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Our objective in this potential partnership is to find a synergy between the growth needs of San Diego State University while enabling San Diego to be home to the Padres and the finest baseball park anywhere! Obviously this is a bold and untried proposition, with numerous challenges requiring legal and financial advisors for each of us to evaluate the real possibilities that may exist. We are intrigued by the possibilities. We have done some very preliminary investigation that suggests the idea has some merit. If you agree the concept may be viable, we are ready to engage in further discussion and analysis.

John, the vision of the San Diego Padres playing in the world's finest facility along with a San Diego State University academic center, and a solvent, progressive and thriving Department of Athletics is compelling. Perhaps our partnership can facilitate this dream.

Sincerely,

Stephen L. Weber

President

April 6, 1998

Mr. John Moores

Post Office Box 78

Del Mar, CA 92014

Dear John:

I would like to schedule a meeting with you in the near future to talk with you regarding two issues that are important to me. First, we have a small gift for you in recognition of your being one of the inaugural members of the Tower Society at San Diego State University. The Tower Society was created during our centennial year to recognize and honor individuals and organizations that have made cumulative gifts in excess $100,000 to SDSU. Second, I want to introduce you to Tere Mendoza, our new Vice President for University Advancement. My office will phone you within the week to see if there is a convenient time for us to meet.

I have been following the Padres during spring training and see they are doing wonderfully. I hope everything is going well for you. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Sincerely,

Stephen L. Weber

(handwritten on SDSU, "The President" letterhead)

July 30, 1998

Dear John,

I have just learned, to my dismay, that Susan and I will be out of town on Sept. 8, and will not be able to join you and President and Mrs. Carter for the game. My executive assistant when I served at the State University of New York, Oswego, is being inaugurated as their new president; I have promised I will attend.

I have received a fax from James Greene; we will get right on it. My Exec Assistant, Barbara Hartung, will contact him and explain how to proceed with application. She will also alert Dan Nowak, V.P. for Student Services, to keep an eye out for the application.

Thanks again for thinking of us for the ballgame with the Carters.

Steve

(handwritten on SDSU, "The President" letterhead)

August 3

Dear John,

We have spoken with James on the phone. He has submitted and we have received his application. The application is being processed now; we expect no problem.

We will get back to James with a decision as soon as possible.

Steve

P.S. Glad to see that the stadium deal is moving forward. Obviously you have been more successful in dealing with the mayor than we were.

(handwritten on SDSU, "The President" letterhead, undated)

Dear John,

I just learned that James Greene has been admitted. Let us know if there is any way we can be of further assistance.

Steve

September 14, 1998

Dear John:

Just a note to tell you that James Green has enrolled at San Diego State University. I was pleased to see that he is taking a couple of physics courses and a math class.

I asked Barbara Hartung, my Executive Assistant, to meet with him. He came into the office last week. She tells me he is a fine young man. She tried to make clear that we are here to be of whatever assistance we can.

Let us know if you see anything further we can do.

Steve

(handwritten on SDSU, "The President" letterhead)

December 14, 1998

Dear John and Becky,

Thank you for the commemorative bottle of "Padres" wine.

We will savor (and save) it as still another expression of your friendship.

Congratulations, again, on a great year.

Steve

March 4, 1999

Mr. John Moores

12680 High Bluff, Suite 200

San Diego, CA 92130

Dear John:

Thank you for facilitating our visit with Rick Majerus. Needless to say, we appreciated the transportation, but, more than that, we appreciated your perspective on matters of this sort.

During our conversation on the plane you mentioned your expectation that there would be a major hotel involved in the baseball development. You said that you thought there was a good chance it might end up being a Westin. For what it is worth, we did a quick review on the Internet and were not able to find any hospitality/hotel management programs that they have sponsored. I think that is good news. It suggests that Westin might be open to the notion of developing a hospitality/hotel management program based in their San Diego hotel. San Diego State is definitely interested in exploring any such possibility, if one exists. Is there anything we should be doing at this point? Anyone with whom we should be speaking? If not, we will be happy to "stand at the ready."

Thanks again for the trip to Los Angeles and to Sacramento.

Sincerely,

Stephen L. Weber

President

April 23, 1999

Mr. & Mrs. John J. Moores

Post Office Box 728

Del Mar, CA 92014

Dear John and Becky:

On behalf of the San Diego State University community, I would like to express my gratitude for your generous gift of $7,522,500 for the creation of the Athletics administrative complex, softball stadium, and tennis complex. These facilities, in conjunction [sic] with the Parking Structure V and the development of Aztec Walk, will provide tremendous enhancement to San Diego State University and our athletics plant. I understand that you are currently working with Rick Bay and Sally Roush to develop a timetable for this project, and I look forward to its initiation.

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