Miami (FL) Game Watch, Halloween Candy Collection, Nativity Prep Thanksgiving

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

This week we’ve got the game watch info, a heads up regarding ND Navy 2018 tickets, and the Halloween candy collection and Nativity Prep info:

Miami (FL) Game Watch
Saturday, November 11th, 5:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Quite possibly the biggest game of the year this week, Irish fans. Those of us from the “Catholics vs. Convicts” era always have a special desire to beat the Hurricanes of Miami, and much like those days, this game has National Championship implications. #7 Miami comes into this game undefeated at 8-0, but the stats definitely give the Irish an edge. Notre Dame is 18-7-1 vs. Miami, and are 3-0 in the Brian Kelly era. Perhaps more significantly, since beating Toledo in late September, the Hurricanes have scored at most 31 points (Duke) and otherwise have been sub-30, while the Irish with one exception (Georgia) haven’t scored less than 33, finishing at nearly 50 in 5 of those games. Miami has some respectable defensive stats though (#12 in scoring defense, #11 in tackles-for-loss, #4 in turnover margin) so we’ll need to be stout on offense. The Irish are currently 3.5-point favorites, and once again the ESPN Power Index gives the Irish a 62% chance of winning. Oh yes, as the big game of the week, ESPN is hosting College Game Day from Miami and the prime time broadcast on ABC will be called by Fowler & Herbstreit. In summary: huge game. Whether you are an alumni, parent of a current (or former) student, or just love Notre Dame, we’d love to have you watch the game with us! Here’s where we’ll be: Social Tap – Downtown San Diego adjacent to Petco Park • Crust Pizzeria – Carmel Valley • Rosati’s Pizza Pub – Vista

ND-Navy 2018 in San Diego
Just under a year from now (10/27/18), Notre Dame football will take on Navy at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego. Lots of plans are underway to welcome the team and Fighting Irish fans from across the region to our city. It promises to be a “fan”tastic time! Tickets for the game will be available for purchase through the Club before the end of November. The Club will be selling tickets on the PLAZA level and all ticket purchases made thru the Club will support the Club activities. Announcements will be going out shortly with more details thru this FB page and email to all Club members.

Halloween Candy Collection
We need your help, as part of our service to the community we organize the pickup of Halloween candy from local schools.  This candy is then donated to a local charity that takes it to Tijuana to distribute during their Christmas celebrations. If you are able to pick up collected candy from a local Catholic school please email us at

We need volunteers to pick up candy at each school/parish and then either drop it off at Church of St. Luke (El Cajon) for the Central San Diego locations, or at a house in La Jolla for the North County locations. Candy pickups will occur between Nov 6-15th.

For those interested in helping with the bagging of the candy for the distribution to Case de los Pobres, There will be a party to bag the candy at a house in La Jolla at noon on Sunday, November 19th.

    Holy Family School – Linda Vista (map)
    Blessed Sacrament School – San Diego (map)
    Nazareth School – Mission Valley (map)
    Our Lady’s School – San Diego (map)
    St. Didacus School – Normal Heights (map)
    St. Patrick’s School – North Park (map)
    St. Rita’s School – Valencia Park (map)
    St. James Academy – Solana Beach (map)
    St Francis of Assisi – Vista (map)
    St. John School – Encinitas (map)
    St. Mary’s School ‐ Escondido (map)
    St. Gregory the Great ‐ San Diego (map)
   St. Michael’s School ‐ Poway (map)
   St. Joseph Academy &dash San Marcos (map)
   St. Mary, Star of the Sea School ‐ Oceanside (map)
    St. Charles Borromeo Academy – Point Loma (map)
   St. Vincent de Paul School ‐ San Diego (map)
   School of the Madeleine ‐ San Diego (map)
    Stella Maris Academy ‐ La Jolla (map)
    Sacred Heart School – Coronado (map)
    St. Michael’s Academy – Paradise Hills (map)
    St. Pius X School – Chula Vista (map)
   Blessed Sacrament Church ‐ San Diego (map)
   Church of the Resurrection ‐ Escondido (map)
   Saint Patrick ‐ Carlsbad (map)
   San Rafael Parish ‐ Rancho Bernardo (map)
   Saint James ‐ Solana Beach (map)
   Saint Gregory the Great Church ‐ San Diego (map)
   Our Lady of Grace Church ‐ El Cajon (map)
   Saint Mary ‐ National City (map)
   Our Lady of Guadalupe Church ‐ San Diego (map)
   Sacred Hearth Church ‐ Coronado (map)

Even just a single pickup would be a great help, so please act today!

Nativity Prep Thanksgiving Dinners
Thursday & Friday, November 16th & 17th
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego again this year is sponsoring Thanksgiving Dinner for the students and teachers at Nativity Prep Academy. You can find all the detail on this flyer, but the summary is that we are looking for: 1. Cash donations (to purchase the dinners), and/or 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

Volunteers Needed for Steam Maker Fair
Saturday, December 2nd
Del Mar Fairgrounds
San Diego ND Alumni and Friends, we are looking for 20 Judges for the Steam Maker Fair on December 2nd at the Del Mar Fair Grounds. Please mark your calendars and save the date. Free parking and admission provided. We will specifically be judging the Discovery Challenge. 40 teams of four will have the choice of nine scientific products. Each group will be judged by the ND Alumni Club on how they discuss the scientific properties of the device and how the devices can be used in the real world. NO SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND NEEDED. For more details contact Martin Holguin at


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

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