of hoops, puppets, and a pizza party preceded a powerful evening concert
at the College's homecoming festivities Saturday, February 1. Many alumni
returned to campus to play catch-up, share memories, and relive good times
with one another.
Mitchell Memorial Gymnasium
was the hub for much of the action. The day started at 8 a.m. with a 3-on-3
basketball tournament played by 14 teams comprising 53 players. Three hours
and 86 games later, two teams emerged victorious: Scott Pothoven '97, Kyle
TenPas '98, Tim Buikema '87, and John Pausma '88 captured the competitive
division and Brent Mulder '94, Dan Olivier '94, Kevin Roskam '94, and Kevin
Gable prevailed in the recreational division.
had a great turnout, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves throughout
the day," said Dennis Harms, Trinity's director of alumni relations. "The
atmosphere on campus was light and people were in good spirits all day
The Melikin Puppets, a popular
attraction for kids, revisited the College for two morning shows. The local
children's theater company presented "Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax"
in the Fireside Chapel.
the Trolls women's and men's basketball games, more than 150 alumni packed
Mama Vesuvio East for pizza, prizes, and more reminiscing. Later in the
evening, Christian contemporary recording artist Mark Schultz electrified
a near-sellout crowd of 1100 people in the Ozinga Chapel. The seven-time
Dove Award nominee performed hit singles from his two albums, including
"I Am The Way," "He's My Son," and "Back In His Arms Again." Much to the
audience's delight, Schultz closed the concert with a rousing rendition
of "Remember Me."
3-on-3 tournament got us off to a good start, and the concert was an awesome
way to end homecoming," Harms said. "I'm glad we had the number of people
come back to participate. This certainly ranks as one of the best homecomings
I can remember."
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