November 16, 2011

UCSB Baseball Announces a Night for Baseball & Reunion Weekend

Baseball head coach Andrew Checketts and UCSB Athletics are excited to announce events surrounding the annual reunion weekend as we celebrate baseball in Santa Barbara. The weekend is set for January 27-28, 2012.

An exclusive dinner titled "The Foresters Hot Stove Dinner" will open the festive weekend on Friday, January 27. The evening will feature Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle as the keynote speaker along with Santa Barbara Foresters manager Bill Pintard honoring several Forester Hall of Famers and Checketts introducing the 2012 Gauchos. The dinner is value-priced this year at $75 and creates awareness for improvements to Caesar Uyeskea Stadium known as the Campaign for Gaucho Park. Past dinners have included Tommy Lasorda (A Night With Tommy) and Mike Scioscia (A Night With An Angel). To make your reservation for this exclusive evening, click here.
 
Gaucho9 donations supporting the Gauchos can easily be made online or in the form of cash, check, credit card, stock, real estate or planned gift. Gifts are part of UCSB Athletics' annual giving program, the Gaucho Fund, and may be tax-deductible.
 
The Gaucho9 began with the hiring of Andrew Checketts as an effort to provide resources necessary to compete at the highest level. The initial launch of the Gaucho9 as been widely successfully and includes parents, former players, community and the infamous Hammerheads. For Gaucho9 information including the group's Facebook page, please visit this link.
 

Reserve your spot for the weekend by contacting Christina Baglas, Gaucho Fund director of events & stewardship, at Christina.baglas@athletics.ucsb.edu or 805-893-5372.

 

The new support group, the Gaucho9 and The Hammerheads, a group of passionate students who supported Gaucho baseball in the 1980's, along with UCSB baseball alumni will be holding a golf outing during the weekend. Price will be only $67 for golf and free for current Gaucho9 donors. Contact Christina Baglas if you are interested in this event as well.

 

Hotel partners for the weekend can be found here.

 

The Gauchos have an exciting 2012 schedule that includes 27 home games against past National Champions Oregon State, Fresno State, Pepperdine, USC, Cal State Fullerton and more.