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
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:
Slow-roasted natural duroc pork, ham, Gruyere, jalapeño relish and chipotle mayo, grilled on a crusty Acme roll.
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!