Welcome to the on-line home of the South Florida Huskers Alumni Chapter.
Chapter News and Events
SOUTH FLORIDA HUSKERS UPDATE (December 11, 2013):
We had a good group for the day after Thanksgiving game vs. Iowa at Packys Sports Pub. We would like to thank Shelly Loos for bringing some great raffle baskets for the raffle. We also want to thank Shelly and Rob Klostermeyer for donating socks for our 2013 fundraiser to help the homeless for the St. Laurence Chapel in Pompano Beach. We collected 240 pairs of socks! Thanks to everyone that contributed this past season, we certainly appreciated your support!
Nebraska has been selected to play in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville on January 1, 2014 vs. Georgia. To purchase tickets, buy your Gator Bowl tickets from the official University of Nebraska team allotment! Tickets can be purchased online at huskers.com, or by calling 800-8-BIGRED. Gator Bowl tickets available for sale are priced at $60, $80 and $125. Nebraska will receive an allotment of 12,750 tickets for the game.
If you are interested in a bus ride from Deerfield Beach to Jacksonville on game day, please let us know. We will need at least 40 fans interested to get a bus. The bus will leave about 6 am on New Year's Day and arrive in Jacksonville at 11 am. The bus would leave about an hour after the game and return about 9 pm. The cost depends on amount of participation, but estimate with 40 people would be $50 per person. Please e-mail us at email@example.com by Monday, December 23, 2013 to reserve. Tickets will be up to each person to get on their own.
If you will not be making the trek to Jacksonville, we will be hosting a watch party at Packys Sports Pub in Lighthouse Point. Game time is Wednesday, January 1 at 12 pm. All Husker fans are welcome. Packy's own version of the Runza will be available, which have been delicious.
We still have a few copies of the DVD "Through The Gates" for sale. Each copy is $20 and will make a great Christmas gift. We can ship it out or we can make arrangements for pickup.
Photos from the past couple of weeks have been posted on our Facebook page.
Have a safe holiday! We really appreciate your support! GO BIG RED!
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, Elk Creek drinks and beer bucket specials. They have an outdoor patio with a bar and a lot of flat screens throughout.
Thanks for your continued support!
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD
The first week in October 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!
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.
SOUTH FLORIDA HUSKERS WATCH PARTY LOCATION - As of Saturday, November 16th, The South Florida Huskers watch our games at Packy's Sports Pub. Packy's is located at 4480 N. Federal Hwy. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064 (Between SE 10th Street and Sample Rd on Federal Hwy.)
2013 FUNDRAISER FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
We are going to tie in a fundraiser during the entire season of watch parties for the St. Laurence Chapel for the Homeless in Pompano Beach. We are asking our fans to bring in just one pair (or several) of white athletic socks to each game. The Chapel provides over 500 pairs of white socks to the homeless each month. We will just to try to do a small part to help with this worthy cause each week. Our weekly update has increased from 198 pairs to 240 pairs! Great job!
SCHOLARSHIP FUND DONATION--On Monday, February 11, 2013, The South Florida Huskers presented a $2,000 check to the University of Nebraska Foundation at CJ's Drafthouse for our annual gift to our scholarship fund! From the money we raised from donations from the past year for our raffles, t-shirt sales and other donations, we were able to give to the Foundation. 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!
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.
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. These shirts are a higher quality than in past years and feel great! Shirts are $15 each, $20 for XX and XXX. Where else can you find a Husker shirt with palm trees? The black shirts have a light white stitching around the sleeves and bottom. 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.