Scott McGaugh, USS Midway Museum


>>>>PEGGY: MOST OF THE ATHLETES FROM THE
OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER IN CHULA VISTA ARE ALREADY IN LONDON.
SCOTT MCGAUGH IS THE MARKETING DIRECTER FOR THE US MIDWAY MUSEUM.
TELL US ABOUT THIS EVENT. IT’S FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
>>>>SCOTT MCGAUGH: IT IS GATES OPEN TOMORROW NIGHT, FRIDAY AT 6:30ハP.M.
AND IT REALLY IS SOMETHING WE THINK FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF SAN DIEGO TO CELEBRATE
AND HONOR SAN DIEGANS AND OTHERS WHO WILL BE REPRESENTING OUR COUNTRY.
>>>>PEGGY: THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER ACTIVITIES BESIDE THE TELEVISEDハ BESIDES THE TELEVISED
CEREMONY GOING ON.>>>>SCOTT MCGAUGH: IN ADDITION TO THE LARGE
SCREEN TVS WE’LL HAVE ON THE FLIGHT DECK, THE BMX OLYMPIC TEAM WILL BE WITH US TOMORROW
NIGHT. WE’LL HAVE THE ENTIRE TEAM HERE, ARCHERS WHO
TRAIN AT THE CENTER CONDUCTING DEMONSTRATIONS, THE PARAOLYMPICS SOCCER TEAM, A VARIETY OF
OLYMPIC ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILY.>>>>PEGGY: HERE’S A VIDEO OF THE BMX RIDERS.
THEY’RE ACTUALLY GOING TO BE SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS.>>>>SCOTT MCGAUGH: YES, THEY’RE GOING TO
BE INTERACTING WITH THE CROWDS, SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS, WE’RE ALSO GOING TO HAVE AN AUTHENTIC OLYMPIC
TORCH WHERE YOU’LL BE ABLE TO HOLD IT MAYBE WITH A BMX ATHLETE AND GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN.
>>>>PEGGY: TELL US ABOUT THE FOOD DEFINITELY IS GOING TO HAVE A BRITISH FLARE.
>>>>SCOTT MCGAUGH: OUR FAN TELL CAFE IS OWNED BY A COMPANY THAT ACTUALLY HAS BEEN A CATERER
AT PREVIOUS OLYMPICS SO THEY HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF EXPERTISE.
THEY’RE GOING TO BE BRINGING BRITISH FARE, BANGERS AND MASH IS PROBABLY GOING TO MAKE
ITS FIRST EVER APPEARANCE.>>>>PEGGY: WHICH IS SAUSAGE AND MASHED POTATOES.
>>>>SCOTT MCGAUGH: ABSOLUTELY. AND OUR BEVERAGE SERVICE WILL PROBABLY HAVE
SOME LIBATIONS THAT ARE MORE AKIN TO BRITISH PUBS.
WE WANT TO MAKE IT SOMETHING OF AN EMERSIVE ACTIVITY FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY.
>>>>PEGGY: ABSOLUTELY. YOU SAID IT’S FOR CHILDREN.
YOU RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE BRING SOME LAWN CHAIRS AND LIGHT WEIGHT JACKETS BUT TELL US
ABOUT PARKING.>>>>SCOTT MCGAUGH: PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE,
PAID PARKING ON THE PEER, THE PORT OPERATES THE PARKING LOT.
SO PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A PAID BASIS ON THE PEER.
WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. WE’RE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF AMTRAK AND
THE TROLLEY STATIONS FOR EVENTS WE PUT TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY RESOURCE FOR SAN DIEGO THIS
IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING A LIGHT WEIGHT LAWN CHAIR, A BLANKET.
IT’S AN OUT DOOR PICNIC ON A GORGEOUS JULY NIGHT ON THE FLIGHT DECK.
>>>>PEGGY: I JUST WANTED TO ASKハ YOU’RE EXPECTING PROBABLY OVER A THOUSAND PEOPLE.
WHY DO THIS ON THE MIDWAY?>>>>SCOTT MCGAUGH: YOU KNOW, IN A WAY, IT’S
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SAN DIEGO TO CELEBRATE THE OLYMPICS IN A SENSE, YOU KNOW, THOUSANDS
OF YOUNG MEN SERVED OUR COUNTRY IN UNIFORM, ABOARD MIDWAY AND TODAY WE HAVE ATHLETES SERVING
THEIR COUNTRY IN A DIFFER R DIFFERENT KIND OF UNIFORM, ON THE ATHLETIC FIELD, WHAT BETTER
PLACE TO HONOR THEIR DEDICATION TO OUR COUNTRY THAN ON THE FLIGHT DECK OF THE US MIDWAY.
>>>>PEGGY: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TALKING WITH US.

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