Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:
As we get ready for another hot & sunny weekend, our thoughts turn to the folks on the East Coast who are facing a much different weekend. We hope that impact to people and property is as minimal as possible. Here in San Diego, we’ve got three great events coming up in the next week, see below for details.
NC State Game Watch
Saturday, October 8th, 9:00 am (Pacific Time)
After a win-through-more-offense game last week, this week’s game should show if we’re making any progress on the defensive side. We’ve only faced NC State once before, in the Gator Bowl during Tyrone Willingham’s first season. The outcome was a rather decisive loss. NC State is #37 in scoring defense, so it seems unlikely we’ll pile up another 50 points, as they are allowing only 21 points per game. Yes, their opponents have not been top-25 caliber, and yes, their one loss was vs. 2-3 East Carolina, so this contest shouldn’t be as tough as the two that will follow (Stanford & Miami). What this game should be is a measure of progress, and an indicator of how our October will go. Note that there is still some risk to the game time, given the severe weather which will be hitting the East Cost this weekend, so check your favorite sports websites to confirm we’re still on for our 9am (Pacific Time) start. You don’t need to be a club member, ND grad or even San Diego resident to join us, you just need to love ND football. ** Important Note: Prospect Bar has changed its name to Rooftop La Jolla, but the address is the same. Here’s how to find us: Rooftop La Jolla (formerly Prospect Bar & Grill) – Downtown La Jolla • East Village Tavern + Bowl – Downtown San Diego
8th Annual Fall Crawl (FB Link)
Saturday, October 8th, 11:30am (registration); Noon (start)
Every year, our (mostly young) alumni compete with other local alumni groups in this annual tradition organized by the Duke club. Join Young Alumni coordinators Jackie Rodriguez ’10 and Roger Sammon ’14 as they lead the Irish team to victory. Stops along the crawl will include Basic (starting point), EVTB, Knotty Barrel, Bootlegger, Social Tap, The Deck at Moonshine Flats (In that order). Your $15 ($20 at the door) includes pizza at Basic, plus a specialty drink at TWO different pub crawl locations, plus drink specials at ALL locations, plus a raffle ticket for prizes at ALL locations, plus a souvenir item (limited to the first 100 people that register so register soon!) plus an afternoon of fun with awesome young professional peeps in San Diego! The event will probably max out their 150 person capacity, so get your registration in early. You do not need to be officially a young alum to participate, by the way. Register at this link, and feel free to drop a note to Jackie & Brendan to know to look for you via the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address.
Domerpreneurs visit Turquoise Barn Cider!
Wednesday, October 12th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Turquoise Barn Cider, 955 Maple Street, Ramona, CA 92065
Cost: Free! (appetizers provided by the club)
Please RSVP by Oct 11 to: Alex Montoya ’96 at email@example.com
If you are a business owner or aspire to be one, please join us at our second Domerpreneurs event on October 12! We will be having a social gathering at Turquoise Barn Cider, a hard cider company owned and operated by Notre Dame & SMC alumni. Please join us for networking and free appetizers provided by the club. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the newly-released fall cider. Special thanks to Neil ’08 and Sarah SMC ’07 Kennedy for hosting.
Halloween Party for Kids at Fr. Joe’s Village
Friday, October 28th, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Domer Friends and Families, we need your help and support for our next community outreach event. On October 28, Friday, at the Father Joe Village downtown San Diego (Imperial Ave) we will put on a Halloween Themed celebration for homeless and disadvantaged teens. We need a team that is willing to be creative to decorate the hall, manage the food line, and also set up a craft table full of supplies to make your own masquerade mask. We are looking at 60 to 70 total people with 50 teens and the rest support staff and volunteers. Having fun is authorized, making a positive influence on these challenged teens is welcomed, and giving this group of party goers a few hours of normalcy is the goal. We need food, music, and people the day of the event willing to enjoy
the evening (In costume would be great!). if you’re interested in volunteering or if you would like more information please contact Martin Holguin MBA ’14 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buses to the USC Game
Saturday, November 26th, One bus at 10:00am, two at 12:30pm
The Irish return to Southern California on Saturday, November 26th for what we assume will be a 5pm game (officially, the time is not yet announced), and your San Diego Club will get you there! Cheer the Irish on to victory! Avoid the traffic and parking hassles. Add to the fun of this day by partying with other Irish backers during the relaxing ride north.
For pickup times & locations, cost, reservation and payment info, see the USC Bus Event Pages for each bus:
Old Town Transit Center (10:00a departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusOldTown.
Sabre Springs Park & Ride (12:30p departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSabreSprings
Solana Beach (12:30p departure):http://sandiego.undclub.org/2016USCBusSolanaBeach
For any questions, e-mail email@example.com
Ken Stimeling ’90
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego