Orlando Touchdown Club
Members and friends, due to health concerns, we have cancelled our spring meeting scheduled for April 29. Instead, assuming "Corona" cooperates, we will begin our Fall season on Mon, Aug. 17 with NINE (not eight) Monday night dinner meetings scheduled for the Fall! We will finish the season on Mon, Dec. 7.
We are pleased to announce former Orlando Magic coach and current NBA analyst, Stan Van Gundy, will be our speaker on Aug. 31. Coach Van Gundy is not only inspirational and popular, he is super entertaining. More speakers to be announced as soon as we get them.
Our NINE dates for 2020 are: Aug. 17, Aug. 31, Sept. 14, Sept. 28,
Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, Nov. 23 and Dec. 7. ALL DATES ARE ON A MONDAY NIGHT! Please mark your calendars and be ready for lots of fun, great friends and terrific food.
Many people have already signed up and paid for the 2020 season. Please don't stop sending me your checks! Now that Aug. 17 will be our first dinner of the 2020 season, we'll need everyone's membership payment to be mailed to Gig Sineni OR bring it the night of our event.
For 2020, there will be NO rate increase! Our membership fee remains at $325 and any Junior members under 40 pay $275. Our guest fees remain the same; just $50 per meeting and $25 for those under the age of 18.
As an added bonus, for all of our members; bring a friend/relative with you as a new member and YOU get $50 off your own membership. There is NO limit! Please help us "grow" our club and YOU will be rewarded.
In 2019, OUR club had one of it's best EVER years! And make no mistake about it, Bobby Bowden's appearance to see us on Oct. 9, like Coach Lou Holtz last November, 2018, was more than wonderful for us. We're a great club to be part of! Not to mention, you're likely to make some new and extra good friends if you join.
That said, we always give our members an outstanding guest speaker at every dinner meeting PLUS three terrific personalities each night in
MIke Bianchi, Marc Daniels and Steve Gunter!
- Mike Bianchi, our MC, is not only the top sports columnist for The
Orlando Sentinel, he's the host of his own daily radio show on "96.9
The Game." And just as good, Mike gives us his own college FB commentary at each meeting.
- Marc Daniels, the wonderful radio voice of the UCF Knights and also
a mid morning host with "96.9 The Game," delivers a fabulous UCF
report at every meeting that excites our growing UCF membership.
- Lastly, Steve Gunter, the terrific host and owner of the Tap Room, always provides a great welcome and a funny SEC
video before each meeting.
If you enjoy high school FB and seeing great young men recognized for what they do on the field as well as the classrom, we always make a special point to award 2 - 4 young men at every dinner meeting. It's always a highlite to see them!
Our 2019 lineup was fantastic! Here is what we gave everyone:
Sept 9 Andy Staples of The Athletic and ESPNU XM radio
Sept 23 Chris Doering of the SEC Network
* Oct. 9 (Wed) Bobby Bowden, signature head coach of Florida State
Oct. 21 Matt Baker, top college FB writer for the Tampa Bay Times
Nov. 4 Andrea Adelson of ESPN, the SEC and ACC Networksl
Nov. 18 Tony Barnhart "Mr. College FB," SI and the SEC Network
Dec. 2 Houston Nutt, former coach and commentator for CBS Sports
Dec. 9 Charles Davis, FOX Sports NFL commentator
Our 2020 lineup will be finalized later this summer. Please continue to check our website and stay tuned for more news.
Our location for all TD Club dinner meetings is the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom, next door to The Tap Room, just off Par St. and I-4.
WHO is your favorite college team? Whoever it is, you'll have plenty of company! All Gators, Knights, 'Noles, Irish, Crimson Tide, Vols, 'Canes, Nittany Lions, Dawgs, Tigers, Wolverines and even Buckeyes are welcome at our club. For more info on membership or if you have any questions or comments, please contact: GLSineni@gmail.com.
We will see you on Monday, Aug. 17!
All dinner meetings are held inside the "Historic Dubsdread Ballroom," next to The Tap Room restaurant. With a full staff of wonderful people and great food at every meeting, THIS is the place to be!
549 W Par Street
Orlando, FL 32804
5:00 PM Check in and cocktails.
5:45 Welcome from Steve Gunter and Thomas Tart
6:20 Meeting begins. We'll be done by 8:00!