UCLA to unveil statue of legendary basketball coach John R. Wooden
By Nick Ammazzalorso October 24, 2012 Category: Campus News
UCLA will unveil a statue of legendary men's basketball coach John Wooden in a public ceremony on the North Plaza outside the new Pauley Pavilion.
Celebrated former UCLA women's basketball star Ann Meyers Drysdale will serve as master of ceremonies for the event, which will feature remarks from (in order):
• UCLA Chancellor Gene Block
• ASUCLA President David Bocarsly
• UCLA benefactor Jim Collins
• UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero
• John Wooden's children, Nan and Jim Wooden (after the unveiling)
Ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. (PDT) on Friday, Oct. 26
(Media may arrive beginning at 1:30 p.m. and should follow the parking information below.)
Plaza on the north side of Pauley Pavilion
Parking will not be available in the turnaround in front of the James West Alumni Center. Vehicles parked on red curbs without prior authorization are subject to ticketing.
Standard-sized news vans:
In the area north of Pauley Pavilion, parallel park on the west side of the Pauley Pavilion Access Road fire lane, which separates the Wooden Center from the Intramural Field. Vehicles can access campus from Sunset Boulevard/Westwood Plaza, then turn right on Charles E. Young Drive North and left on the access road. Follow parking signage.
Oversized news trucks:
To maintain fire-safety access, oversized satellite trucks will not be permitted in the fire lane. These vehicles should park in the cut-out on Charles E. Young Drive North, immediately north of the Intramural Field.
Note on live broadcasts: For safety reasons, cables will not be allowed.
News media in passenger vehicles:
Parking for passenger vehicles will be available in Parking Structure 6. For a courtesy permit, show a valid press credential at the parking kiosk on Westwood Plaza.
Paid parking will be available in Parking Structure 4.
Nick Ammazzalorso, UCLA Athletics | 310-206-3402 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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