Friday September 2, 2016 – First Meeting of the Season

Welcome back, Quarterbacks!

• Fred Claire, former General Manager of the Los Angeles DodgersFred Claire
• Marc Paramo, Rosemead High School Coach
• Doors open at 11:30a.m., program begins promptly at 12:00p.m.
• Mediterranean Room, Brookside Golf Club
1133 Rosemont Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103
• Cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members, guests can monitor the speaker for $5
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Fred Claire, former general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is our starting pitcher at Quarterbacks, September 2. Claire served 30 years with the Dodgers of which 11 were as GM.

He was named GM in 1987 and the Dodgers won the World Series in 1988!

Claire was born and raised in Jamestown, Ohio, graduated from San Jose State, where he majored in Journalism. He spent 12 years in the newspaper field, as a sports editor, columnist and baseball writer.

Joining the Dodgers in 1969, Claire directed the team’s marketing efforts when the Dodgers first hit the three-million mark in attendance, and established a period of recorded-setting attendance figures. He was instrumental in creating the branding that became to be known as ‘Dodger Blue” and the “Think Blue” campaigns.

Claire authored the book “Fred Claire: My 30 Years in Dodge Blue” in 2004…copies which he will bring with him to our meeting on September 2.

He was a leading member of a group that pursued the purchase of the Dodgers in 2011 and early 2012.

Since his departure from the Dodgers in 1998, Claire has transitioned as business consultant, educator and as a founding partner. He is currently chairman of Scoutables, a sports analytics firm.

He has served as a lecturer at Caltech in the first sports business class ever offered there, an instructor at USC, and helped to launch the Sports, Business and the Medial class offered by the Annenberg School.

Claire is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Rose Bowl Operating Company. He also serves on the boards for the Special Olympics of Southern California; the Los Angeles Sports Council; and Life Skills FORE Pasadena Youth.

Claire is married to wife Sheryl, and has three adult children.

Quarterbacks’ Brick at Rose Bowl

Did you know that your Pasadena Quarterbacks purchased ‘a brick’ as our contribution to the Rose Bowl upgrade? Here’s what it looks like:

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You can check it out in person: The brick is located at Gate “A” (the main south entrance to the stadium), at the northwest corner of the brick garden. Look for the City of Pasadena section. Our brick is in the bottom row, and under the word City.

A fitting tribute to the City, Rose Bowl, and our presence in both.