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VSU celebrates homecoming this weekend

10/18/2019, 6 a.m.
Virginia State University is celebrating its homecoming this weekend with a bevy of activities, including a jazz concert, golf tournament ...

Virginia State University is celebrating its homecoming this weekend with a bevy of activities, including a jazz concert, golf tournament and comedy show.

In addition VSU announced the suspension of the “Trojan Explosion” marching band has ended, allowing the band to participate.

Events kick off with the 25th Anniversary Presidential Scholars Golf Tournament at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Dogwood Trace Golf Course, 3108 Homestead Drive in Petersburg.

Enry is $150 for individual players and $600 for teams.

Other events include:

• The 5th Annual Legends of Troy 5K Run/ Walk, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Ettrick Park, 20400 Laurel Road in Petersburg. Tickets and fees: $20.

• 7th Annual VSU Alumni Association Pre- Homecoming Tailgate, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Azurest South Alumni House. $10 donation to support the VSUAA Alfred W. Harris Tuition

Assistance Fund.

• Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Homecoming

Awards Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Gateway Dining & Event Center. Tickets: $65.

• Jazz on the Hill, featuring artist Klaxton Brown, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, on the Virginia Hall front lawn. Tickets: $75; $85 for VIP tickets.

• Funny As Ish Comedy Tour with Mike Epps, Bruce Bruce, Gary Owen and Mark Curry, 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Oct. 18, in the VSU

Multipurpose Center, 20809 2nd Ave. Tickets start at $76.

• Homecoming Parade, 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in Downtown Petersburg.

• President’s Tailgate, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Virginia Hall front lawn. Free, but registration required at alumni@vsu.edu.

• 2019 VSU Homecoming Football Game against Bowie State University at Rogers Sta- dium. Kickoff: 2 p.m.

Details: www.vsu.edu or (804) 524-5000.