SAN DIEGO MADRES

MADRES' 2017 ACTIVITIES
~UPCOMING EVENTS~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ON DECK FOR THE MADRES!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MEMORIES OF MADRES' 2017 EVENTS
MARIE CALLENDER'S DRAWS RECORD MADRE CROWD!
San Diego Madres and friends brought in the New Year in style with a night of dining and camaraderie at Marie Callender's, La Mesa. The 80+ in attendance enjoyed the delicious food, friendship and outstanding Raffle Baskets AND raised $668 for Youth Baseball and Softball in San Diego County.
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MADRES AND FRIENDS TRY THEIR LUCK AT BUNCO!!

The Madres started 2017 with a successful Bunco event on Sat night Jan. 14, 2017. We had 36 of us enjoy rolling the dice and some of us won prize money or raffle prizes, but all of us had a fun night.  Everyone seemed to enjoy the spaghetti dinner too. We were able to raise almost $800 to start the year off right. Chair Summer Serrano wants to thank Judy McGuire and Debra Bralla for all they did to help her host this event and, of course, President Susie Butcher  for selling the raffle tickets.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"MIGHTY MADRES" GATHER AT LONGHORN!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 FUN AND GAME!!

The Madres left on the bus to Lake Elsinore on  Friday night March 28th …..does anyone know what Friday night traffic on the 15 looks like?? Yikes, it took us almost 3 hours just to get to Elsinore.   The bus was made up of Madres and friends, it was exciting to see so many new faces. It was a great opportunity to see how the Madres have fun raising money for youth baseball. We were able to raise around $1,100 for the kids. It was a great trip thanks to the understanding people on the bus.... and the Padres won! We hope to take another Lake Elsinore trip  later on in the season because we love to support our minor league team and they love to support us too! A big thank you to all who joined us on the trip! And thanks to Summer Serrano  for her hard work for another fun event.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
NO "PIE IN THE SKY" AT MARIE CALLENDER'S

 On May 23rd, 44 Madres and friends went to Marie Callender’s for some good food, fun and to raise money for youth baseball. Not only did all present have a great time, but $425 were earned to support Youth Baseball and Softball in San Diego County. That’s No “Pie in the Sky.” Please watch for an announcement for the next Dining for Dollars and join us.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MADRES' 2016 EVENT RUNDOWN

 LONGHORN CAFE RUSTLES UP SOME GOOD GRUB FOR THE MADRES

San Diego Madres, their family and friends spent an enjoyable evening dining on delicious food, socializing with each other and talking about the upcoming Padre season. Thanks to Chairperson Summer Serrano, the Longhorn Cafe and all those who attended, $425 was raised to benefit Youth Baseball and Softball in San Diego County.

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 PADRES CARAVAN STOPS AT MADRES WOOD RANCH EVENT

The San Diego Padres 2nd Annual Spring Caravan stopped by the Madres Dining for Dollars Valentine's Day event. Complete with Pad Squad members, the SD Friar and SD Padre team member, Brandon Maurer, the caravan was enjoyed by all in attendance. Brandon Maurer spoke to the group, answered questions and signed autographs. The Friar was up to his usual antics. Beside the good food and entertainment, the San Diego Madres raised $525 for Youth Baseball and Softball in San
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BUNCO BIG HIT WITH MADRES!!

Thirty nine Madres and friends gathered on  Sunday afternoon May 1st  to enjoy a fun afternoon of Bunco! When all was said and done, everyone reported having a great time; enjoying the eats and the challenge of the roll of the dice. Thanks to the efforts of hostess Summer Serrano, the event also raised $730 for Youth Baseball and softball in San Diego County.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 MADRES CHOIR SINGS NATIONAL ANTHEM

 MADRES "STORM" INTO LAKE ELSINORE

On May 29th sixty-two SD Madres and friends trekked north to enjoy the game between the Lake Elsinore Storm and the Stockton Ports. After a delicious BBQ feast, the Madres Choir was honored to sing the National Anthem and Madre Al Heavener threw out the first pitch. Not only did the Madres get to enjoy a Storm 7-2 victory over the Ports, but $1625 was raised to benefit Youth Baseball and Softball in San Diego County.  A big thank you to chairs Judy and Tammy McGuire!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
BJ'S RESTAURANT PROVIDES GREAT FOOD AND THE SD MADRES HAVE GREAT FUN!
On June 20 about 30 Madres, family and friends joined for dinner at BJ’s Restaurant to enjoy some good food and make money for Youth Baseball and Softball in San Diego County. A big shout goes out to Simon King who chaired the event which raised $240!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
LET'S TOAST TO THE MADRES' ANNUAL WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
LET THEM EAT PIE!!

A very successful fundraiser was held at Marie Callender’s, La Mesa on Monday night August 29th.  82 people enjoyed good food and great drawing prizes which raised $315 dollars for youth baseball and softball. Thanks to all who attended and Marie Callender’s for helping us raise $616. Also thank you to Simon King & Gladys Walker, Chairpersons and Judy McGuire, Drawings.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
SIGHTS AND SIPS

The night started boarding the Hornblower Cruise and the champagne was already on ice. The harbor was smooth, the sunset  stunning and we had a great group of people. Many got amazing shots of the pink skies and our beautiful skyline.

Then the sun went down and the party started. We enjoyed the sumptuous appetizers, dancing music and great friends. There were Madres dancing on every floor!

It was an epic night that we did not want to end. A great time was had by all and over $500 was raised for Youth Baseball and Softball in San Diego County! A huge thank you to all who joined us and to Summer Serrano for chairing the event.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
VIEJAS BUS TRIP
Forty-two Madres and friends packed into a bus and headed east for a fun-filled afternoon of Outlet Shopping, delicious food and playing the penny slots, among other things. Trip chairperson, Debra Bralla reported that it was a profitable day for several attendees as well as the SD Madres. Thanks to all for helping raise $760 for Youth Baseball and Softball in SD County.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Thanks to the efforts of many Madres and friends, the 2nd Annual Madres Holiday Bazaar was a success. After baking, crafting, sewing and cooking our way through the 2016 season, we raised almost $2000 to support Youth Baseball and Softball in San Diego County!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
BINGO!
Bingo was a huge success! Thank you to all who came, enjoyed themselves AND  and supported the San Diego Madres . It was fun and everyone had a great time with raffle prizes, food and games… the Madres raised $1269 to support Youth Baseball and Softball in San Diego County.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~