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3rd Annual Spartan Family Picnic

Calling all present, future and lifetime Spartans in the Bay Area: we are hosting another fabulous #SpartyPicnic on Sunday, July 31 in sunny San Ramon! We had a fantastic 100+ Spartan turnout at our 2nd annual picnic last year and everyone really enjoyed the delicious food, family fun and Spartan camaraderie.

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Sparty will be at our picnic this year! Come and get your family picture with everybody’s favorite mascot!

Newly admitted students that are heading back to East Lansing in August will be in attendance with their families, so let’s send our Bay Area MSU students off to the Banks of the Red Cedar in style!

This is a great family friendly event, and all future Spartans are admitted free! We’ll have plenty of grilled hot dogs and sausages for everybody, with side dishes, chips, and even a Spartan-themed cake for desert! Sodas, water, as well as some beer and wine will also be provided. Please do not bring any hard alcohol to this family friendly event.

A big thank you to Linda Lovett and her family who have generously offered to host the picnic this year! Their backyard space has plenty of room for everybody and there is a swimming pool as well. So bring your swim suits, bring your picnic blankets and chairs and make it a fun time!

Go Green! Go White!

#SpartyPicnic photos are now available

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Inaugural Spartan Family Picnic. It was a fun time with Sparty and a big group of great MSU alumni – #SpartyPicnic was the perfect way to send the Bay Area MSU students back to campus. We can’t wait to do it again next summer!

Special thanks to Chris Gill of WestBoundary Photography for being our photographer for the day. Like his page to see more photos and check out his website to order prints of these beautiful photos. From now until this Monday, August 18 at 11:59PM, save 40% off any print purchases by using the promo code: SummerSale.

Share your photos from #SpartyPicnic with others by uploading here. If you decide to share your photos it’s best if you upload them at full size. View Chris Gill’s #SpartyPicnic photos here. To download a digital file, click on the photo you are interested in, and when it comes up by itself on the screen there are some icons on the lower right that will let you do share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc, or post a comment in the gallery that others can see. There will also be an arrow pointing down that is the download button.


Inaugural Spartan Family Picnic + SPARTY!

We are so excited to start this new tradition! The San Francisco Bay Area Spartans are hosting a family picnic on Saturday, August 9th to bid good luck to future Spartans who are heading to East Lansing this fall from the Bay Area. To kick off this new annual event, Sparty, the king of mascots, will be making a special guest appearance. Future, current and forever Spartans are welcome to join in on the fun. Bring the whole family for a terrific photo opportunity!

Date: Saturday, August 9
Time: 11am – 2pm; SPARTY will be making a special appearance from 12:30 – 1:30pm, so don’t miss him!
Location: Sycamore Valley Park, Danville
Price: $8 for MSUAA members, $10 for non-members (join here), FREE for current students or future Spartans 17 & under
Register: http://goo.gl/se0mvg

Tickets are officially SOLD OUT – 125 Spartans will be attending this awesome event on Saturday! Here are some last-minute details so you know what to expect when you arrive at Sycamore Valley Park.

Parking: When you arrive, please park in the designated areas near our picnic area. Carpooling is recommended. Stop at our registration table to check in with me or another board member to grab a name tag, a meal ticket redeemable at our food truck and some Spartan swag.

VIP guests: Sparty will be in attendance from 12:30pm-1:30pm for photo opportunities. Jim Cotter, MSU Director of Admissions, Dan Siedman, West Coast Admissions Counselor, and Daniel Mathis, MSUAA Associate Director of Alumni Engagement will also be in attendance, along with Bay Area members of the MSU freshman class heading to East Lansing this fall.

Let’s make this #SpartyPicnic great by sharing photos of the event on social media using our official hashtag!

Last but not least – the food! Ebbett’s Good to Go food truck will be catering the following menu options:


Ebbett’s Cuban
Slow-roasted natural duroc pork, ham, Gruyere, jalapeño relish and chipotle mayo, grilled on a crusty Acme roll.

Asian Tofu
House-marinated, baked Hodo Soy tofu shredded and topped with red and green cabbage slaw with carrot, cilantro and mint tossed, in ginger-lime vinaigrette with wasabi aioli on an Acme torpedo roll. Can be made VEGAN. 

Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich
All natural roasted chicken breast, green cabbage slaw with buttermilk dressing, red onion & pickled mustard seeds, and applewood smoked bacon on an Acme torpedo roll.

Pork or Veggie Bowl
All natural pulled pork, brown rice, black beans, corn, avocado, cherry tomatoes, queso fresco and salsa verde with a green cabbage slaw.  Can also be made without pork or with tofu.

Kid Grilled Cheese
Tillamook Farms medium cheddar on grilled Acme Levain

All Natural Beef Hot Dogs
Served on Acme hot dog buns with condiments

Ebbett’s Mac & Cheese
Creamy mixture of cheddar & gruyere baked shells and house made breadcrumbs

See you Saturday! Go Green!


Big Ten Picnic Reminder

This is just a friendly reminder that tickets are still on sale for the annual Big Ten Picnic. Tickets are still on sale through Oct 1st of next week. The cost is $20 per person and that includes admission to the picnic, a catered lunch, and the opportunity to win some cool raffle prizes!

Payments can be made right here on the site via Paypal.

This really is a fun event that is family oriented and is a good time no matter what age! This year the picnic is in San Francisco.

Additional details in a previous post.

See you there!

Big Ten Picnic

We will be having the 6th Annual Big Ten Picnic on Oct 5, 2008. This is a fun family event with something for everyone! If you are interested in signing up, please RSVP no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 1. You can sign up by emailing prez@sfbayspartans.org.

Cost is $20 per adult, $10 per child (age 4-12), and children under 4 are FREE!

Submit your payment for the picnic now using the order form:

Big Ten Picnic Adult Ticket $20

Big Ten Picnic Child Ticket $10

If you’d prefer to mail a check, make payable to MSU Alumni SF Bay Area:

S Chinoski
425 1st St #1108
San Francisco, CA 94105

Sunday, October 5th, 2008 11:00 AM-4:30 PM
Little Marina Green
Baker St & Marina Blvd
San Francisco

The Big 10 Picnic is an annual event bringing together alumni of the Big 10 Universities living in the San Francisco Bay Area for an afternoon of fun, games, and all-you-can-eat BBQ! This year’s event has changed to a more central location – Little Marina Green, in San Francisco. There will be a school vs. school volleyball tournament, Big 10 Jeopardy, and a raffle with lots of great prizes.

Ample parking is available nearby (see the blue regions of the map below).

This is a great event for people of all ages – from recent grads looking to network and meet new people, to families looking to spend a day in the city on a beautiful San Francisco October afternoon!

Bring your own alcoholic beverages if you desire. Also, bring beach chairs and picnic blankets!

11:00-12:00 Arrival
12:00-2:00 Lunch Served
1:30-2:00 Raffle
2:00-3:00 Jeopardy
3:00-4:30 6 on 6 Volleyball Tournament


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See you there!