ND Baseball in SD, Sr Alumni Luncheon

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:
This coming weekend, we have one of those rare opportunities to see an Irish athletic team right here in San Diego! Starting Friday night, ND Baseball faces teams from San Diego and around the country at the Tony Gwynn Classic. Details are below — let’s make a HUGE showing and let the team know what sort of incredible support they have in San Diego!

If you have a great idea for an event, or would like to help with club activities, our next board meeting is this coming Tuesday in the North Clairemont area. EMail President Matt Griesbach at president@ndsandiego.org for details. We’d love to have you!

ND Baseball in San Diego
The Notre Dame Baseball Team will be competing in the Tony Gwynn Classic from February 24-26. The tournament is hosted by San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. So far, only the first game details & tickets are available, so watch the Tony Gwynn Classic Website, or the official ND Baseball Site for details regarding Saturday and Sunday.
Friday 2/24, 6 p.m. at USD: USD vs. Notre Dame (ticket site)
Saturday 2/25, noon (according the the ND Baseball site) – further details not yet posted
Sunday 2/26, 10 a.m. (according the the ND Baseball site) – further details not yet posted

Senior Alumni Luncheon, “Creating the Joint Strike Fighter”
Thursday, March 23rd, 1130 – Social gathering, 1200 – Lunch
Lomas Santa Fe Country Club (1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach)
Lunch Cost: $18.00 (Tip and Tax included)
Please RSVP to: Frank Whitton ’56 at 760-438-9400 (to ensure enough tables and lunch)
Speaker: Dr. Paul M. Bevilaqua ’67
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was developed to meet the multirole fighter requirements of the US Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and our allies. The Air Force variant is a supersonic, single engine stealth fighter. The Navy variant has a larger wing and more robust structure in order to operate from aircraft carriers, while the Marine Corps variant incorporates an innovative propulsion system that can be switched from a turbofan cycle to a turbo shaft cycle for vertical takeoff and landing. This propulsion system enabled the X-35 to become the first aircraft in history to fly at supersonic speeds, hover, and land vertically. The development team won the Collier Trophy, which recognizes “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America” that year, for this accomplishment. This presentation will describe the technical and program challenges involved in developing the Joint Strike Fighter and show how an innovative idea became an international program with engineers from half a dozen countries developing a single replacement aircraft for multiple aircraft types.


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

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