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Chico State Wildcat Football Reunion 2022

Chico State Football Reunion Returns!

After not getting together for a couple of years (due to the Covid-19 outbreak), the men who once played football at Chico State return. This years reunion did not disappoint any Wildcat that was able to attend. The much anticipated “40 yard dash” time trials were the most entertaining but also motivational for those looking to participate next year.

It was an honor to have former Coaches Dick Trimmer, Gary Houser and Mike Bellotti in attendance this year. Players from the 60s thru the 90s gathered to rekindle friendships, share memories, meet a fellow Wildcat that either played years later or were a part of the legacy they had often heard about. The final football season at Chico State was in 1997 and we are very motivated to get more of those Wildcats to attend and share their story!

New Chico State Weight Room

The Reunion for 2023 is currently being scheduled for the 14th and 15th of July. We look forward to seeing even more Wildcats in attendance. We will have our Golf tournament and close with the banquet. Proceeds from the golf tournament, banquet and raffles with go towards the Wildcat Scholarship Fund established for the Football family.

Chico State Football Reunion 2019

10th Annual Chico State Football Reunion!                                                                        July 19 – 20, 2019

Friday, July 19th….6:00 pm, Meet and Greet at Madison Bear Garden, 316 W 2nd St R. If you have a jersey, wear it for group photos.

Many of you have been asking about jerseys. Cost of jersey is $50 with your number front and back, embroidered bowl type patch on left chest, iron-on patch on right chest, and Chico State above front number. You may personalize the jersey with your name on the back for an additional $10.

Contact Scott Dennison to order using a credit card.
cell phone: (707) 484-1785
shop phone: (707) 769-1000
or by email:

Deadline to order in time for the reunion is June 20, 2019. Jerseys can be delivered at the reunion or shipped to your address.

Saturday July 20th…Golf Tournament, Bidwell Golf Course $110 per player includes green fee and cart, breakfast and lunch. Why so much this year? Half of your $100 is for your green fees and cart.  Tournament will begin at 8 a.m., check-ins at 7 a.m.  Sponsors are being sought out for particular holes, that money will also go towards the scholarship fund. Sign-ups are being handled online at  the link for Bidwell Golf Course (, scroll down the page until you  see the link for the “Football Reunion”

Saturday July 20th…Reunion banquet will be held at Almendra Winery and Distillery, 9275 Midway, Durham, Ca. Cocktails begin at 6pm, dinner will be served at 7pm. Cost for the banquet is $45 per person.

Lodging… We have rooms reserved at the Ramada Inn (formerly Holiday Inn) 685 Manzanita Ct., 530-433-1636 to receive the special $120 rate mention, Chico State Football Reunion when making your reservation.

Look forward to seeing you in Chico. Go Cat’s!

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