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Jan, 2015

Surprise 90th birthday party for Uni legend Dick Kampmann on Feb. 7

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[Posted January 23, 2015] Uni’s legendary cross-country and track & field coach Dick Kampmann reached 90 years of age on January 13, but alumni from as far away as Brazil are headed back to Southern California for a surprise birthday party.

The cake, candles and memories will be on display beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, February 7, 2015 at The Waves Café at Pepperdine University (where Kampmann coached cross country and track after retiring from Uni).

Kampmann taught physical education and coached at Uni from 1960-84, leaving a remarkable legacy of success, unmatched by any other coach in school history:

  • 8 All-City team championships
  • 24 All-City individual champions
  • 77 Western League team champions
  • 252 Western League individual champions
  • 875 dual-meet wins, vs. 267 losses and 3 ties (a 76.6% winning percentage!)

The event is free, but we do need to know how many folks are coming . . . so that we can have cake for everyone! Please RSVP by e-mail to rperelman@perelman-pioneer.com not later than Tuesday, February 3. All the address and parking details can be found on this one-pager, which can be shared with friends.

And mums the word to Coach . . . it’s (still) a surprise!


2 thoughts on “Surprise 90th birthday party for Uni legend Dick Kampmann on Feb. 7

  1. Francisco Campos

    It was a great party. Excellent turnout! Now a Happy 91st!
    My Wife Angeline & I and our daughter’s have been fortunate to have you in our lives all these years!!
    Coach “K” We love you and wish you many more Birthdays!!
    Class of 78


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