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WVU Tech and WVU connect with thousands during busy Gold & Blue Weekend

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WVU Tech and WVU hosted two days packed with family events in Beckley for Gold & Blue Weekend, October 28-29.

Friday kicked off the special series with a pep rally at the King Coal Beckley AutoMall Arena. Spectators watched performances from the WVU dance team, WVU Tech cheerleaders and WVU cheerleaders. The Golden Bears and Mountaineers men’s basketball teams held open practices following the rally. After practice, attendees met with players and coaches from both teams for an autograph session.

Saturday’s events started at Word Park in uptown Beckley. The University hosted a family fun zone and street fair where families picked up giveaways, explored a fire department safety house, played games, listened to the WVU Basketball Pep Band and attended cheerleading camp.

That evening, the crowd moved back to the King Coal Beckley AutoMall Arena for the Gold & Blue men’s basketball exhibition game between WVU Tech and WVU. The sold-out event drew in more than 3,200 spectators.

Check out coverage of the pep rally and exhibition game from The Register-Herald here and  here. WVNS also stopped by the family fun zone on Saturday to chat with campus president Carolyn Long.

For photos of Gold & Blue Weekend, visit  WVU Tech on Flickr.