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Chapter News and Events
SOUTH FLORIDA HUSKERS UPDATE (November 18, 2014):
We had a pretty nice turnout last weekend even though the outcome wasn't what we all wanted. This Saturday, the No. 21 ranked Nebraska Husker seniors will play their final home game against Minnesota at Memorial Stadium. The South Florida Huskers watch party will feature the 12 pm kickoff at Packy's Sports Pub in Lighthouse Point.
Nebraska has a chance to complete a perfect home season in the 340th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium. A win would also give the Big Red their seventh consecutive nine-win season under Coach Bo Pelini.
We would like to thank Kathy Hanley, Shelly Loos, Packy's Sports Pub and Jeff Sarringar for donating items to the raffle last week. And we are still collecting white socks for the St. Laurence Chapel for the homeless day shelter in Broward County. Our sock total has risen to 163 pairs! We are getting closer to our goal of 250 pairs.
SFH T-SHIRTS--All t-shirts are now listed for $10 on our website. Not all sizes remain, but the holidays are just around the corner.
ANOTHER FLORIDIAN COMMITS--Nebraska needed to add another defensive end to their 2015 class and they had narrowed their focus down to just a couple of players. Last week, they landed the guy they wanted most as Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson's Reuben Jones officially became a Husker.
TASTE of NEBRASKA--Save-the-date for Saturday, March 7, 2015, the South Florida Huskers will host the Taste of Nebraska! The event will take place at Rudy's Pub & Restaurant, located inside the Hollywood Beach Golf Resort, 1650 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33020. All our favorite food items from Nebraska will be flown in and served, such as original Runza's, Valentino's Pizza, Dorothy Lynch salad dressing and Miller & Paine Cinnamon rolls. Start time and cost are still being configured, but it will be announced next week.
Thanks for your continued support. See you on Game Day!
UPCOMING HUSKER EVENTS IN FLORIDA: Monday, December 1 - Nebraska Men's Basketball plays at FSU in Tallahassee at 7 pm.; Saturday, January 10th - Nebraska Women's Swimming & Diving Team will compete in Ft. Myers against Florida Gulf Coast University at 10 am; Friday, February 13 to Sunday, February 15 - Nebraska Women's Softball plays in a tournament in Tallahassee against Florida State, Georgia Tech and Western Kentucky. Games time 2/13 at 1 pm & 3 pm; 2/14 at 9 am & 11 am; 2/15 at 11am; Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15 - Nebraska Men's Golf will play in the Big Ten Tournament at Hammock Beach Resort near St. Augustine.
HUSKER CRUISE: For those interested, there will be a 2015 Husker Cruise, February 26 - March 2 leaving from Fort Lauderdale. Husker legends Matt Davison, Eric Crouch, Ahman Green, Steve Taylor and Greg Sharpe, voice of the Huskers will be on board. Also scheduled to appear is Jack Hoffman and family. The cruise will visit the Bahamas and Key West. For information, visit www.huskercruise.com or call Vicki Grieser at 402-484-4355.
KUDOS: In the Fall 2014 issue of Nebraska Magazine, local resident and South Florida Husker member, Darrel Rippeteau is featured for his story, A Soldier Remembers on page 16 about his World War II experience . Darrel won third place in the Nostalgia section in the 2014 Writing Contest. Congratulations Darrel!
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATCH LOCATION: Stevie Tomato's in Cape Coral has been selected as the new Southwest Florida Watch Party Location. Tomato's is located at 814 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL 33991. If you have questions, please contact Dan Kroeker, email@example.com - the watch party coordinator for this location.
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.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATCH LOCATION: Stevie Tomato's in Cape Coral has been selected as the new Southwest Florida Watch Party Location. Tomato's is located at 814 SW Pine Island Road. If you have questions, please contact Dan Kroeker, firstname.lastname@example.org, a Husker fan and the watch party coordinator for this location.
T-SHIRTS -- A few South Florida Husker t-shirts remain in our $10 blow out sale. Sizes left include Large, XL, XXL and XXXL in black and red.
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!
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 email@example.com.
OTHER FLORIDA WATCH PARTY LOCATIONS --
NAPLES: Stevie Tomato's, 15215 Collier Blvd #301
CAPE CORAL: Stevie Tomato's, 814 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33991
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
TWITTER -- @SouthFLHuskers
SOUTH FLORIDA HUSKERS T-SHIRTS!
The South Florida Huskers T-shirts are now available! Shirts are $10 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.