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February 26 – March 3: Irish Invade North Carolina!

Feb 18, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

Notre Dame’s first year in the Atlantic Coast Conference is in full swing, and beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 26 and continuing through Monday, Mar. 3, seven Irish programs will compete in North Carolina in a six-day span.

In celebration of this big week, the Monogram Club is partnering with the Notre Dame Club of Eastern North Carolina to plan a number of weekend get-togethers throughout the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area.

source:  On Friday, Feb. 28, the Notre Dame baseball team opens play in the USA Baseball-Irish Classic versus defending national champion UCLA at 6:30pm at the USA Baseball National Training Complex (200 Brooks Park Lane, Cary, NC 27519).

From 5:30 – 7:30pm, Monogram winners and their families are invited to stop by a tent along the first-base concourse, for a buffet dinner of ballpark selections, including hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, popcorn, and other snacks. Dinner is complimentary for dues-paying members and a guest, while additional meals can be purchased on Friday evening for $10 per adult or $8 per child. If you are planning to attend the dinner, please RSVP to Josh Flynt at or 574-631-8476.

As a reminder, tent access is separate from game admission. To purchase game tickets for the USA Baseball-Irish Classic, click here. Tickets are $12 per day, or $27 for an all-session (three-day) pass.

source:  Beginning at 11am on Saturday, Mar. 1, all are invited to stop by Top of the Hill Brewery & Restaurant (100 E Franklin St #3, Chapel Hill, NC 27514) to visit with Monogram Club staff members and other Notre Dame alums and grab a bite to eat before the men’s lacrosse game versus North Carolina.

The game begins at 12pm at Fetzer Field (309 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514). The Club will be purchasing a block of game tickets, which will be provided complimentary to dues-paying Monogram members and their immediate family. If you would like to reserve game tickets through the Club or are planning to visit Top of the Hill, please contact Josh Flynt at or 574-631-8476.

source:  On Sunday, Mar. 2, the ND Women Connect Organization is sponsoring a pre-game brunch buffet prior to the Notre Dame women’s basketball team’s game against North Carolina State. The brunch will be held from 11:30am – 1:00pm at McDaids Irish Pub (2412 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607), and the cost is $9 per adult and $8 per child. Monogram Club staff members will also be at McDaids, and would love to meet any Monogram winners who will be attendance!

Please contact Patricia Spencer ( or 704-608-1678) no later than Feb. 26 to RSVP. Payment can be submitted online by clicking here.

Group tickets are available for the game at The promotion code is NDALUMNI and tickets are $3 each. The seats are located in section 9, behind the Notre Dame bench. Come cheer on the Irish in their final game before the ACC tournament!

There are a number of other opportunities to catch the Irish in action throughout the week. Here’s the full schedule of competition:

  • Feb. 26 – Mar. 1: ACC Men’s Swimming Championships, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Feb. 27: Women’s Lacrosse at North Carolina, 7pm, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Feb. 28: Women’s Tennis at Duke, 6pm, Durham, N.C.
  • Feb. 28: Baseball vs. UCLA (USA Baseball-Irish Classic), 6:30pm, Cary, N.C.
  • Mar. 1: Baseball vs. Youngstown State (USA Baseball-Irish Classic), 11:30am, Cary, N.C.
  • Mar. 1: Men’s Lacrosse at North Carolina, 12pm, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Mar. 1: Baseball vs. Michigan (USA Baseball-Irish Classic), 3pm, Cary, N.C.
  • Mar. 2: Baseball vs. Appalachian State (USA Baseball-Irish Classic), 11am, Cary, N.C.
  • Mar. 2: Women’s Basketball at North Carolina State, 2pm, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Mar. 3: Men’s Basketball at North Carolina, 7pm, Chapel Hill, N.C.

If you have any additional questions about the weekend, do not hesitate to contact membership coordinator Mike Sullivan ( or 574-631-2909) or communications associate Josh Flynt ( or 574-631-8476).

We’ll be documenting the trip on the Monogram Club’s social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), so keep an eye out, and join the conversation with your own photos or tweets by using #NCirish. We look forward to having you join us to cheer on the Irish next weekend!

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