Grand Valley State University is honoring women in sports.

Alumni and current students at Grand Valley State University who have played varsity sports, club sports or majored in movement science will be honored at an event during the university’s Family Weekend.

The Celebration of Women in Sports and Physical Activity is set for Saturday, October 5, 5:30 p.m. at the Alumni House. The event follows a Laker volleyball game and precedes a football game.

Cari Draft, ’88, owner of Ecotrek Fitness, will be the keynote speaker.

The event serves as a fundraiser for the Boand/Rowe Endowment Fund, which recognizes the leadership of Joan Boand and Patti Rowe on campus by building a fund that will support scholarships and leadership development opportunities for students.

Tickets for the event are $25, which includes the volleyball game, reception and $15 that will go toward the endowment fund. Visit to purchase a ticket.

For more information, contact Keri Becker at or Dana Munk at