Message from BTC President – Alvin Chang

Dear Big Ten Club Members:

A big congratulations and thank you to both Coach Steve Alford and Al Freeman, who were recognized for their achievements as the 2015 Person and Member of the Year event at the Tournament House. For those of you who missed it, you'll want to make sure to plan accordingly next year as it was an awesome event! In an intimate setting surrounded by club members, past presidents, Directors, Tournament of Roses officials, friends, and family, Alford's personality shown through as he told stories of growing up in the midwest playing for his father and the legendary coach Bobby Knight and how those experiences (which included getting locked in lockers) made him the coach that he is today. 

My favorite anecdote was when he did a free-throw contest with his star point guard in practice in his early coaching days. The contest was to shoot until you miss. He let the kid go first - who calmly sank 37 free-throws in a row until he missed. Guess how many consecutive ones Coach Alford made that afternoon? Check out our newly designed homepage at to find the answer!

Alvin Chang, Iowa Alumni
President – Big Ten Club of Southern California  |  310-936-9353  |



July 3rd – Hollywood Bowl with Smokey Robinson, Fireworks, and Picnic

FIREWORKS AT THE BOWL ROCKS!  Grab some friends, show up early, bring bottle of wine & a picnic basket, and enjoy the company of good Midwestern schooled folk. This annual celebration includes patriotic music, special guest stars Smokey Robinson, and awesome fireworks.  


Cubs vs Dodgers
Annual BTC Day at the Ballpark

Come out to the ballpark and join fellow Big Ten alumni and friends to watch the game and enjoy hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, soda and water in the All You Can Eat Pavilion this year!  Beer, candy and ice cream are also available for purchase. Food and beverages are served until the final out of the 7th inning.  Get your tickets today!  Let's see which school can get the most people!
Upcoming Events
Additional details are coming next month.


Big Ten Club Beach Party
Football Kickoff Party

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