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We are no longer taking online sales for the event. 

We will try to accommodate requests at the door based on availability.

Ticket will be $80 at the door.

Join us for the 2nd Annual

Newport Harbor Alumni Tailgate


Friday September 30th at 5:00pm

at the Environmental Nature Center (next door to the field!)

Varsity Football Game against Los Al starts at 7:00pm


Join your Sailor family for an awesome night of Food, Fun, and Football!


We’ve put together another Tars & Stars Jam Band to rock the patio at the ENC with LIVE MUSIC. Led by John Ferraro from the Class of 1973 with other professional musicians, the band will be joined by special alumni guests like Jeff Bitetti Class of 1978, Oscar Constandse Class of 1998 & MORE!

So grab some drinks from the Open Bar & your dinner from TK Burger and mingle with your fellow Sailors on the beautiful ENC patio to some great tunes.

We’re excited to have some special guests with us—like the great Coach Mike Giddings who led the Sailors from 1982-86 with an outstanding record of wins. There will also be a moment when the 2022 Varsity team dedicates their season to Horace Silva Class of 1945 who played Tar Ball during World War II. 

Kick-off for the game is at 7:00pm, and we’ll head over to a reserved section on the 50-yard line to cheer on the Sailors as they defend their CIF Championship title from last season.


Your Tailgate ticket includes all this fun, 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. After the game, we’ll head over to Original Pizza to keep the fun rolling for a night you won’t want to miss!

$75 Adult – Includes ENC, Football game, TK Burger & fries, and a great selection of beer, wine, Sailor cocktail, soft drinks

$40 Child & Student (age 20 & under) – Includes ENC, Football game, TK Burger & fries, unlimited soft drinks

Thank You to our Tailgate Sponsors:

The Ashen Family

The LeGrandeur Family

The McClelland 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


Letterman Sponsor $1,000 –

2 Tailgate tickets & recognition at the event, online, email and social media


Gridiron Sponsor $2,500

6 Tailgate tickets & recognition at the event, online, email and social media


Touchdown Sponsor $5,000

12 Tailgate tickets & recognition at the event, online, email and social media


Your Sponsorship and any proceeds from the Tailgate will support our Scholarship program for graduating Seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and an interest in pursuing a career in a trade, technical, film, culinary, or nursing field or at a community college.


Over the past six years because of the generosity of Newport Harbor High School alumni like you, we have awarded over $80,000 to help the career dreams of deserving students comes true. This June, we recognized ten amazing students from the Class of 2022, and we were able to offer our 2021 winners a second year of support.


We received a record number of applications this year, and after the hardships of the pandemic, we saw 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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**We will monitor and follow all local, state, and national health guidelines. We will communicate any changes as soon as possible.**

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