Navy Game Watch (La Jolla Only), Nativity Prep, USC Buses

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

November arrived quickly didn’t it? This next-to-last month of the year always brings a bevy of great club activities, and this November is no exception. We’ll finish the month with our bi-annual So. Cal matchup against the Trojans, but before we get there (…and your club can literally get you there via our buses to the game, see below), we’ll have a couple of great community service projects, and 2/3 of the football matchups needed to take the Commander in Chief’s trophy. Although I’m not posting the Halloween Candy Collection list again due to length, you can check out Monday’s post if you think you can help with pickup or bagging. For the rest, read below for details…

Navy Game Watch (Rooftop La Jolla Only, no EVT)
Saturday, November 5th, 8:30 am (Pacific Time)
The annual Navy matchup has to be one of the games that makes you nervous every year, and this year there’s reason even beyond the normal concern. Navy (5-2) has some legitimate victories on their resume this year, headlined by a 46-40 win over #6 Houston. They are #5 in the country for rushing offense and for 3rd down conversions. They are, however, #120 for passing offense and tackles for loss, and #103 in stopping opponents’ red zone conversions, so they’re rather one-dimensional offensively and don’t have a stellar defense. So, expect a shootout, and hope that our defense continues their recent progress. If we can stop the Middies, we have a pretty good shot at adding another victory in our quest for 0.500. This is an early game, and given the unusual hour, we’ll only have one location to join your local ND family to watch the game. No excuses, you’ll get an extra hour of sleep Saturday night due to the time change, so set your alarm and join us in La Jolla! Here’s how to find us: Rooftop La Jolla (formerly Prospect Bar & Grill) – Downtown La Jolla

Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Dinners
Thursday & Friday, November 17th & 18th
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego again this year is sponsoring Thanksgiving Dinner for the students and teachers at Nativity Prep Academy. We are looking for: 1. Cash donations (to purchase the dinners), 2. Assistance assembling and delivering the dinners to the school. (Nov 17th & 18th). To assist us with your time, talent or treasure, please visit the event page on our website, or send e-mail to event chairperson Barney King ’70 at

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 their biennial away game vs. the Trojans, and your San Diego Club will get you there! NOTE THAT AT THIS POINT THE GAME WILL LIKELY BE EARLIER THAN 5PM, SO WATCH FOR SPECIFIC DEPARTURE TIMES AS WE GET CLOSER TO GAME DAY! 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):
Sabre Springs Park & Ride (12:30p departure):
Solana Beach (12:30p departure):

For any questions, e-mail


Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego

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