July 14, 2008

Quad Cities SIU Alumni Club to host events

by Laura Taylor

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Quad Cities SIU Alumni Club invites all Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumni, family and friends to a pair of upcoming events.

First, on Aug. 9, the Quad Cities SIU Alumni Club hosts pre-game activities as the Quad Cities River Bandits baseball team takes on the Clinton LumberKings at the Modern Woodmen Ballpark in Davenport, Iowa.

A pre-game picnic begins at 4:30 p.m., where Salukis may enjoy barbecue chicken, barbecue pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, baked beans, dessert and Pepsi products. Tickets are $31 per person, and $15.50 for children 12 years old and younger. Children under the age of 3 attend for free. The ticket price includes the game ticket. Game time is 6 p.m.

After the game, alumni may stay for a free concert by Jimmy Buffet tribute band, the Fry Daddies.

Next, SIUC alumni and their families and friends may attend a football tailgate when SIUC takes on Northwestern on Sept. 13 in Evanston. Salukis may gather in the Quad Cities and take a bus together to the game.

Tickets are $60 per person, and include the bus ticket and the game ticket. Reservations are due by Aug. 15 through the SIU Alumni Association.

For more information about the Quad Cities SIU Alumni Club and these and other events, visit them online at www.siualumni.com/quadcities or call the SIU Alumni Office at 618/453-2408 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST on weekdays.