Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family!
Well, the big week is finally upon us! No, not the week that everyone’s back to school…of course I’m referring to the start of Notre Dame Football! See below for details on our two game watch locations for this season. We also have a bunch of community service opportunities going on in the next few weeks, so I’ve included some details and links on those immediately below the football info. Finally, Notre Dame Professionals and the new ND Lawyers Group are teaming up for a tour of the downtown Bankruptcy Courthouse on Sep 23rd, so there’s a save the date / early RSVP note below.
I hope to have the chance to meet a bunch of you at Prospect Bar on Saturday! If I don’t see you first, please don’t hesitate to stop by and say hello.
Starting Saturday, August 30th, 12:30pm
Our beloved Irish kick off the 2014 football season with a game vs. Rice at 12:30pm local time. We have added a Downtown location this year, so we have two options for you, each with specials. For more details, check the dedicated game watch page for each location:
Both locations offer plenty of TV screens, game sound, tasty food and just generally a great atmosphere for cheering on our Irish to victory. Particularly for the early games, it’s best to arrive early if you want your choice of seats, as they do fill up fast! Also, if you’re a member, or if you become a member on Saturday, you’ll be eligible for a drawing for some cool prizes, so make sure to see one of the club officers who will be at the watch locations.
For any and all questions regarding club access to ND Football game tickets, please e-mail Club Ticket Coordinator Chris Vasquez ’88 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Service Opportunities
Not surprisingly for Notre Dame people, members of our local community are engaged in quite a number of charitable events & causes in the coming weeks. Here is a list of events, along with some links to help support the causes…
- Serve Dinner at Fr Joe’s
Saturday, Aug 30th – 4-7p – only three spots remain!
Contact David Mayo ’13 MBA at email@example.com if you’d like to be part of this group.
- Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
Saturday, Sep 13th- 7a – Aquatica Water Park (Sea World)
Join Sandy Kesser SMC ’07 to take the plunge, or just help support the cause. Follow this link:
- Bayside Toss for the Kids Cornhole Tournament
Saturday, Sep 13th- 12p-5p – RUOCOO Park, near the USS Midway.
Brad Owen ’99 challenges all Domers to come out and compete in this famous tailgater activity. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of San Diego. Details at the link: http://bgcspark.com/bayside-toss-for-the-kids-sept-13-2014/
- Culinary Extravaganza to Benefit No Kid Hungry
Sunday, Sep 14th – 3-6p – Hilton Bayfront, near the convention center downtown. Lisa Giannuzzi ’96 welcomes everyone to join her for this great event, which includes food & drink tasting, and a silent auction. Find more details at the link:http://ce.nokidhungry.org/events/taste-nation-san-diego
- Nazareth Orphanage, Tecate trip with Fr. Brian Kelly, Club Chaplain
Saturday, Sep 20th, 7am. Departing from St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Carlsbad. For more information and to know the various projects you can sign-up to assist with, please follow the link: http://www.ofno.org/next-trip. Further questions can be sent to Father Kelly by clicking on Spiritual Moderator link found under Contact Us on the OFNO web page.
- Discounted Legoland Tickets benefit the Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation.
Saturday, Sep 20th only. Contact Frank Whitton ’56 at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain your discounted tickets – $35 will get you basic Legoland entry (not including parking), and $9 more will add access to the Aquarium.
- The Moyer Foundation’s 2014 Celebrity Golf Classic
Wed/Thu, Nov 12 & 13 – Torrey Pines, South Course. Karen Moyer ’87 invites you to join her father, legendary men’s basketball coach Digger Phelps, for a great event to raise funds for the Moyer Foundation, which benefits such amazing causes as Camp Erin ® and Camp Mariposa ®. The camps help children who are struggling with family loss or addiction. Follow the link for more: http://www.moyerfoundation.org/events/event_golf.aspx
NDP & ND Lawyers Tour of US Bankruptcy Court
Tuesday, September 23rd, 3:00pm, followed by a Happy Hour
Tour Cost: FREE
More details coming soon, but to pre-register, contact Bekki Miske ’03 at email@example.com.
GO IRISH BEAT OWLS!!!
Ken Stimeling ’90
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego