April 10, 2006

Association to host pre-game picnic April 26

by Greg Scott

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Alumni and friends of Southern Illinois University Carbondale are invited to a pre-game picnic prior to the SIUC-St. Louis University baseball game on April 26.

Saluki fans can enjoy a picnic at 6 p.m., at GMC Stadium in Sauget, located on Interstate 255, exit 15. The game follows at 7 p.m. The picnic menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork, baked beans, chips, and Pepsi beverages. Food and beverages will be served through the second inning.

The price, which includes the picnic and game ticket, is $14 per person for SIU Alumni Association members; non-members pay $20 per person. Tickets will be distributed at the stadium's Will-Call Table.

To make your reservations, call the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408.

Building relationships among the University and its students and graduates is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.