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Friday, September 24, 2010
UCLA celebrating Wooden's 100th birthday

By Diamond Leung

John Wooden would have turned 100 on Oct. 14, and according to the Daily Bruin, UCLA students are scheduled on that day to celebrate the late coach's legacy with festivities during "John Wooden Day."

Student president Jasmine Hill told the paper that while Wooden's family members might not attend because they are still grieving his passing in June, the day-long event is being held with the family's blessing.

Guest speakers are scheduled to honor Wooden in the morning, with students later heading out to grade schools to tell children about Wooden's principles and his Pyramid of Success.
Hill said what she wants first and foremost is for people to walk away from the event with an appreciation of what Wooden meant to the campus, and what he did for the institution.

“This is such a great opportunity to bring different groups of people together,” she said. “What’s more Bruin than Wooden?”