May 05, 2008

Saluki Family Day set for June 7 in Chicago

by Kathy Dillard

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Seventh Annual SIU Saluki Family Day at First Cellular Field in Chicago is set for June 7 for Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumni, family and friends.

The Chicago White Sox take on the Minnesota Twins at 6:05 p.m. Family Day begins with a pre-game tailgate in Lot F beginning at 4 p.m. The first 50 people in attendance receive a commemorative T-shirt. The tailgate party includes hamburgers and hot dogs with alcoholic beverages limited to two per person, though individuals may bring more on their own. Our team mascot will make a special visit.

The price for the game and the tailgate party is $45 for adults and $40 for children 12 years old and younger. The tailgate only is $10 for adults and $5 per child. A limited number of reserved parking coupons for Lot F are available for $22 per vehicle. Tailgate and game reservations are requested by May 7.

To register for the event or to become a member of the SIU Alumni Association, contact the SIU Alumni Association office at 618/453-2408 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Central Standard Time. Register online at