The Western Washington University Department of Athletics has announced that the 30th Annual KeyBank Viking Night Dinner & Auction will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019 inside Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus in Bellingham, WA.
The annual fundraiser helps raise money to support the nearly 300 student-athletes that compete for WWU’s 15 intercollegiate programs in both their academic and athletic pursuits of excellence.
Viking Night is recognized as one of the premier social events in Whatcom County with a huge gathering of Western boosters attending each year. The 30th edition of the fundraiser features the theme of celebrating Viking Greats and will begin with a silent auction and cocktail hour from 5:30-7 pm, followed by a dinner and live auction from 7-9 pm.
Registration and pricing information for 2019 Viking Night is available online by visiting WWUVikings.com/VikingNight. Reservations are recommended by August 18.
For more information on Viking Night, please contact Nicole Ebersole (360-650-4314 / Nicole.Ebersole@wwu.edu) in the WWU Athletics Department..
About WWU Athletics
Western Washington University is a four-year public institution located in Bellingham, Washington, featuring over 300 student-athletes that compete for 15 intercollegiate athletic teams at the NCAA Division II level and primarily in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. WWU Athletics has finished in the top 50 in the NCAA II Learfield Directors’ Cup standings in 15 of the past 16 years, and in the top 20 in eight of the last 12 years. WWU’s programs have won 11 team national championships, most recently the 2016 women’s soccer team and the 2017 women’s rowing team. Outside of competition. WWU’s student-athletes have compiled an academic success rate at 90%, earning the NCAA’s President’s Award for Academic Excellence each of the last two years.
During the recently-completed 2018-19 sports season, 9 of 15 programs had representation at the NCAA Championships, 94 student-athletes earned GNAC Academic All-Star status, 75 were All-GNAC selections, 41 received all-region honors and 13 were named All-Americans. Five programs won GNAC titles to lead the conference, including a perfect 20-0 season by the volleyball team, the regular-season title by women’s soccer, the ninth title in program history by men’s golf and an sweep of the indoor and outdoor track & field titles.