University of Connecticut and Boston Red Sox fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime sporting opportunity on Thursday, September 10, 2015.
The UConn National Series will be at the Fenway Park Royal Rooters Club from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. that day.
The series brings UConn President Susan Herbst and university leaders to different venues where UConn alumni are most active and concentrated to provide an insider look at the future of the University.
Boston-area Huskies can mingle at Fenway Park’s exclusive Royal Rooters Club, a venue steeped in tradition and normally only open to Red Sox season ticket holders, while hearing about the exciting initiatives and transformative investments that are propelling UConn to top-dog status in the realm of public higher education.
Those in attendance will get a chance to see, up close, the famed baseball venue—the same one where former UConn star baseball player Matt Barnes pitches in as a starter for the Red Sox. Barnes, from Bethel, Conn., was a first-round draft pick (19th overall) by the Red Sox in 2011 after going 11-5 with a 1.93 ERA as a senior at UConn.
Registration cost is $20 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar is also available. If you graduated from UConn in 2005 or after, you can register at the discounted young alumni price of $10.
Suggested parking: Parking Lot, 73 Brookline Avenue (next to Boston Beer Works) at $10 per car. This parking option is about a 10 minute walk, or you can take a look at alternatives.
UConn National Series Continues in New Haven
Two weeks later there will be another similar event in New Haven, at the New Haven Lawn Club Ballroom, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 24.
Chat with New Haven-area Huskies at the New Haven Lawn Club, an elegant Georgian mansion in the city’s East Rock neighborhood and a hub for both community members and Art Deco lovers.
Registration Cost: $10 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar is available. Parking: Complimentary parking on-site.
In November, two other UConn National Series events are being planned—one hosted by Michael Cantor of the law offices of Cantor & Colburn. That event will be in Atlanta. Later that month an alumni event is being planned in Baltimore, featuring Dr. Bruce Liang, Dean of the UConn School of Medicine.