Members of the Class of 2018 attended their first gathering of the year on Tuesday in the Serra cafeteria.
With the San Francisco Giants game beaming from big screen TVs and steaming pizza on their plates, more than 170 new Padres and their dads enjoyed a fun-filled evening and socialized with their classmates as they watched the Giants play against the Chicago White Sox.
The Serra Admissions staff and other school administrators mingled with the lively group. Members of the Big Brothers Club and student council officers were also on hand to answer questions and meet their new Padre brothers.
Incoming freshman Nico Uroz '18 said, "I liked meeting boys who went to other grammar schools and seeing some guys I played sports against. I'm really excited to start the school year!"
The event marked the fourth annual Giants Night at Serra which allows new students to meet each other in a casual setting while their dads connect with other new parents.
Nico's dad Dan Uroz shared, "it was a great night for my son to meet kids that are going to be in his class. It was a fun night, great raffle and I enjoyed meeting and talking with other dads."
Each new Padre received a raffle ticket. Drawings were held between innings. Awesome prizes, including Serra sweatshirts, T-shirts and hats, were raffled off so the lucky winners would be geared up for the new school year. The Uroz family also generously donated Giants gear for the raffle.
"I love this event," said Admissions Director Randy Vogel. "The incoming freshmen began to bond with one another right away while the dads were meeting each other and sharing stories of their high school days."
Even without a Giants win, the event scored a resounding A+ with all who attended!
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