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Alumni & Friends Tailgate and Padres Baseball Game Hits a Home Run

Published: April 30, 2013
Alumni & Friends Tailgate and Padres Baseball Game
(Center) Dave Winfield poses with TJSL students, faculty and Alumni

It was a great day to be at the ball park on Saturday, April 27 (if you are a San Diego Padres fan, that is). In a 12 inning game the Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 8 to 7!  

And the Annual Spring Alumni Tailgate party was hopping! More than 200 TJSL students, faculty, staff and alumni attended.  

Some tailgaters even got to hang out with Dave Winfield, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and current Executive Vice President/Senior Advisor of the San Diego Padres! Winfield stopped by with his agent and good friend, Randy Grossman ‘94, TJSL Adjunct Professor and a TJSL Trustee.  

Associate Director of Admissions, Michelle Allison Slaughter brought her 7-month-old son Aaron, while also having some fun with newly Admitted TJSL students.  

Each spring and fall Past Alumni Association President Sabrina Green ’02 along with Michael Weiner ‘09 and other alumni helpers, set up the event and prepare amazing BBQ for TJSL tailgaters.  

“I love doing this,” said Weiner. “I look forward to doing this twice a year. It’s a good time!”  

One student was heard saying “This is such a nice way to spend the day now that classes are over and studying for finals is about to begin, it’s good to take one day off.”  

The next Alumni Tailgate & Baseball game takes place on September 7 against the Colorado Rockies.