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Beat the heat with member deals on concerts, golf


Summertime, and the livin’ is easy

It looks like we’re past the 90-degree heat here in Seattle, but there is still plenty of summer left and we have some great outdoors opportunities coming up for UW Alumni Association members.

Save more than $40 on tickets to a pair of Marymoor summer concerts when you purchase 2-for-1 passes to the No Depression Festival on Saturday, Aug. 21 and the Doobie Brothers on Thursday, Aug. 26. No Depression has The Swell Season, Lucinda Williams, The Cave Singers, Punch Brothers, Alejandro Escovedo, Chuck Prophet and Sera Cahoone. The Doobie Brothers, of course, are classic rock legends.

Members also save big at Washington National Golf Course during the month of August. Show your membership card and enjoy 20% off the Monday-Thursday rate, while members playing the course Friday-Sunday get a free appetizer after their round. There is also 10% off all Husky merchandise in the golf shop.

Stay tuned for more great member benefits. Enjoy your summer, Huskies!

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Husky Night with the Seattle Storm: Members save 50% on tickets!

It’s not every day you get to watch history in the making. But that’s exactly what the Seattle Storm are doing right now, having posted a 20-2 record to match the best start in WNBA history.

Friday, July 30 is Husky Night with the Seattle Storm. It’s part of Husky Summer Celebration, and we’ve got a special deal for UW Alumni Association members. Save 50% on tickets—get $39.37 regular price seats for just $20 and watch Sue Bird, Swin Cash and Lauren Jackson (above) take on the Chicago Sky.

Purchase your discounted tickets here. Stay tuned for a report from the game.

Photo courtesy of Aaron Last, Storm Photos.

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Summer fun: Salmon BBQs in New York and D.C.

I recently spent a weekend on the East Coast attending a couple of Husky barbecues in New York and Washington, D.C. Both events were first-class, and I want to say thank you to our gracious hosts.

Lex and Diane Gamble have opened up their beautiful home in Chappaqua, N.Y., for an impressive 37 years. It was 1973 when they first decided to host a gathering for UW alumni on the East Coast. Gas was 40 cents a gallon back then, the Vietnam War was ending, and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon was atop the music charts. Fifty people came to that first barbecue, and now it’s a summer tradition for Huskies living in the New York area.

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1,500 Huskies cheer Mariners to 1-0 win over Reds

Mariners ace Cliff Lee might be on the trading block, but Husky Summer Celebration Night with the Mariners isn’t going anywhere. More than 1,500 Huskies clad in purple and gold gathered at Safeco Field for our annual summer shindig. Harry the Husky was on hand to take pictures with UW Alumni Association members, and UW alumnus Joel McHale tossed out the first pitch.

You might know Joel from E’s The Soup and NBC’s hit comedy Community. He’s a 2000 UW graduate who walked on to the Husky football team and starred on the Seattle sketch comedy smash Almost Live!

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