Feb 24: MSU vs UM Game Watch

Rivalry Week is back! Come out to The Brick Yard to watch our Spartans take on the Wolverines at 12:45pm PST.

Enjoy $23 beer buckets, $15 Mimosa Carafes, and $9 MSU Mules on game day.

Additionally, be on the lookout for announcements from us about our annual Day of Service Event on April 13th. We’re looking forward to seeing our fellow Spartans for a day of giving back to our home-away-from- East Lansing.

GO GREEN, BEAT MICHIGAN!

Redbox Bowl in Santa Clara

SPARTAN FANS! We’ve officially secured a block of DISCOUNTED tickets to The RebBox Bowl at Levi’s Stadium on Monday, December 31st. All net profits from our ticket sales will go directly towards our Bay Area Scholarship Fund.

We have End Zone Tickets for $35ea (Sec 128, Rows 14-17) and 100 Level Goal Line Tickets for $55ea (Sec 132, Rows 8-11). We’re also offering discounted parking passes for $30, they’re $40 on GameDay. You can purchase them directly on the Eventbrite link below and all tickets will be emailed to you after 12/20.

Redbox Bowl

MSU OFFICIAL PEP RALLY DETAILS:
-Sunday, December 30th 12pm-1pm at Justin Hermann Plaza
-This is free and open to the public, both bands and mascots will be in attendance from MSU and Oregon

MSU OFFICIAL TAILGATE DETAILS:
-Monday, December 31st, time and location still TBD
-We will post details and ticket information as soon as it’s available

TICKETS:

redboxbowl.eventbrite.com

Mar 25: Detroit Red Wings at Sharks

It is hockey season! Come out to cheer on our Detroit Red Wings as they face the San Jose Sharks on Monday, March 25th!

The Red Wings are only in town once during the regular season, so this is it – don’t miss your chance! This is a joint event between the SF Bay Area Spartans and the University of Michigan Bay Area Club – so you can count on a lot of Detroit fans to cheer with! Doors open at 6:15 pm and the puck drops at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are on sale now!

Oct 20: MSU vs UM Game Watch

Wow! What a fantastic football win last weekend against Penn State! We had a small but mighty group at The Brick Yard in San Francisco watching together. Let’s carry the momentum through this weekend!

Aimee Wise (Game Watch Director), Chad Lesausky (Club Photographer), and I (Sara Sobon – President) will be at The Brick Yard this Saturday to host the biggest game watch of the football season; Michigan State University vs. University of Michigan. The game starts at 9:00 AM and we hope that you can join us for brunch to cheer on our Spartans!

The Brick Yard will have food and drink specials, and we will have great prizes that we will be raffling off to help support our scholarship fund! Raffle tickets will be sold for $5, $10, and $20, so please bring cash or you can Venmo one of the club’s board members. Some of the bigger prizes include a signed Jalen Watts-Jackson poster from the big MSU vs. UM football game in 2015, signed photos from other MSU football and basketball players, and a MSU themed woven afghan blanket.

Reservations recommended for the Game Watch, so call the Brick Yard to reserve your table.

In other club news, Aimee Wise and Katelyn Dunaski have graciously volunteered to help to support two of our open board roles: Game Watch Director and Community Service Events Director respectively. Welcome, Aimee & Katelyn!

We still need 4 more volunteers to fill out the board, so if you are interested, please check out the website for the role descriptions or reach out to me to learn more!

New Season, New Leadership!

Greetings, fellow Spartans! As we get the 2018-2019 football season under way tonight, I wanted to provide an update with regards to the Club’s Board of Directors.  After 8 years as President, and 4 more as Communications Director, I have decided that it’s time for me to step down from the board, and allow for new enthusiastic Spartans to take the reigns and continue to grow our club.

When I started on the board way back in 2006, we’d have only a few people at a game watch at Kezar’s in the Lower Haight. But from the start, we were already plotting and scheming on how we could build the SF Bay Area Spartans into something really great.  Looking back, I couldn’t be more proud of all we have accomplished bringing so many great and diverse alumni together over the hundreds of successful events I’ve had the pleasure to oversee in my time leading our Club.  From networking nights, community service events, to game watches (at an official, sponsored bar!), to wine country tours, Tigers, Lions, Pistons, and Wings games and of course our fantastic Family Picnic!

This summer, it was a thrill to finally be able to give out our first scholarship grant – from our own Club’s endowment – that took so many of us so much time and energy to get established. Now when we host any event, there are tons of great alumni that show up! We’ve come such a long way from just us intrepid few back when. A huge thank you to the countless awesome board members (you know who you are) that have helped us along this journey to get us to where we are today!

Let’s keep building on all our great momentum by welcoming Sara Sobon as our new Club President!  I have been waiting a long while for the right person to step up and enthusiastically want to take on the leadership role – and that person is Sara.  She has done a great job for us on our community service events since she joined the Board, and I am more than confident that she will do a great job leading the club as well! Go Sara! I’m very excited to see the Club continue to grow under her guidance.

We have also welcomed onto the board, Shilpa Shastri who is a 2008 MBA grad from Broad College of Business, and will take over from Audrey looking after our bank accounts and keeping us on the fiscal straight and narrow. Welcome, Shilpa!

We still need more volunteers to fill out the board, so now is a perfect time to raise your hand and join the effort.  We need help with game watches, with community service events, and club communications.  And if none of those in your wheelhouse but still want to help, reach out to Sara and let’s discuss!

GO GREEN!
Justin Bugajski

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