Hundreds of alumni and friends will descend upon scenic Stonewall Resort July 26-28 as part of the West Virginia University Alumni Associations 5th Annual Gold&Blue Weekend.

The Association hosts the event each year for WVU alumni and friends. The weekend will kick off with a reception on Thursday, July 26, followed by the 65th Annual WVU Alumni Association Golf Tournamentthe longest running golf tournament in the stateon Friday, July 27. The golf tournament is open to the first 120 golfers. Proceeds from the golf tournament benefit the Marmaduke H. Dent Society which provides funds for enhancement of alumni facilities and programming.

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 CEO , WVU Alumni Association.We expect hundreds of alumni and their families to be on hand for this great event.

On Saturday, July 28, alumni leaders from across the nation will gather for the 10th Annual Alumni LeadersInstitute. This unique program allows chapter leaders and other alumni to address issues facing their areas, catch up on university events, and share ideas on various alumni programs, including networking, scholarships and mentoring.

For the second year in a row, the Alumni Association will host the Gold and Blue on-line auction the month of July. Alumni and friends from can bid on numerous items, including a signed Brad Paisley cowboy hat, golf at the Greenbrier, a pin flag signed by Jack Nicklaus, and many other unique items. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund of the WVU Alumni Association which provides more than 400 scholarships each year to deserving students. A presentation of the items up for bid can be found on the WVU Alumni Associations Web sitehttp://alumni.wvu.eduand click on theOn-Line Auctionicon link located on the lower, left-hand side of the page. Bids will be accepted through Aug. 1.

For more information about the Gold&Blue Weekend, contact the WVU Alumni Association at 304-293-4731 or visit

The WVU Alumni Association, chartered in 1873, represents more than 170,000 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 28,000 dues-paying members support Homecoming Weekend, the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni and dozens of other social and philanthropic programs.