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Alumni Hoops Parties

Join Cal fans from around the world to celebrate Cal Basketball and cheer on our Golden Bears.

Coach Charmin Smith Coach Charmin Smith / Kelley L Cox

Rise Up, Bears

The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and Cal Athletics present “Rise Up, Bears,” a virtual Hoops Party and Black History Month celebration. This year’s event featured a conversation between CEO of the Dallas Mavericks Cynthia (Cynt) Marshall ’81, Cal Men’s Basketball alum Jason Gant ’06, Cal Women’s Basketball alumni Renee Wright-Davis ’06 and Alexis Gray-Lawson ’10, and Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas, Cal’s Associate Athletics Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Justice.

Also, hear from Athletics Director Jim Knowlton, Women’s Basketball Head Coach Charmin Smith, CAA Executive Director Susie Cohen Crumpler, and a visit from Oski!

Watch on-demand with your friends and family—from wherever you are in the world—for an engaging and uplifting conversation that brought together our blue and gold community.

This event is sponsored by our partner, Peet’s Coffee.

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Password to watch on-demand: sVc2iv@y


mascot Oski making letter C with hand
charmin smith addressing crowd
straw hat band playing for crowd
person laughing in Cal gear
jim knowlton addressing crowd
cloey hewlett with alumni group
two alumni seated at table
group of adults and children holding Go Bears signs
person laughing wearing bear hat
group of four alumni in cal sweatshirts

Our Alumni Events team is happy to help you.

Phone: 510.900.8235


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