In 1910, one of the first homecomings in the nation was organized by two students at the University of Illinois. After many years the spirit of Homecoming dwindled until 1979 when the Student Alumni Association (later to become the Student Alumni Ambassadors) revitalized Homecoming and helped build up the week to what it has become today. This spirited week consists of events such as the Homecoming 5K, Spirit Day, Homecoming Block Party, the Homecoming Pep Rally and the Illini Comeback program.