BERKELEY – Registration is still available for the annual Pigskins & Pearls charity event presented by Cal football taking place this Saturday at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium. Fans can register at the door Saturday beginning at 4 p.m. for the popular event designed for female fans to learn more about the sport and the team they love with all proceeds benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Oakland. The cost is $50 per person with a total discount of $25 for each group of five that registers together.
Registration and check-in is at the North Tunnel just inside Gate 1 of Memorial Stadium. Parking options include University lots in the surrounding area and street parking (see suggestions on parking/transportation options below). Please visit pt.berkeley.edu for more information. For additional information or questions on Pigskins & Pearls, call the Cal football office at 510-643-8395.
Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from an on-field clinic or interactive chalk talk sessions, both featuring Cal football coaches and players. Participants selecting the on-field clinic should be dressed in workout apparel and tennis shoes.
The evening begins with a social hour on the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Plaza featuring light appetizers and a cash bar and concludes with a talk from head coach Sonny Dykes. All participants will also receive a Pigskins & Pearls hat, t-shirts and goodie bag.
“I’m looking forward to Pigskins & Pearls and am excited that it is kicking off the 2014 season,” said event organizer Kate Dykes. “We are hoping to exceed what we raised last year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland. They are an organization that does so much for our local community. We hope you can join us at this year’s event and make it even bigger and better than last year.”
Cal will open its 2014 training camp at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium on Monday, Aug. 4 in advance of its 2014 season at Northwestern on Aug. 30 (2:30 p.m. CT/12:30 p.m. PT, ABC/ESPN2).
The Bears host Sacramento State in the first of six home games at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium on Sept. 6 (Noon PT, Pac-12 Networks). Cal will also play Pac-12 opponents Colorado (Sept. 27), Washington (Oct. 11), UCLA (Oct. 18) and Stanford (Nov. 22) in Berkeley before concluding the 2014 regular season by hosting a non-conference game against BYU on Nov. 29.
The Bears will also play Pac-12 opponents Colorado (Sept. 27), Washington (Oct. 11), UCLA (Oct. 18) and Stanford (Nov. 22) in Berkeley before concluding the 2014 regular season by hosting a non-conference game against BYU on Nov. 29.
Cal’s home contest against Oregon at Levi’s® Stadium (Oct. 24) will be the first-ever collegiate football game at the venue and be televised by FOX Sports 1 with kickoff slated for 7 p.m. PT.
Cal has Pac-12 road games at Arizona (Sept. 20), Washington State (Oct. 4), Oregon State (Nov. 1) and USC (Nov. 13), with the final road game of the regular season against the Trojans an ESPN Thursday night contest (6 p.m. PT).
Cal football tickets are available at CalBears.com or by calling (800) GO BEARS (462-3277).
KABAM FIELD AT CALIFORNIA MEMORIAL STADIUM LOCATION/PARKING/TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS
Location – Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium is located on Piedmont Avenue in Berkeley between Bancroft Way and Hearst Avenue, adjacent to the Simpson Center for Student-Athlete High Performance at 2227 Piedmont Avenue. Parking in the vicinity is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to read all signs at each parking location for further important information. See below for some suggestions.
Recreational Sports Facility Garage – Located on the north side of Bancroft Way between Dana Street and Ellsworth Street.
Street Parking – Paid and limited free street parking may be available on streets near Memorial Stadium.
Underhill Garage – Located on the corner of Channing Way and College Avenue.
Witter Lot – Located near the corner of Centennial Drive and Stadium Rim Way.
Public Transportation – Public transportation is highly recommended when visiting Berkeley. There are multiple public transportation options that lead to Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium. BART has a station in downtown Berkeley about one mile west of the venue. Visit bart.gov, actransit.org or 511.org for more information.More Information – For more information on directions, parking and transportation options, visit the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation website at pt.berkeley.edu.