2017 Utah Night at the Rockies

Brittany Phelps, Carla Flynn, and Lisa Bouillon show their U spirit last August at the Utah Night at the Rockies, in Denver.

The U’s annual Utah Night at the Rockies, graciously hosted by Colorado Rockies owner and U alum Charlie Monfort, was held August 2, at Coors Field, in Denver. The record attendance of 350 fans at the sold out pre-game picnic made the evening especially enjoyable. Guests received a ticket to the game and a Colorado Rockies/Utah Utes baseball cap. U Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Ruth Watkins mingled with attendees, as did law dean Robert Adler and pharmacy dean Randall Peterson. Kevin Stoker, regional and chapter program manager for the Alumni Association and organizer of the event, introduced the new University of Utah Denver Alumni chapter president, Mitch Clark. “The best thing about the evening was getting to talk with alumni, seeing familiar faces, and meeting new ones,” says Stoker. And although it was windy and lightly raining just before the event, the skies cleared in time for the picnic. The only unfortunate part of the night was the Rockies giving up a 5-0 lead to lose to the New York Mets, 5-10.