Jim Sweeney Celebration Set For Saturday
    Jim Sweeney, 1929-2013
    Jim Sweeney, 1929-2013

    Feb. 11, 2013

    By Ryan Reggiani

    FRESNO, Calif. - The Sweeney Family and Fresno State will honor legendary head coach Jim Sweeney on Saturday, Feb. 16 beginning at 1 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium.

    The memorial service and celebration of his life will begin promptly at 1 p.m. inside Bulldog Stadium. Seating will be open on the West Side of the stadium, with a stage and podium placed on the home sideline of Jim Sweeney Field.

    Saturday's event is open to the public and the White Lot will be open to park and tailgate, beginning at 10 a.m. Two entrances to the stadium will be open, one at the West Gate and one at the South Gate.

    The Blue Lot will be held for reserved parking, so fans are encouraged to park in the White Lot. There will be golf cart shuttles in place to assist with entering the stadium.

    Tentative schedule of events:
    Welcome From Fresno State: Thomas Boeh
    Opening Prayer: Brad Bell
    Opening remarks: Dr. Welty

    Tim DeRuyter
    Peg Sweeney
    Jan Stenerud
    Dennis Erickson
    Sam Jankovich
    Trent Dilfer
    Kevin Sweeney

    Bulldog Spirit (Sang by former players)

    Lord's Prayer
    Closing Thank You
    *Video memories will be played between speakers




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