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Chapter News and Events
SOUTH FLORIDA HUSKERS UPDATE (April 21, 2014):
TASTE OF NEBRASKA RECAP--What a great event we had last Sunday night at the first Taste of Nebraska event in South Florida! We had seventy-five Husker fans attend the event at the Hollywood Beach Golf Resort. We had a wonderful silent auction filled with all sorts of unique items donated by our members: Greg Bean, Christine Coenen, Peggy Johannsen, Rob Klostermeyer, Maggie Kreuzberger, Kathy Hanley, Shelly Loos, Packy's Sports Pub, Stacey Rudy, Carolyn Van Meter and Mike Zaidman. We had plenty of food for everyone and even had some leftovers to take home too. This really was an extraordinary event with special thanks to all the Board Members of the South Florid Huskers to pull this off. If there is interest in repeating this event, please let us know.
NEBRASKA PITCHER--The South Florida Chapter of the Society of American Baseball Research present former University of Nebraska pitcher, Stan Bahnsen on Saturday, April 26 at 11 am in the multi-purpose room at the Tamarac Public Library at 8701 W. Commercial Blvd. Stan Bahnsen will be sharing experiences from his major league career that spanned sixteen seasons and included winning the 1968 American League's Rookie of the Year Award while hurling for the New York Yankees. He won 146 games in his career including a 21-win season for the 1972 Chicago White Sox. Stan also pitched for the Oakland Athletics, Montreal Expos, California Angels and Philadelphia Phillies.
Also appearing will be author Lyle Spatz, radio talk show host Ed Kaplan, retired broadcaster Bob Goldstein and emcee will be Gerry Garte. To RSVP to this event, please e-mail Sam Zygner, email@example.com.
FOOTBALL TICKETS--Registration is now open for the Nebraska Alumni Association's For Members Only Ticket Lottery. NAA members who wish to request tickets to a 2014 Husker football game (home or away) through this process must do so by May 1. The ticket system is based on membership status, involvement and giving. The more involved you are with the NAA, the better chance you have of receiving single-game tickets of your choice. Be sure to mention your involvement with the South Florida Huskers, alumni chapter. Tickets are limited to one game and two tickets per household. Members agree to purchase tickets for a single game for any game ranked on the form. Apply online now at https://huskeralum.org/fmo.
FL WEST COAST CHAPTER--For those members that live on the west coast of Florida near Ft. Myers/Naples area, if you would be interested in creating a watch party location, please let us know. We have received several inquiries about finding a watch party location. If you have suggestions, just let us know and we will work with the establishment.
ANOTHER NEBRASKA FILM--The 2014 Cannes Film Festival on Thursday unveiled its picks for its 67th competition. The 49 films include “The Homesman,” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCFaTffMMeE) Mr. Jones stars as an unlikely guide on a quest after his life is saved by a pioneer played by Hilary Swank. In return, he agrees to guide three mad women from Nebraska to Iowa. Meryl Streep also stars.
NEBRASKA GYMNAST--Emily Wong has been named the 2014 AAI Award winner, recognizing the most outstanding female gymnast in the country. The honor is given annually to the nation’s top gymnast on the basis of athleticism, academic excellence and civic responsibility. The award is voted on by the NCAA women’s gymnastics head coaches and was announced at the championship banquet last Wednesday night in Birmingham, Ala.
MARLINS GAME - date changed to Monday instead of Tuesday
The Annual South Florida Big Ten Chapters game at Marlins Park will take place on Monday, June 16 at 7 pm. The Marlins will host the Chicago Cubs. Tickets for this game for our group will be $18 per person. The ticket location is in the lower boxes, so, really, some excellent seats this year. To purchase tickets, please send your checks to Illinois Alumni Club, 1201 SW 141 Ave., #104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027. Questions?? Call Doug Maran, President of the Illinois Alumni Club of South Florida at 954-435-7333
We reallly 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 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 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.
2013 FUNDRAISER FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
For our 2013 fundraiser we asked our members to donate pairs of white socks during the entire season of watch parties for the St. Laurence Chapel for the Homeless in Pompano Beach. We just tried to do our part to help with this worthy cause each week. Our final total reached 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
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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.