Summer 2012 Happenings
Published Jul 1, 2012 8:00 PM
Football: UCLA vs. Nebraska
This is much more than just another home opener—it's also the first home game of the Jim Mora era, a new beginning for a program whose highlights have been few and far between the last dozen years. Mora gets no break from the schedule as he makes his home debut against always-tough Nebraska. The Cornhuskers are known as a team that "travels well," with plans to bring thousands of red-clad fans to Pasadena. Coach Mora and company are hoping Bruin fans turn the Rose Bowl blue and give the team a real home-field advantage.
Farmers Classic Tennis Tournament
In its 86th year, the landmark Southern California ATP tournament is the longest-running annual professional sporting event in Los Angeles.
July 23-29. L.A. Tennis Center at UCLA. Tickets: Single sessions $25-$60; season packages $99-$575. Phone: (310) 824-1010, ext. 251. Web: www.farmersclassic.com.
Women's Soccer: UCLA vs. Illinois
The perennial powerhouse looks to bounce back from a disappointing second-round departure from the playoffs last year in its home opener.
Aug. 26 / Sun / 12 p.m. Drake Stadium. Tickets: $7 adults; $5 youth (16 years and younger); groups $5 each (15+); UCLA students free with I.D. Phone: (310) 825-2946. Web: www.uclabruins.com.
Women's Volleyball: UCLA vs. UCLA Alumni
The defending champs take on their predecessors in the annual UCLA women's volleyball Alumni Match.
John Wooden Center. Tickets: Free. Phone: (310) 206-7870. Web: www.uclabruins.com.
Women's Volleyball: UCLA vs. Bayi (China)
The defending NCAA champion women's volleyball team takes on China's top female players in a preseason exhibition match.
Aug. 29 / time TBA. John Wooden Center. Tickets: $7 adults; $5 youth (16 years and younger); groups $5 each (15+). Phone: (310) 825-2946. Web: www.uclabruins.com.
Bruin Touchdown Club
Bruin boosters, alumni, members of the coaching staff and the UCLA Spirit Squad meet for breakfast and talk football.
Sept. 7 / Fri / 7 a.m. Olympic Collection. Phone: (310) 348-8252. Web: www.bruintouchdownclub.com.
Women's Golf: "Bruin 18 Invitational" Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Created in 2008 as a means to raise funds for the UCLA women's golf team, the Bruin 18 Invitational is the lifeblood of the program. This year's event will feature a silent auction and raffle; a putting clinic with UCLA Head Coach Carrie Forsyth; and the chance to play golf with a current UCLA women's golf team member or a Bruin professional.
UCLA students, faculty, staff, alumni and family members enjoy up to 47 percent off select Dodger games through the end of the regular season, including contests against the Reds, Padres and Rockies.
UCLA Athletics Youth and Teen Summer Camps
UCLA Sports Camps provide young Bruins the opportunity to learn from renowned UCLA coaches, current members of UCLA sports teams and other experienced coaches from around the country. Campers can choose from day and overnight camps in a variety of sports, including basketball, swimming, tennis, volleyball and more. UCLA Sports Camps are a rewarding and enjoyable experience for campers of all ability levels. In addition to learning fundamental skills, teamwork and healthy habits, campers will leave with a fulfilling and exciting summer takeaway.
Summer 2012. UCLA Campus. Phone: (310) 206-3550. Web: www.uclabruins.com/camps.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame
Settle into a stadium seat and enjoy video highlights capturing great moments in UCLA sports history. Then stroll the Hall and relive the best of Bruin athletic lore, from John Wooden's personal den to UCLA's Olympic heritage, its many championships and much more.
Year-round. UCLA Spirit Theater. Showtimes: Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Web: www.uclabruins.com/ot/hof.html.
UCLA Bruin Masters Swim Club
The Masters Swim Club invites all adult swimmers dedicated to improving their fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. The program offers structured workouts, valuable training advice from coaches, workshops and general instruction. Pool and open-water races also provide opportunities to compete and measure individual progress.
Year-round. Student Activities Center Pool. Phone: (310) 386-2712. Web: www.recreation.ucla.edu.