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June 2013

Big Ten Club
 Master Schedule

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July 3, 2013

4th of July Celebration - Josh Groban

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N. Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90068

BTC Annual Concert & Picnic, Co-sponsored by Penn State, Ticket sales for concert now closed

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 26, 2013

Big Ten MLB Outing - Cubs vs. Dodgers

The Short Stop
1455 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, 90026

Bull Pen seats


President's Letter

Hello Fellow Big Ten Folks, 

Summer is here!  Summer is here!  There are picnics, BBQs, and festivities galore!  Be sure to check out what the BTC of So Cal has to offer.  A Beach Party, Day at the Races in Del Mar, and Big Ten Day at a Dodger game- all great ways to enjoy the summer and get to know other Big Ten folks.  Grab a Big Ten friend, contact, or coworker and introduce them to our club with one of these fun summertime events!  You can also request some of our BTC cards as well and spread the word about your favorite club.  

Kelly (La Presidente)

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

Upcoming Club Events

July 3rd Fireworks Show at the Hollywood Bowl Rocks!

**Ticket sales closed, but RSVP to join us for the pre-concert picnic!**

Co-hosted with Penn State Alumni of Los Angeles

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 Josh Groban, and awesome fireworks.   

Pre-Concert Picnic - 5pm-7pm

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

BTC will provide:  limited hor d'oeuvres  and beverages 

Ticket Pick-up:  If you ordered tickets, they will be distributed during the Pre-Concert Picnic

Concert - 7:30pm - 10pm

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

Tickets:  Ticket sales are now closed. 

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

Click here to RSVP for the Pre-Concert Picnic at Camrose Park!

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!

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, their 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 

Continue the tradition started in 1933 by renewing your Big Ten Club Membership for the 2012-13 year.  The Big Ten Club provides value to its membership through keystone events, its relationship with The Tournament of Roses and its ability to connect Big Ten Alumni and friends.   
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!