San Diego Jayhawks enjoy KU Night with the Padres

Posted on May 14, 2014 in Alumni News and News

Jayhawks in the San Diego Chapter gathered for a night at the ballpark last week when the Kansas City Royals came to town to take on the Padres.

Chapter leader Gardner Wright, c’83, organized the popular event for local alumni, now in its second year. Nearly 80 Jayhawks of all ages—and all decked out in either KU or Royals gear—enjoyed KU camaraderie, a buffet and beverages, and a view of the sun setting on the bay from the Western Metal Rooftop, an all-inclusive seating area at Petco Park.

Six current KU students who are graduating this weekend also attended, and they discovered what a great opportunity chapter events can provide them as they’re looking for jobs. Heads up, students or recent grads who might be reading this, consider attending an alumni chapter event in your city!

“We also had ten alumni fly in to San Diego just for our event,” Gardner said, adding that they saw the event posted online, wanted to visit San Diego and hopped a plane.

Several lucky attendees won prizes including a KU flag (the most in-demand prize, according to Gardner), a golf outing to Pechanga Golf Resort donated by Scott Mallory, ’84,  and gift certificates to chapter watch sites the Boardwalk and Kansas City BBQ, which are both owned by fellow alumni.

Next up for San Diego Jayhawks: an end-of-summer event at Delmar Racetrack on August 9. Mark your calendar!

Watch the slideshow below to see pictures from the event, or click here to view the photos on Flickr.

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