WRAPUP: Over 100 Milwaukee and Chicago club members met for a fantastic baseball event!! 20-somthing MINIs met early in the morning at Knauz MINI for some coffee, donuts, bagels and hanging out time. We then headed up the expressway to meet up with the MilwaukeeMINIs. We all took a short drive, and got into Miller Stadium parking area more or less together for a really great catered cookout or grilling on our own. After that we headed in to the park to watch the game. One club member snagged a foul ball, and one caught a flying cell phone from the balcony above us. Final score, the MilwaukeeMINIs and Chicago MINI Motoring Club won (as did the Brewers).
Huge thanks to Theresa for all the planning, as well as purchasing the tickets way back in March so we could have this event, and Knauz MINI for opening up on a Sunday and bringing in the food!!
If anyone has pictures of the game, please send a link (but not the actual photos) to email@example.com and I will put them here..
UPDATE: 09/15/2008 Theresa is making plans for a catered BBQ for anyone who is interested.. If you want to participate in the BBQ for the tailgate, the cost is $10 per adult/$5 per child. We will be having brats, burgers and hot dogs, rolls, all condiments, fresh fruit, creamy coleslaw, AND brownies/cookies. Everyone is responsible for their own beverages – glass bottles are not allowed in the parking lot, but plastic and cans are allowed. You don’t need to pay now – you will pay the caterer directly on September 28th.
Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Here are the plans for the Chicago meetup to head into the Cubs/Brewers game on September 28th. [link to original post]
Any interested Chicago area people will meet and head out as a group to join up with the MilwaukeeMINIs near Miller stadium. From there, we will all head into the stadium together for a bit of tailgating before the 1:05pm game
WHEN: Sunday September 28th Meet at 8:30, Drivers meeting and prepare to leave at 9am
WHO: Chicago MINI Motoring Club members and friends planning on attending the game. If you are not going to the game, and would like to meet up and participate in some or all of the drive, add a comment below and come on out to join us!!
WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable clothes, tailgating food and supplies, sunscreen, a camera, optional FRS radio tuned to Channel 1, subChannel 1 for communication along the drive.
The idea has been floated to see if there is interest in having someone cater the tailgaiting for about $10 per person. I don’t know if we would have the numbers to make this work, so add a comment below if you are interested.
If you are bringing a grill and have cooking space to share also add a comment so people without space can bring their own meat/whatever to cook.
Also please add a comment below if you are meeting with us in the morning so we know how many people to plan for..
Huge thanks to David from Knauz for opening the store up on his day off, and offering to bring morning coffee and donuts!!