June 20, 2006

Denver-area alumni chapter plans Aug. 13 event

by Greg Scott

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Alumni and friends of Southern Illinois University Carbondale living in the Denver area are invited to watch the Colorado Rockies-Chicago Cubs baseball game on Aug. 13. Guests can enjoy a pre-game ballpark buffet in the Platte River Rendezvous Picnic Area beginning at 11:30 a.m. Game time is 1:05 p.m., at Coors Field.

Cost to attend the buffet and game is $50 per person for SIU Alumni Association members. Non-members pay $55 per person. The buffet menu includes beef hot dogs with beer steamed sauerkraut, bratwurst with sautéed onions, garden salad, kettle-style potato chips, assorted cookies and soft drinks in addition to a cash bar.

Game tickets are located in the Midfield Box section.

Membership in the SIU Alumni Association is open to alumni, students, and friends of the University. For more information about membership, or to make reservations for the Rockies-Cubs baseball game, call the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408 or log on to siualumni.com.

Also, Denver-area alumni interested in participating in a local Colorado alumni chapter can contact Mark Szczesny at mark_szczesny@yahoo.com.

Building relationships among the University and its 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.