May 29, 2007

SIU Day at Atlanta's Turner Field set for July 21

by Kathy Dillard

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Greater Atlanta Club of the Southern Illinois University Alumni Association invites alumni to SIU Day at Turner Field in Atlanta on July 21 to watch the Atlanta Braves play host to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Activities begin with a pre-game gathering at 5:05 p.m. in the All-Star Party Room, located by the outfield area near Section 139 at Turner Field. The menu includes beef ballpark franks with relish and sauerkraut, green cabbage slaw, potato chips and onion dip. Guests also receive a chilled bottle of water and a soda. A cash bar will be available.

The Braves-Cardinals game follows at 7:05 p.m. Seating will be in the Pavilion Outfield.

Cost to attend the reception and game is $45 per association member and $55 for non-members. Membership is open to alumni, students, and friends of SIUC. Annual membership is $40, while life membership is $500 with installment plans available.

Please RSVP by July 16 to ensure you are seated with other Salukis.

To become a member or make reservations for the event in Atlanta, call the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Monday-Friday.