This year begins three special years for the BWC. It marks the first of three straight 50-year reunion years for the Wildcat classes we built this event around.

When Gil and I got this idea started we had our class (Class of ’71) and the class just ahead of us and the class just behind us in mind. So as we enter year number 32 for the  BWC-Linfield Homecoming events it is kind of special.  This year it’s on Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 3. Golf and a special event honoring the 50-year reunion class of 1970 will be on Friday and our Tailgater on Saturday.

We’ll golf at Michelbook on Friday. Not many changes there. Still $90 for 18 holes and includes your share of a golf cart, a free raffle ticket, all the range balls you would like to hit and beer as long as it lasts. It is open to all men and women and is surely one of the highlights of our weekend. For the second straight year, in lieu of our ever popular tee prize, we are showing our Philanthropic colors and donating any money above our cost for the event to the Gil Hargreaves Endowed Scholarship Fund and the Linfield Athletic Department.

Tee time is 1 p.m. (although we may be teeing off a little earlier if we can work it out) and registration begins at 10:30 p.m.

Last year the BWC was back at our old stomping grounds in in front of the Linfield Theater where we hosted upwards of 120 Wildcats circa 1965-75 give or take a few years). Same-o this year. We’ll begin around 10 a.m. Bill Hayden will again be catering with a menu that is above and beyond any tailgater you’ve ever been to. BBQ ribs, salmon, burgers, hot dogs, chicken, salads, chips, desserts and all the beer, wine, pop and water you hold. It’s all you can eat and it just $25 per person.

All that being said we hope you take a browse through this improving website. Look at our invitation list, glance at our history, enjoy the pictures and get excited about the coming year. Leave us a note or if you like send us an email to bwc_linfield@frontier.com and keep checking in to this site as we will have pre-registration opportunities soon allowing you to sign up and pre-pay for our golf tournament and tailgater.

And tell your friends from our era. And of course we want to extend a special invite to those of you from the Class of 1970. We think you’ll have a great time visiting with your old classmates.

Bottom line is it is a great year to make an effort to get back to Linfield and in particular partake in the BWC.

Top left: Manning a registration table at our BWC tailgater are our Co-founder Gil Hargreaves and Kasia Stahancyk around 1996. At right above: Gary Smith and Vince Doherty no doubt discussing their favorite Linfield classes at our first tailgater in 1988. Below: Some 20 years later Rogers Ishizu, Bob Haack and Steve Pickering holding down the registration table.