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Mayor Fernando Vasquez, Downey resident Javier “no invite” Lizarde and Southeast Network VP Ricardo Perez at a March Madness viewing party.
  • Mayor Fernando Vasquez, Downey resident Javier “no invite” Lizarde and Southeast Network VP Ricardo Perez at a March Madness viewing party.

UCLA alumni group takes in March Madness

DOWNEY – The UCLA Alumni Los Angeles Southeast Network (“Southeast Network”) has brought UCLA fans together in recent weeks to enjoy the NCAA basketball competition, known as “March Madness.”

UCLA Bruin alumni and fans have attended these organized viewing parties at various Downey establishments, including Joseph’s Bar and Grill, Downey Brewing Company, and Bastards Barbecue Restaurant.

Nick Velez, of Bastards, recently hosted over 45 people at a Southeast Network viewing party and admitted that he “loved the energy and the business that the Southeast Network is bringing to Downey.”

Mayor Fernando Vasquez was in attendance and led the group in UCLA’s famous “8-clap” with local resident Javier Lizarde (pictured).

Southeast Network President Miguel Duarte describes the Southeast Network as “a UCLA sanctioned organization that facilitates networking among UCLA Alumni and ensures a healthy relationship between area residents and UCLA.”

According to Suzy Howell of the UCLA Alumni Office, “the Southeast Network covers Downey, Whittier, Norwalk, Montebello, and Pico Rivera, among other cities, and includes over 5,000 Bruins,” adding that “Downey alone boasts over 700 UCLA Alumni who call Downey their home.”

For more information about joining or hosting the group at your establishment, contact Ricardo Perez at ricardoperezlaw@gmail.com.

 

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Published: March 27, 2014 – Volume 12 – Issue 50



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