Marcos de Niza Class of 1977 (FRI - Day 1) / LORDY, LORDY IT'S OUR 40!

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Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass RESORT

5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd

Chandler, AZ 85226

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Marcos de Niza Class of 1977


Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21, 2017

Calling all Padres - Join us for a weekend of fun, fun, fun!

Please forward to other MdN Alum's ... the more the merrier!

Below is brief overview ...

Friday, October 20 - Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass Resort ...

  • 6:30-10:30pm: Cash bar downstairs in the resort's Lobby Bar
  • Crazy Guest Room Rates: ($129 + tax and resort fee) for Fri & Sat nights to make it easy to stay & play at the same location all weekend! Discounted rates will be available 3 days pre and 3 days post event based on availability. Reservation instructions below in FAQ's.
  • Resort features: Aji Spa, Whirlwind Golf Club, Beautiful Resort Pool, Koli Equestrian Center, Rawhide, and much more. Located just down the street is Wild Horse Pass Casino and Phoenix Premium Outlet Mall.
  • MUST REGISTER FOR EACH EVENT YOU WILL BE ATTENDING! There is a (FRI-DAY 1) and a (SAT-DAY 2) event in EventBrite.

Saturday, October 21 - Rawhide Western Town and Event Center ...

*FYI for our out of state alumni - Rawhide moved it's location to to I-10/Wild Horse Pass Blvd, just next to the Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass Resort.

  • 6:00-10:00pm: Dinner, music, fun, and friends!
  • Dinner: There will be three choices of menu items to choose from (steak, fish, chicken). Servers will take your orders that evening (will need to know of any vegetarian requests ahead of time) and you will pay as you would at restaurant. Cash bar throughout the evening. Look for directional signs to our specific event location.
  • Music: You'll love the music! Might want to bring comfy shoes to dance in ... just sayin'.
  • Fun & Friends: It's all you, friends!
  • Deadline: Rawhide needs head count from us by 10/10 so please let us know by then if you can make it.
  • MUST REGISTER FOR EACH EVENT YOU WILL BE ATTENDING! There is a (FRI-DAY 1) and a (SAT-DAY 2) event in EventBrite.

COST TO ATTEND: Our partners at both the Resort and Rawhide have been amazingly gracious in working with us to help make this reunion as affordable, easy, and fun for everyone as it can possibly be. Dinner prices will be approximately $20-$30 and you will pay for them the night of the event. There are, however, other ancillary, hard dollars that are needed to put this event together. Right now, we are looking at approximately $1500 to cover both events ($500 non-refundable deposit has already been paid) depending on the number of people we have coming. Although the "ticket" price is free, we are asking for "donations" to help the organizers cover the cost of the event. We are counting on the goodness of our fellow Padres to help make this happen for us all. As little or as much as you are comfortable with is appreciated. If you are planning on coming both nights and would like to "donate", you can do so on just one of the nights, as all "donations" will be combined in one account to cover both nights. If we end up with more $ than is needed to cover costs, we'll use it to add more fun to the event!

That being said ...

  • Click on the "Free Ticket" tab for each event to register and let us know you are coming as we need to give the venues a number so they can staff properly, as well as set tables for the right amount of people.
  • Click on the "Donation" tab to help us with the cost of putting on the event.


FAQs ...

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Hmmm ... Pretty sure we have this one covered but what the heck - bring your ID in case you get lucky enough to be carded!

How do I take advantage of these crazy discounted rates and make reservations at this one of a kind, beautiful resort?

  • Rate: $129 plus tax and $29 daily resort fee. That's almost $100 less than what they are offering online!
  • Phone: Call 866-837-4156, ask for the Marcos de Niza Guestroom Block or booking code MJ17AA
  • Online: This link will take you where you need to be ...
  • Cut-off Date: All unused rooms will be released to general sale on 9/20 so be sure to make your reservations early! Discounted rate will be made available 3 days prior to and 3 days post event based on availability.
  • We have a limited # of guest rooms in our room block: If you are trying to make a reservation before the cut-off date and are told there are no more rooms available, please notify me (Toni) and I will see what we can do. Can't make any promises but Resort has been terrific in working with us where they can. Again, please make reservations early. It'll help us in managing the rooms we have available.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Fri Night: Resort has both self parking as well as valet parking available.

  • Valet Parking - follow road (past Aji Spa and Whirlwind Golf Club) to top where bellman will assist. You will want to make the right turn where it looks like road ends.
  • Self Parking - drive past Aji Spa, past Whirlwind Golf Club and make the right turn at end of road. Shortly after you make that right turn there is self parking lot on the left. Easy to miss so be looking for the Self Parking sign. Walkway will take you up stairs to entrance of resort.

Sat Night: Follow signs to Rawhide where there will be a huge parking lot!

For those staying at resort there are a couple of options ...

  • Shuttle - Resort has shuttle that starts at resort and drops people off at the casino, the golf club, and Rawhide. Something to remember as this shuttle runs past midnight for those that may want to hit the casino in the later hours. Rawhide closes at 10pm. Shuttle runs approx every 20 mins.
  • Boat - Resort also has 7 passenger boat that runs from resort (docks downstairs near conference rooms) to the casino, golf club, and Rawhide. Space is limited and is on first come, first served basis. Hours may vary so please check with resort.
  • Hoof - It's about a mile walk for those wanting a little excercise. Weather should be nice!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

We're all on Facebook. Feel free to Message any of us. You can also reach us through this site.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but it sure would make it easier for the organizers to compile attendee info if you could bring it with your name (which is already printed on the ticket) and whatever contact info you want to share with us written on it.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can register or change the # of people on your registration any time via Eventbrite. You can also cancel your registration on this site should you need to (but we hope you won't!). Please do keep us updated as our arrangements (both service-wise and financially) with the venues are counting on us being as accurate as possible.

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