Alumni and friends of West Virginia University will gather at scenic Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, W.Va., July 27-29 as part of the WVU Alumni Associations 4th Annual Gold&Blue Weekend.

Each year, the Association hosts the event which includes a sponsorsreception followed by the 64th Annual WVU Alumni Association Golf Tournamentthe longest running golf tournament in the state. Proceeds from the event benefit the WVU Alumni Associations Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund which provides more than 300 scholarships each year to deserving West Virginia students to attend WVU . The tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. and is open to the first 120 golfers.

The Gold&Blue Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for alumni and friends to get together, reminisce and enjoy the beautiful sights and activities at Stonewall,said Steve Douglas, president and chief executive officer of the WVU Alumni Association.We expect hundreds of alumni and their families to be on hand for this great event.

Alumni and friends will also have an opportunity to bid on numerous items, including an autographed photo of Jerry West, a golf flag signed by Arnold Palmer and four rounds of golf at the Homestead, as part of the Gold&Blue Silent Auction.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund. A presentation of the items up for bid can be found on the WVU Alumni Associations Web sitehttp://alumni.wvu.edu.

The weekend wraps up on Saturday, July 29, as alumni leaders from across the United States gather for the 9th Annual Alumni LeadersInstitute. This unique program allows chapter leaders and other alumni to address issues facing their areas and provides an opportunity to share ideas on various alumni programs, including networking, scholarships and mentoring.

For more information about the Gold&Blue Weekend, contact the WVU Alumni Association, 304-293-4731, or visithttp://alumni.wvu.edu.

The WVU Alumni Association, chartered in 1873, represents more than 165,000 University graduates residing in every county in West Virginia, every state in the union and approximately 60 foreign nations. With nearly 100 registered chapters and constituent groups, the Associations 26,000 dues-paying members support Homecoming Weekend, the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni and dozens of other social and philanthropic programs.