You’re Invited to the 3rd Annual
Friday September 29th at 5:00pm
at the Environmental Nature Center (next door to the field!)
Homecoming Football Game starts at 7:00pm
Join your Sailor family for Food, Drink, Old Friends, and Football
Don’t miss this special night on the beautiful patio at the ENC. Grab your dinner from TK Burger and choose from wine, beer, two signature Sailor cocktails, and a full menu of soft drinks. There will be a few special guests and plenty of time to catch up. Kick-off for the game is at 7:00pm, and we’ll head over to cheer on the Sailors against Huntington Beach and enjoy all the Homecoming fun with the halftime show and crowning this year’s Queen. We’ll have a reserved section of seats on the 50-yard line, and Football alumni can be on the field for the game!
Your Tailgate ticket includes all this, so get there when the doors open at 5:00pm to not miss one minute. You can park in the NHHS 16th Street Junior lot and walk over to the ENC, or carpool, rideshare, or bike.
Advance Ticket Prices:
$90 Adult – Includes ENC, Football game, TK Burger & fries (chicken & veggie options too!), and a great selection of beer, wine, Sailor cocktails, soft drinks
$45 Child & Student (age 20 & under) – Includes ENC, Football game, TK Burger & fries (chicken & veggie options too!), unlimited soft drinks
Prices at the Door are $100 Adult, $50 child & Student
The evening will also feature a meaningful tribute to 50 years of the John Gust Football Award. This award was lovingly established in memory of John Gust Class of 1974 and has been given each year to the player who exemplifies the characteristics of perseverance, determination, and teamwork.
This season will recognize the 50th anniversary of this award, and we want to gather as many winners as possible to celebrate this milestone. Help us find past honorees by spreading the word to your classmates, and if YOU are a past winner, please fill in this form so we can get in touch about a special ticket opportunity:
All Gust Award Winners, John Gust’s Family, Friends & Teammates
Meet at Davidson Field at 4:45pm for a Group Photo
at the New Entrance from 16th Street Junior Parking Lot
Thank You to our Tailgate Sponsors (so far!):
The McClelland Family
The Elliott Family
The Gaddis Family
Your generosity means we can keep the fun rolling AND support our Scholarship program to help the career dreams of deserving NHHS students come true.
If you’d like to be a sponsor, reach out today:
(949) 515-6376 or info@NewportHarborAlumni.org
Varsity Sponsor $1,000 –
2 Tailgate tickets & recognition at the event, online, email and social media
Letterman Sponsor $2,500 –
6 Tailgate tickets & recognition at the event, online, email and social media
Gridiron Sponsor $5,000 –
12 Tailgate tickets & recognition at the event, online, email and social media
Touchdown Sponsor $10,000 –
Naming Rights, 18 Tailgate tickets & recognition at the event, online, email and social media
Your Sponsorship, and any proceeds from the Tailgate, will support our Scholarship program. Over the past six years, because of the generosity of Newport Harbor High School alumni like you, we have awarded over $100,000 to help the career dreams of deserving students come true.
This June, we recognized eleven amazing students from the Class of 2023, and we were able to offer our 2022 winners a second year of support. We received a record number of applications, and after the hardships of the pandemic, we continued to see more need than ever before. So if you have $5, $50, or $500 to contribute to the next generation of Sailors, we’d be most appreciative.
Help us keep this essential program thriving with a donation today!
Make sure to tell your NHHS friends & family about this exclusive event, so they can get their seats before they sell out!
Once you purchase your tickets, check your email for your confirmation (look in your Spam folder). Please present this email in print or on your phone, at the ENC when the doors open at 5:00pm.
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