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Chapter News and Events
SOUTH FLORIDA HUSKERS UPDATE (August 26, 2014):
The 125th season of Nebraska football will kick off on Saturday, Aug. 30, when the Huskers play host to local Florida Atlantic University at Memorial Stadium. The game will kick off at 3:30 pm at our watch party home at Packy's Sports Pub (4480 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, 33064, 954-657-8423). Packy's will have some home-made Runzas along with a variety of drink specials including Red Beer. Packy's is a family friendly restaurant so all are encouraged to attend. Packy's is located just 3/4 of a mile north of Sample on US Hwy 1 on the east side of the street.
Our half-time raffle raises money for our University of Nebraska Foundation South Florida Huskers Scholarship Fund. If you are interested in donating any items (gift cards, Nebraska memorabilia, etc.) please bring them with you to the next watch party. We would like to thank new South Florida Husker fan Jodi Stone for donating a gift card to Dave & Buster's for our watch party!
LOCAL CONNECTION - One of our original South Florida Husker members, Christian Singleton has grown up a bit and is now working with FAU. Singleton works on the sidelines filming FAU and will be in Lincoln. We wonder if he will be secretly rooting for the Big Red. Good luck Christian!
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA FOUNDATION
Just last month we sent in a check for $2,000 for our South Florida Huskers Scholarship fund. So, a BIG THANK YOU to those that contributed to any of our events last year. If at any time in the future, you would like to contribute, please use this link for your tax-deductible donation: https://nufoundation.org/search?fundSearch=true&q=south+florida+huskers.
In 2013, we asked our members to donate one or two pairs of new white socks to benefit the St. Laurence Chapel for the Homeless in Pompano Beach. Last year, we collected 240 pairs of socks. We will be asking our fans to donate again this year to try and beat last year's total. The white socks are given out to the homeless in Broward County.
FL WEST COAST CHAPTER
We are looking for a west coast (Naples/Ft. Myers area) of Florida watch party location. If you know of a place to watch Husker games, please let us know so we can share with fans in the area.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to let us know.
Thanks for your continued support!
FLORIDA RESIDENTS JOIN NEBRASKA ATHLETICS: Fort Lauderdale's Cypress Bay cornerback Boaz Joseph signed with football; Andrew Dzulynsky, from Miramar signed with Tennis; Antonio Castro from Pinecrest joins gymnastics; Ft. Lauderdale's John A. Ferguson distance runner, Katrina Santiago joined Track & Field. GBR!
WATCH PARTY LOCATION--Packys Sports Pub located at 4480 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064. Their phone number is 954-657-8423. They are just 3/4 of a mile north of Sample on US Hwy 1 on the east side of the street. Runzas will be available along with red beer and beer bucket specials. They have an outdoor patio with a bar and a lot of flat screens throughout.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD
The first week in October in 2013 was the University of Nebraska Alumni Association's Chapter & Groups Leadership Conference in Lincoln, the South Florida Huskers were given a Corny, which is an award given to various alumni groups each year. The Corny we won was for the Award of Excellence in Communications for a small chapter. It was a nice honor among the chapters nominated!
SCHOLARSHIP FUND DONATION--In 2013, we donated $2,000 and in 2014 we donated another $2,000 for our South Florida Huskers scholarship fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation. Our total so far is just a bit over $6,000 and once we hit $10,000, we will have permanently established our scholarship fund! We really appreciate everyone's continued support! If you are interested in making a personal donation to our designated fund, click on this link http://nufoundation.org - which will direct you to the University of Nebraska Foundation web site and then click Make a Gift and search funds for "South Florida Huskers" and the South Florida Huskers Scholarship Fund will appear. GBR!
CONTACT US -- If you want to stay connected to us, please sure to fill out the Contact Us form link at the left. You will receive e-mails about our events throughout the year. If you have ideas for us to consider for events or activities, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to seeing everyone at a future event. Questions?? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER FLORIDA WATCH PARTY LOCATIONS --
NAPLES: Stevie Tomato's, 15215 Collier Blvd #301 - not sure if they still show our games?!?
CAPE CORAL: We are looking for a location - if you know of one - let us know!
MIAMI: We are looking for a location - if you know of one - let us know!
TAMPA: Beef O' Brady's, 4516 South Dale Mabry Hwy - new location!
ORLANDO: Metrowest Pour House, 2461 S. Hiawassee Road
JACKSONVILLE: Mudville Grille, 3105 Beach Blvd
INVERNESS: Coach's Pub & Eatery, 114 W. Main Street
SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES
SOUTH FLORIDA HUSKERS T-SHIRTS!
The South Florida Huskers T-shirts are now available! Shirts are $15 each. Where else can you find a Husker shirt with palm trees? These shirts make great Husker gifts. These shirts will be available for purchase at the Watch Party or can be purchased at the SFHuskers Store. Thanks for your support!
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OUR MISSION--The South Florida Husker Chapter is formed to cooperate with the Nebraska Alumni Association to inform, actively engage, and recognize graduates, former students and friends in support of the University of Nebraska, and to encourage and coordinate activities of graduates, former students and friends in support of the University of Nebraska, and the great state of Nebraska.