandeno and Charlie Houchin, among others. In conjunction with the night's special guests, the theme for this year's banquet is "Celebrating Arizona State Olympic History".

Starting at 5 p.m., SDSA will host a private reception with Adrian, Sandeno, Hochin and other Olympic medalists in the "Gold Medal Lounge, followed by a public reception starting at 6 p.m., dinner and a Casino Night experience beginning at 8 p.m. Participants are encouraged to come to any or all of the nights events, with chances to play games and win prizes later in the night.

Prior to the SDSA Dinner Gala and Casino night, the Sun Devil swim team will host a media meet and greet beginning at 3 p.m. at the newly renovated Mona Plummer Aquatic Center to showcase the facility upgrades, meet the 2012-13 Arizona State swim team and Olympians Adrian, Sandeno and Houchin. Coach Dorsey Tierney-Walker, several athletes and the Olympians will be available for a brief window of time for interviews and photo opportunities.

Adrian is attending as part of USA Swimming’s community outreach program, Swimpact. Through the Swimpact program, USA Swimming’s National Team members will make over 60 community appearances this year. These appearances aim to encourage kids and adults to take up swimming as a healthy and positive activity while directly promoting the sport and the healthy lifestyle it represents.

Last season's event was very successful and another step foward in our goal of permanently endowing the sport of swimming and diving at Arizona State.

Fifth-Annual Sun Devil Swimming Association Gala
Schedule of Events
Mona Plummer Aquatic Center
3-3:30 p.m.  Meet and Greet
Tempe Center for the Performing Arts
5 p.m. Private Reception in the Gold Medal Lounge
6 p.m. Public Reception with Cocktails
7 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Casino Experience


Casino tickets only - $50 per person
Dinner and Casino tickets - $200 per person
"Gold Medal Lounge" Private Reception - $500 per person
(including Dinner/Casino tickets)

Sponsor Level Olympic Table Package Title Sponsor
(Two Available) 
VIP Gold Maroon

Casino Table
(Plus Dinner) 

Casino Table
Donation $10,000 $5,000 $4,000  $3,000  $2,000 $800 $500

Seated with Olympians

Co-sponsor event with SDSA Yes Yes
Preferred Seating Yes Yes Yes
Name/Logo on Sponsors' Banner Yes Yes Yes Yes
Name/Logo in Event Program Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dinner Tickets 10 10 10 10 10 2
Casino Tickets 10 10 10 10 10 2
Name on Casino Table Yes Yes

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