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Plenty 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.

"We 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 long."

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.

Following 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."

"The 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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