Toreros Enjoy a Fun-Filled Takeover Day of San Diego County

The second annual University of San Diego Torero Takeover, hosted by the USD Alumni Association and Alumni Relations took place on Saturday, June 9 throughout San Diego County for events held from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

From Escondido, Encinitas, San Marcos, Mission Beach, Kensington, Mission Bay, Pacific Beach and Mission Valley to UTC, Chula Vista, Carmel Valley, Downtown San Diego, East Village and Miramar, Barrio Logan, Ramona, Point Loma, 4S Ranch, Oceanside and Kearny Mesa, Toreros definitely made their presence felt. There were 23 events in all and each destination was a USD alumni owned or affiliated business.


Events ranged from kid-friendly and family activities to physical exercise time to exploration of the USD campus and the Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá to visiting the Sparks Gallery, learning about Chicano Park with Dr. Alberto Pulido, or volunteering at the San Diego Food Bank. And there were food and beverage opportunities everywhere. From coffee at Ryan Bros. in San Marcos to Kegs and Eggs at the Beachcomber to Ales at Alesmith, a taste of You and Yours Distillery, Kensington Brewing Co., Dirty Birds, La Finquita Wine Tasting, Eppig Waterfront Biergarten, and Legacy Brewing, Napizza, Toreros did not go hungry or thirsty. And everyone was able to enjoy some laughs by way of the stand-up comedy of alumnus Marc Yaffee ’83 at the Comedy Palace in Kearny Mesa to conclude a very full and fulfilling day.

“I had another great weekend with USD alumni, friends and parents,” said Gerry Rodrigues ’97 (BBA), USD Alumni Association Board President. “My day started at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido and ended at the waterfront biergarten of Eppig Brewery. It was a great day of engaging with the Torero community. Thank you to the many USD-owned and affiliated businesses for opening your doors to our network of alumni.”

Rodrigues said the Torero Takeover concept connects to the Alumni Board’s mission and vision "to engage and enrich the Torero community for life," and "to be an actively engaged and supportive global network of USD alumni."

For those who attended or those who missed out, please enjoy a collection of photos, above, that were taken throughout the Torero Takeover. Know, too, that just because the Torero Takeover has happened, there are still many great alumni-connected events to look forward to in 2018. Be sure to check out the USD Alumni Association website for opportunities to join regional alumni clubs, attend events on and off campus, learn about benefit services available to USD alumni and learn about fellow alumni via the Featured Torero spotlight.

— USD News Center

Photos provided by USD Alumni Relations and the USD Alumni Association Facebook page.


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