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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!

Sep 16: Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers Game

Come join your fellow alumni and friends for the Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers NFL season opener on Sunday, September 16th at 1:05pm PST. We’re super excited that The Lions are coming here for a regular season game, this is rare! This is a joint event with the University of Michigan Bay Area Alumni Club, so you can count on a lot of Detroit Lions fans to cheer with!

We have locked down group tickets in both the upper and lower bowl. Just so you know, face value across all of our tickets is $99 plus a lot of additional fees! So, buy with us, you’re getting a great deal and you are supporting your Bay Area alumni club!

We have tickets in two sections: Section 203 Rows 17-18 and Section 404 Rows 24-25.

TICKET SALES WILL END AUGUST 1ST, PER 49ers POLICY.

Tickets will be sent to you electronically, as Levi’s® Stadium will no longer accept printed tickets. If you prefer them left at will call, please email alicia.faustyn@gmail.com directly to make that request. Otherwise, they will be sent to you at the email address you use to purchase the tickets.

Order your tickets:

Holiday Bowl in San Diego

Michigan State receives an allotment of approximately 10,000 tickets for the Holiday Bowl. Tickets are priced from $175 and $60 and may be requested online at msuspartans.com (click “tickets” and proceed to the Spartan Online Ticket Office) or by calling the Spartan Ticket Office (open weekdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.), locally at 355-1610 or outside the Lansing area at 1-800-GO-STATE.

Spartan fans are encouraged to purchase bowl game tickets from the official team allocation through the Spartan Ticket Office. MSU officials anticipate having a sufficient quantity of bowl game tickets to accommodate Spartan fans. Ticket requests will be accepted through 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. Seating locations will be determined based on Spartan Fund priority for ticket requests received prior to the Dec. 5 deadline.

For information about the MSU Alumni Association Official Bowl Tour, Spartan fans should call 844-278-5618 or visit MSUAlumniTravel.com. Tour packages are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Detroit Pistons at Golden State Warriors Game

Detroit Pistons Fans! We are excited to announce our first NBA event in The Bay with our Michigan State and University of Michigan Alumni groups. The Detroit Pistons play the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, October 29th at 5:30pm PST.

We are most excited to cheer on Draymond Green, who graduated from Michigan State in 2012. We are working with the ticket office on coordinating a post-game photo with him, confirmation/details are still pending.

Order your tickets today!

March Madness is Here! Friday, 6pm at Brick Yard

March Madness is finally here! Our Spartans have a #9 seed in the Midwest and play this Friday against #8 Miami. Game starts at 6:20pm PST and we will be at The Brick Yard to host a game watch. We have the whole back area reserved, and it is also St. Patrick’s Day so come early to get a spot! Drink specials will be offered, so come cheer on our team in their 20th consecutive NCAA appearance. #WinAndAdvance
I-Z-Z-O GO GREEN!

Volunteer Opportunities + Game Watch Sunday

Volunteer Opportunities

Save the date on your calendars, April 8, 2017 for Global Day of Service! We’ve had great events each April the last few years and this year will be sure to be another fantastic opportunity to give back to the community while working alongside your fellow Spartans. More details to come as we figure out the logistics, but wanted to make sure it was on your calendar.

Also, if you are interested in stepping up your participation with the SF Spartans in 2017, we have lots of different kinds of volunteer opportunities for you. From leadership on the board, to helping at game watches, to running our social media accounts, to community service coordination, to planning our annual family picnic, and helping with our scholarship fundraising. So please raise your hand and jump in to help! Contact Justin to learn more. #SpartansWill

Game Watch Sunday

SPARTANS! We play Michigan this Sunday morning, January 29th at 10am PST. Come brunch with fellow alumni at our favorite bar, The Brick Yard and get your college basketball fix. We have $20 beer buckets and $1 off Smirnoff drink specials. No individual reservations needed this weekend, the bar is already reserved.

Remaining Regular Season Game Watch Schedule
Tue, February 7th @ Michigan – 6pm PT
Tue, February 14th vs Ohio State – 6pm PT
Sat, February 18th @ Purdue – 1pm PST
Sun, February 26th vs Wisconsin – 1pm PT
Sun, March 5th @ Maryland – 11am PT

Fundraising for Our Scholarship Endowment

If you’re coming to The Brick Yard on Sunday, be sure to pick up a club t-shirt! There are now two different designs to choose from. If you’d like to reserve a shirt for purchase and can’t make Sunday’s game watch, please contact our events director, Alicia Faustyn, for more information. Thanks again for your support and Go Green!

Detroit Red Wings at San Jose Sharks

Hey Detroit fans, it’s hockey season! Our Red Wings are coming to the Shark Tank on Saturday, January 7th at 7:30pm. We have combined forces with the UofM alumni association to have as many Detroit fans at the game as possible! Head to our Eventbrite page to get your tickets today!

Ticket sales end Wednesday, December 7!