Friday Activities


Dowling has invited us to attend the additional 1pm Athletic Hall of Fame Recognition Reception & Ceremony.  If you haven't already sent in a reservation for the Friday events, or would like to come to the Saturday luncheon please email Kathy: by September 26th.  We need to give Dowling a count to save seats for our group.  Below is the schedule for Friday.



HOMECOMING 2019 - Friday, October 4, 2019

Schedule for AHOF Inductees and Stepperettes Drill Team


Please park where you can find a place. You may enter from the 17th Street driveway or Buffalo Road. Once in the building, follow signs to the Auditorium (north end of school past the front office).

Parking for Persons with Disabilities is located just next to the Chapel.

Check in with Kathy Power in the narthex (at the main entrance)

1:00 pm          RECOGNITION RECEPTION & CEREMONY, Auditorium

Refreshments will be served

Dr. Dan Ryan, Dowling Catholic President, will be our Master of Ceremonies, assisted by Tom Wilson, Athletic Director


The eight AHOF Inductees (or a family representative) will give a short talk (3-5 minutes each).

The Stepperettes  will be asked to stand and be recognized.

We will have a table in the back of the auditorium for Stepperettes to share memories including photographs, etc. Please mark your name on the back with contact information if you want them returned to you (or pick up after the reception).

PHOTO SESSION:    We will take photos of your group together in the auditorium.

The induction ceremony should conclude by 2:00 pm.  Enjoy dessert and beverages while we wait to go to the gym for the Pep Assembly.

2:00 pm          TRANSITION TO PEP ASSEMBLY, Main Gym

We will then transition to the large gym (south end) for the 2:30 pm Pep Assembly.

·        Seating for honorees and guests will be in the bleachers in a roped off area.

·        If you or any of your guests need a chair with a back, please let me know

·        During the Pep Assembly, the Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be introduced and asked to come forward to center court for recognition.  Members of the Stepperettes will be asked to stand in place in bleacher section.  Be prepared for it to be loud!  No remarks at this time.

3:00pm           Football Mass in St Joseph Chapel

All are welcome to join the Football team for Mass in the Chapel.


6:15pm           PLEASE ARRIVE AT VALLEY STADIUM (AHOF and Stepperettes)

·        6:30 AHOF Inductees and guests meet inside the stadium near the north goal post and concession stand.  Kimberly Bowman will meet you there.  There will be seating reserved for AHOF inductees and their families. Family members will be directed there along with Stepperettes.

·        Dr. Ryan will lead the inductees through a gate on the field at 6:35 pm for the pre-game on-field recognition.  Guests may stay in the reserved bleacher seating area.

·        For the Stepperettes drill team, on field recognition will take place between the 1st and 2nd quarter.  Ten minutes before the end of quarter 1, meet Kimberly at north end of the field (near Concession stand). We will walk onto the field together and a brief statement will be read about the team. You will form a line and then wave to the crowds on each side of the field!


7:00 pm          Dowling Catholic Maroons  take on Des Moines Lincoln – Homecoming 2019!


Post Game     (after 8:00 PM) Alumni Celebration

Wellmans Pub and Rooftop, 597 Market St. West Des Moines, Iowa


Join fellow alumni for a gathering on the rooftop after the game. Reconnect with our amazing alumni. We will have prizes and a drawing. Dowling Catholic will provide hors d’oeuvres.  Drinks will be a cash bar.