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July 2013

Big Ten Club
 Master Schedule

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July 20, 2013

Big Ten Beach Party

Dorothy Green Park (Near Life Guard Towers 25 & 26) 
End of Ocean Park Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA

Summer Beach Party

August 4, 2013  

Day at Del Mar

Del Mar Race Track

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

Del Mar, CA 92014

Co-sponsored with OC Badgers and San Diego Badgers, New Event

August 7, 2013

67th Big Ten Club Caucus

Tournament House

391 South Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91184

Tournament House, Football Kickoff

August 26, 2013

Big Ten MLB Outing - Cubs vs. Dodgers

The Short Stop
1455 Sunset Blvd 
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Bull Pen seats

September 18, 2013

Q3 Board of Directors Meeting

Billingsley’s Steak House

11326 W Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Back to Billingsley’s, Open to all

President's Letter

Hello Big Ten Club Members, 

I hope you all had a great 4th of July!  Our Independence Day Eve celebration with the Annual Hollywood Bowl event was phenomenal.  Josh Groban did not disappoint.  It was nice to see some familiar faces and new friends! 

The next event this summer is the Big Ten Beach Party on July 20th.  It's always a lot of fun in the sun with your favorite midwest folks!  We have a ton of RSVPs already, so be sure to join! 

I'll be off to Chicago for the Big Ten Media Days at the end of the month.  I live in the suburbs now so downtown Chicago does require a bit of travel;)  Joan and Brian will be joining me and returning with reports on the upcoming B1G Football Season. 

They will also be hauling back some goodies for the 67th Annual Caucus with our Tournament of Roses friends on Wednesday, August 7th.  Mark your calendar for this marquee event! 

The Big Ten Club will also be joining the Orange County and San Diego Badgers for a Day at the Races on August 4th.  Del Mar Race track is a fabulous setting for mixing and mingling with Badgers and other Big Ten Club members. 

We are closing out the summer with a Big Ten Day at Dodger Stadium- August 26th.  We have field level seats and a networking section.  Ditch work early and meet up at the Short Stop before the game. 

For updates on these events and what's happening with the club, you can always go to

Wishing you all coolness in the heat of the summer!


Kelly Reynolds
President, Big Ten Club of Southern California

Your President is available.  Feel free to reach out with questions, concerns, ideas, etc.

Upcoming Club Events

Save the Date!

Keep an eye out for additional details on the following event:

  • Big Ten Cocktail Party: Saturday, September 28th

Big Ten Beach Party 7/20/13

Like hanging with Big Ten alumni and friends in the California sun?


Join the Big Ten Club, Big Ten Alumni and Friends for some Beach and Bar fun.  With football season just around the corner, this event is a great way to reinvigorate the Big Ten spirit and rivalry. 

The day starts at the beach with games, music, and great tanning weather. Afterwards we will be walking to a local bar for some fun!!

Beach Fun: We will be organizing volleyball, frisbee, and kickball games for those interested or simply enjoy the rays and music we will be blasting. 



12:30- 3:30  - Beach Fun
4 - 6 - Bar Fun -Finn McCools


What to Bring: Bring your favorite beach toys, towels, sunscreen, water, swimsuit, dry clothes, beverages/snacks to share. There is a Perry's Cafe nearby for those who wish to purchase refreshments.

Drinking on the Beach:  Drinking alcohol in public is not allowed in Santa Monica.


Bar Fun:  After the beach, we will stroll over to cool off with a cold beverage in the shade at FinnMcCools. They will be offering all off their happy hour specials from 4pm - 6pm.

Finn McCools
2700 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-1734

Who: Big Ten Alumni, Friends, Fans Family


Where Exactly?: We will be setting up in the sand near Dorothy Green Park, which is at the end of Ocean Park Boulevard. Look for the giant red, white, and Bucky flag.

Cross Streets: Ocean Park Blvd and Barnard Way
Party is On the Beach - Near Life Guard Towers 25 & 26
Look for the Pop-up Tent and Folks Wearing Big Ten Gear


Where to Park: The closest place to park is in one of the giant lots north or south of Dorothy Green Park. Public Beach Parking is located along Barnard Way. Arrive early to ensure you get a space!

Click Here for location of the Parking Lots

Questions: Robert Webb 858-722-4574

Click here to RSVP for Big Ten Club Beach Party

Join the OC and San Diego Badgers at Del Mar Racetrack- August 4, 2013

The Big Ten Club is joining the Orange County and San Diego Badgers at the Del Mar Race Track this August!

Post Time: 2:00 pm

Gates open at noon

The Infield Pacific Pavilion in the center of the track has been reserved. It features open and airy views throughout, reserved tables, TV monitors, wagering windows,cocktail bars and restrooms. Tickets are $10 which also includes stretch run admission and a program.

Coolers for beverages and food are allowed. Glass is prohibited. Alcohol cannot be brought in, however, there will be plenty to purchase there!!

Please bring an appetizer to share with the group. Parking is available for $10 or you can take the train with free shuttle service from the Amtrak station in Solana Beach to the track.

RSVP early as we only have a limited number of tickets.

Directions: Del Mar Race Track is located just west of I-5 at the Via de la Valle Exit, 20 miles north of San Diego.

And they're off!

67th Annual Big Ten Caucus

Ahhh, the Summertime sizzle…

And we are not talking about the heat… well, the heat of the grill that is.

Please join the Big Ten Club of Southern California for our Annual Caucus.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

6-9 pm

Tournament House

391 South Orange Grove Blvd 
Pasadena, CA 91184

Come watch the official Big Ten Conference Video… Hear from each school’s representative and have a great time talking your own school up.

 You already know about the food but there will also be school-themed prizes and enough fun to take you into football season.  Some of us further than others!


Dress Code: Business casual (school-colored polos acceptable)


We’ll see you in August!  Go Big Ten!


Click Here to RSVP for the Big Ten Caucus

Big Ten Day at Dodgers Stadium- Cubs v. Dodgers 8/26/13

Take yourself out to the ball game and enjoy an evening of baseball fun with Big Ten fans.  While we have awesome field level seats next the Cubs bullpen, this event isn’t just about baseball.  A networking area has been setup near our seats and with the football season starting a few days later, there will be plenty of football talk. 

This event is sponsored by the Big Ten Club of Southern California and local Big Ten Alumni chapters. 

What: Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers with pre & post-game festivities at The Short Stop

Where: The Shortstop, 15 minute walk to Stadium, 1455 Sunset Blvd, LA, CA 90026

               Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012       

When: Monday, August 26th, 5pm Shortstop, game at 7:10pm

Why: Over 100 seats reserved right next to the Cubs Bullpen!

The evening starts with cheap PBR on tap at the Shortstop and then off to see the Cubbies. 

Questions?  Email Lisa Winger: or call 310-709-3469 

Click here to RSVP for Big Ten Day at Dodgers Stadium

Q3 Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

** Back at Billingsley's!**

Bring ideas, provide feedback and share insights

Great way for past Presidents, Officers and Directors to connect


Key Topics

Officers Reports

Fall Events - Big Ten Cocktail Party, Rose Bowl Activites, Holiday Party 

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 Sept 11th


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

Includes salad, potato, entree, dessert, and a 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

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