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Whether you’re taking in a Pilots football game at Wayne State University, sharing a laugh with old classmates at the Senior Summer Luncheon or sharing your experience with an alumni representative during a College Visit, you can connect with the De La Salle Collegiate community through a variety of events that will engage both your mind and your heart.

Photos of the main ballroom at Penna's during the Christian Brothers Dinner.

Christian Brothers Dinner

Since 1983, the Christian Brothers Dinner has served as the premiere annual event hosted by the De La Salle Alumni Association. The annual dinner is a stag event open to alumni, future, current, and past fathers of De La Salle students, as well as friends of the school. The dinner honoree and John C. Monigold Award recipient, is a person who has truly served De La Salle and the Lasallian mission of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

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Reunion Weekend

The Alumni Reunion Weekend has been designed to enhance the alumni reunion program. The weekend consists of gatherings at the annual Homecoming football game at Wayne State University and a post-game social at Detroit's Garden Bowl, owned by alumnus David Zainea ‘80. On Saturday all alumni celebrating a reunion are welcomed back to the school for mass and a dinner reception. 

De La Salle alumni with Michigan men's basketball coach John Beilein at Crisler Arena.

College Campus Visits

The College Visit Tour is a way for the Alumni Association to stay connected with its younger alumni away at college. It is also an opportunity for those recent graduates to stay in touch with their alma mater. The Alumni Association makes annual visits to the University of Michigan, Michigan State, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Grand Valley State, Ferris State, Northwood, and Albion College. The association has also visited with students in Chicago. 

A golf takes a swing off the tee during the inaugural Christian Brothers Classic at the Detroit Golf Club.

Christian Brothers Classic

The Christian Brothers Classic is a premium golf outing hosted by De La Salle Collegiate, at the historic Detroit Golf Club on the city's west side. Established in 2019, the inaugural classic sold out and was a tremendous success. This outing is open to all alumni, current and past parents, and friends of De La Salle Collegiate. Funds raised in the golf outing are used by the school for tuition assistance.  

Players compete in the annual alumni basketball tournament.

Alumni Hoops Tournament

The alumni basketball tournament is open to former De La Salle basketball players for an opportunity to compete for the Joseph Novak Family Trophy. The annual tournament is typically held over the first weekend in March. For more information about the alumni basketball tournament contact tournament director Joe Novak.

Tony Mattar at the 2018 Senior Alumni Christmas Luncheon.

Senior Luncheons

Twice a year the Alumni Association invites its senior alumni from De La Salle and St. Joseph's to gather for a meal with their Lasallian brothers. There is an annual Christmas party, typically held at Barrister Gardens in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan. There is also a summer party, held in mid-June in the school cafeteria.