A week long experience featuring multiple events, Alumni Week will delight and inform Wildcats of all ages with festivities, tours, celebrations, and much more.
Alumni Week is the best time to reconnect with old friends—face-to-face, all in one place—and share your Wildcat pride with family of all ages. It’s also a great time to learn about Depew UFSD’s latest developments.
Join Depew alumni, families, and friends on campus this year to kick off the 100th anniversary of the Depew/Lancaster Rivalry.
CHICKEN BBQ & BONFIRE
HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
FAIMLY TAILGATE PARTY & RIVALRY GAME
5K RUN & ALUMNI BASH
Campus Tours & Chicken BBQ
Post Celebration - Route 78
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame
Post Celebration -
Spirit Tailgate Competition
Alumni Tent Raffles, Give-Aways, Games & More!
Depew v. Lancaster Varsity Football
10am - Depew Dash
Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Depew Family Health Fair
In the fall of 1919, 100 years ago, one of the longest surviving football rivalries began between the Lancaster Legends and the Depew Wildcats. Locally, Western New Yorkers still consider this to be one of the fiercest games around. In fact, in the 1930’s the rivalry got so intense that the game had an eight-year hiatus, as fan safety became a concern.
With this great tradition in mind, we are proud to announce our first every Alumni Week Rivalry Celebration! The 100th Anniversary Rivalry Week Celebration will begin with planned events on Tuesday, October 15th and culminate on Saturday, October 19th with a special fund raising event at the newly renovated Depew Boys and Girls Club.
The proceeds raised throughout this week will directly benefit our current and future students by supporting our various academic and extra-curricular programming, along with supporting our various scholarship programs. Specifically, we are looking for direct sponsorship support and have a range of opportunities for those wishing to participate in a special way. The sponsorship opportunities range from a Centennial Sponsorship at $100 to the exclusive Presenting Sponsor at $10,000, which includes tossing the coin and awarding the championship trophy at the Rivalry Game. A listing of all seven of the sponsorship opportunities can be found by clicking the button below.
This week would not be possible without the support and generosity of our community and alumni sponsors. If you would like to meet with us to further discuss our event, or have any questions, please feel free to contact Laura A. Cooley, Sponsorship Chair, at LCooley@lawleyinsurance.com.
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide. It is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you at the 100th Anniversary Rivalry Week!
(Checks can be made payable to: "DHS Academy of Finance")
MAIL DONATIONS TO:
Depew High School
5201 Transit Road
Depew, NY 14043
For any additional questions contact: Laura at LCooley@lawleyinsurance.com
Checks can be made payable to: "DHS Academy of Finance"
Thanks to the support of our generous donors, each and every year our students have the opportunity to participate in team building activities, leadership seminars, career conferences, internships, job shadows, mentoring programs, work-site tours, and more. Donated funds support supplies for clubs and activities, community events, and class projects. In addition, we are also able to provide graduating seniors with scholarship money to further their education and skills in a career field of their interest.
Your donation helps to make a difference in the lives of our students. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated. These opportunities would not be possible without the generous and loyal support of local business and individuals!
*All donations are tax-deductible.