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February 2014

Big Ten Club
Master Schedule

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March 16, 2014

B1G TEN Basketball Championship Game


4089 Lincoln Blvd.

Marina del Ray, CA 90232

Free, Food/drink specials, Patio Bar Games

March 22, 2014

Lights Camera Cure

Avalon Theater

1735 Vine St.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Help fight pediatric cancer, Sponsored by Big Ten, Tickets on sale in February, $25 off of VIP tickets for Big Ten Club Members (code = BTCVIP), $10 off general admission for Big Ten Club Members (code = BTCGCA)

April 12, 2014

LA Food Bank Community Service Event

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

1734 East 41st St.

Los Angeles, CA

Make a difference, Free, Join us for the post-event lunch as well, Co-sponsored with Northwestern and Nebraska chapters

May 7, 2014

Q2 Board of Directors’ Meeting


11326 W Pico Blvd

West Los Angeles, 90064

Open to all

July 3, 2014

Hollywood Bowl with Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90068

Pre-show picnic at Camrose Park, RSVP before Friday May 16, co-sponsored with Penn State

President's Letter

Message from BTC President – Robert Webb

Big Ten Club Members:

Hope everyone has been enjoying B1G TEN Conference basketball over the last month. I can’t remember a season where I have seen so many excellent games, upsets, and comebacks.
The club leadership has been hard at work putting together some high quality events. Save the date and attend the event- you won’t regret it.
Rose Bowl Brick – Deadline March 1st
Create your own legacy and become part of the Rose Bowl Stadium with a personalized engraved brick. Click Here for more info and to purchase.

3/16 - B1G TEN Basketball Championship Game Viewing Party
Join the Big Ten Club on Saturday, March 16th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. as we watch the B1G TEN Basketball Championship Game at Brennan's in Marina Del Ray. There will be food and drink specials and patio bar games. RVSP today!
3/23 - Light Camera Cure - Pediatric Cancer Benefit
The Hollywood Dance Marathon, a benefit to fight pediatric cancer, will take place on Sunday, March 23. The Big Ten club is proud to be a sponsor of this event, which is produced by the Penn State LA Alumni. We invite teams from our Big Ten Schools to sign up and raise funds for Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Hershey Children's Hospital. Big Ten Club members can get $25 off of VIP tickets using the code BTCVIP, and $10 off of general admission tickets using the code BTCGCA. Click Here for more info.

Upcoming Big Ten Club Events
March 16th - B1G TEN Basketball Championship Game
March 23rd - Lights Camera Cure
April 12th - LA Foodbank 
April/May - Person of the Year
July 3rdHollywood Bowl Fireworks – with Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers
August 3rd – Big Ten Day at Dodgers Stadium – Cubs vs. Dodgers

As always, I would like to welcome our new members to the Big Ten Club family, and also to thank our renewing members for their continual support. Click Here to Join/Renew.

Want to get involved with the club?  The next Board of Directors' Meeting is May 7. Members are welcome to attend. RSVP Today.

Robert Webb
President – Big Ten Club of Southern California
Wisconsin Alumni

Upcoming Club Events

B1G TEN Basketball Championship Game
1st Annual BTC B1G Ten Championship Basketball Viewing...

March 16, 2014

12:00 pm-4:00 pm


4089 Lincoln Rd.

Marina del Ray, CA 90232

The Big Ten Club Of Southern California welcomes you to our 1st Annual Big Ten Championship Game and NCAA Selection Show Viewing Party.

Celebrate the end of the regular basketball season with Big Ten Friends and see where or if your team lands in the NCAA Tournament.


This is event is open to all Big Ten Club members, Alumni, Fans, Friends and Family.

Why you should come

Basketball is fun to watch

Big Ten Fans Rock


Food/Drink Specials

Patio Bar Games - Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Corn Hole

Raffle Prizes for Club Members


RSVP for the Basketball Championship Game Watch Today!

Lights Camera Cure


Sunday, March 23rd 2pm - 8pm

The Big Ten club is proud to be a sponsor of this event, which is produced by the Penn State LA Alumni. We invite teams from our Big Ten Schools to sign up and raise funds for Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Hershey Children's Hospital

Lights Camera Cure: The Hollywood Dance Marathon is a 6-hour dance party/charity event at the historic Avalon Theater in the heart of Hollywood. The event features live entertainment (bands, musicians, DJ, etc.) performing for supporters who have signed up to dance and raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer research and treatment. Of course, the Hollywood locale is complete with a Red Carpet, celebrities & VIPs, a silent auction and more. The event is hosted by the Penn State Los Angeles Alumni Chapter (PSULA) and Lights Camera Cure, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.

In its first two years, the event has donated over $100,000 to the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. This year, Lights Camera Cure is also partnering with Children's Hospital Los Angeles, a member of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, to make this the first bicoastal dance marathon fundraiser.

No dance skills are required! Just a desire to help kids with cancer. SIGN UP TO DANCE TODAY! Big Ten Club members can get $25 off of VIP tickets with the code BTCVIP, and $10 off general admission tickets with the code BTCGCA.

WHEN: Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 2PM-8PM
WHERE: Avalon Hollywood1735 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028
WHY: For the Kids (FTK)
WHO: Anyone who wants to help fight pediatric cancer!


LA Food Bank Community Service

Saturday, April 12
8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
1734 East 41st St.
Los Angeles, CA 

We have fun.  We do good.  We'd love you to volunteer with us Saturday morning, April 12th, for our Club's annual community service project at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.  Please RSVP by 4/2.  

Our goal is to have 50 Big Ten friends to volunteer. The LA Regional Food Bank is a non-profit organization that solicits, stores and distributes donated food and grocery projects to charitable agencies throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.

As we've done in past years, we'll sort, clean and repackage donated items for a morning under the direction of the Food Bank staff and then, if there's interest, we'll head off to lunch at a local restaurant. This is always a rewarding event to participate in, it's free, and you will receive good karma for another year. 

Please note: the minimum age to volunteer is 14. 

  • Make a positive difference for our Los Angeles community
  • It's not horrible...some even claim it to be fun  
  • Meet other good looking and smart Big Ten alumni
  • Advance the good name of the Big Ten Club of Southern California

Co-Sponsored by the LA Badgers and the Northwestern University Club of Los Angeles.  
Questions? Jim Jacobs, Big Ten Club Vice President (NU) at or call him at 626.334.5676 (home).

                                  RSVP for the Food Bank Event Today!

2014 Q2 Board of Directors' Meeting

Attend the Big Ten Club Directors' Meeting!

RSVP for the Q2 Board of Directors' Meeting Today!

Wednesday, May 7


11326 W Pico Blvd.

West Los Angeles, CA 90064

Bring ideas, provide feedback and share insights

Great way for past Presidents, Officers and Directors to connect

Key Topics

Officers Reports

Summer Events (Hollywood Bowl, Beach Party, Caucus, Cubs Game)

New Business/Old Business

Director Updates


6pm – 7pm: Cash Bar, Networking, Mingling, Traffic Buffer

7pm – 9pm: Meeting and Dinner

Add an Agenda Item

If you would like to add an item to the agenda please email Emily Sauter at by May 1st

Dinner Cost: $26 ($28.29 with Eventbrite fees)

Includes salad, potato, dessert, entree, and non-alcoholic drink.

Director Responsibilities

Directors are required to attend the board meetings. Schools are required to co-sponsor a Big Ten Club event every 2 years.

Director Update - Guidelines

Each director will have an opportunity to provide a 2 minute update at the end of the meeting. Please limit comments to topics that are relevant to other schools or the BIG TEN CLUB. If you need additional time, add an agenda item.

Questions, Comments, Update Contact Information

Emily Sauter


RSVP for the Q2 Board of Directors' Meeting Today!

July 3rd Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Martin and Steep...

July 3rd Fireworks Show at the Hollywood Bowl with Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers

RSVP for the Hollywood Bowl Concert Today!

Thursday, July 3rd 

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90068

Grab some friends, show up early, bring bottle of wine & a picnic basket, and enjoy the company of good Midwestern schooled folk.

This annual celebration includes patriotic music, special guest star Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers, and awesome fireworks. Co-sponsored with Penn State Alumni of LA.

Pre-Concert Picnic - 5pm-7pm

Location: Camrose Park - we have tables reserved directly adjacent to the Hollywood Bowl parking lot.

BTC will provide: limited Hor d'oeuvres and beverages

Ticket Pick-up: Tickets will be distributed during the Pre-Concert Picnic

Concert - 7:30pm - 10pm

Seat Location: 'Super Seats', Section H & J1

Tickets: Ticket priority is based on sale date. Purchase tickets together to ensure adjacent seating

MUST RSVP by 1pm on Friday, May 16th.

Questions? Len Roth, Event Chairman, 818-609-7575 x242,

RSVP for the Hollywood Bowl Concert Today!

Save the Date- Cubs v. Dodgers

The Big Ten Club will be heading to the Cubs v. Dodgers game on Sunday, August 3rd. Save the date!

Renew your Big Ten Club membership

Remember to renew your Big Ten Club Membership today for the 2013-2014 year to continue to take advantage of all the great benefits of membership, including Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship ticket access. Renew today! 

Top 10 Reasons to Join the Big Ten Club:
12.  Access to Rose Bowl Tickets, and this year also access to BCS National Championship 

11.  Annual Caucus Football Kickoff BBQ at the Tournament House (fka the Wrigley  


10.  Network with like-minded Big-Ten-schooled transplants

9.    Socialize with like-minded Big-Ten-schooled good-looking    

8.    Pick the winners in our "Finish of the Big Ten Contest" and win 2 free Rose Bowl 

7.    Enjoy a private lunch with the Rose Parade Queen and Court at 
       the exclusive Valley Hunt Club

6.    Membership dues are only $15 (under 30 years old), $30 a year for 
       older folk, or VIP Life Membership for $450

5.    Attend the Club's Person of the Year Award Program - honorees 
Mark Murphy, Drew BreesBarry Alvarez, Bob    
Franco Harris, Mark Spitz, John Wooden, Sherry Lansing
       Lloyd Carr, 
Archie Griffin, Tex Winter, Keith Jackson, Bob   
Hayden Fry and more...

4.    Help make a positive impact on the community with events like 
       the LA Food Bank and annual Toy Drive

3.    Celebrate our long standing relationship with Pasadena 
       Tournament of Roses Officials and enjoy special private events at 
       the Tournament House (fka the Wrigley Mansion)

2.    Access to Rose Bowl tickets, and this year also access to BCS National 
       Championship Tickets

1.    Become part of a vibrant and tradition rich organization founded 
       in 1933 to enjoy the camaraderie of good Big Ten people at 
       extraordinary Southern California events

Renew today and don't forget to spread the word about this extraordinary organization.

Big Ten Club Contact Cards
2012-13 version now available

Big Ten Club Members -- We printed new Club business cards for our members to have and pass out to interested parties and prospective members.  We also established a permanent BTC mailing address and phone number for contacts.  These cards are excellent for chance meetings and to get people interested in the Big Ten Club.  Send an email with your mailing address to and we'll send you us spread the good word about the Big Ten Club!