Orlando Touchdown Club
We're getting closer to opening night on Sept. 12! Are you ready for football, food, friends and good times?
The Orlando TD Club is a wonderful "social club" that LOVES college FB! When one considers the members we have, the great speakers we attract and the superb food our host, Steve Gunter of The Tap Room serves, you will quickly see how we are a terrific group of people you will want to be with. Are you looking for some new contacts and friendships? That's the Orlando TD Club!
We begin our fall season on Monday, Sept. 12 with a good friend; a wonderful writer for The Athletic as well as a terrific radio announcer for ESPNU Radio, Lake Mary's own, Andy Staples. Next is the superb college writer from the Tampa Bay Times, Matt Baker. Later in Oct., another friend, College FB Hall of Famer, Matt Stinchcomb, from the SEC Network will be with us. In November we'll see Coach Houston Nutt from CBS Sports and Andrea Adelson from ESPN. On Dec. 5, another wonderful friend, and Charles Davis from CBS Sports comes to see us. Our season ends on Jan. 16 when Tony Barnhart, "Mr. College Football," will be wth us one week after the National Champions are crowned. With 8 fall dinner meetings scheduled, you're really going to enjoy yourself as a club member!
Please let us know if you'd like to be a member or a guest. Membership for the entire year - 8 dinner meetings - is $375 and guest fees for any meeting will be $50. Here is an incentive; come as a guest and if you enjoy your evening and wish to join for the year, your $50 will be applied towards a full year's membership! ALSO, bring a NEW member or two with you and you get $50 credit for each new member!
Ready to join? We take checks payable to The Orlando TD Club or you can use your credit card. https://square.link/u/9PVEW66w. Please mail all checks to club president, Gig Sineni at 601 Chatas Ct. Lake Mary, FL 32746.
Our fall 2022 schedule:
Mon, Sept. 12 Andy Staples of The Athletic and ESPNU Radio
Mon, Sept. 26 Matt Baker, college FB writer for the Tampa Bay Times
Mon, Oct. 10 TBA
Mon, Oct. 24 Matt Stinchcomb, The SEC Network
Mon, Nov. 7 Houston Nutt, CBS College Sports commentator
Mon, Nov. 21 Andrea Adelson of ESPN
Mon, Dec. 5 Charles Davis, NFL analyst from CBS Sports
Mon, Jan. 16 Tony Barnhart, "Mr. College Football" returns!
To RSVP for any meeting OR should you have a question or a comment, please reach out to Gig Sineni at GLSineni@gmail.com.
In our rich history as a club, we have already had Steve Spurrier (twice), Lee Corso, (numerous times in the past) Stan Van Gundy, Lou Holtz and the late, great Bobby Bowden. Considering we had Gus Malzahn in 2021 and just had Arkansas coach, Sam Pittman in May, we will always give you wonderful speakers and great value for your membership!
But there's more! Along with a super good speaker at every dinner meeting, we always give you FIVE terrific personalities in
Mike Bianchi, Marc Daniels, Steve Gunter, Thomas Tart and Dan LaForest. That's a lot of entertainment! Plus you always get a wonderful buffet meal included too.
Mike Bianchi, our popular 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 lucky for us, Mike gives us his own college FB commentary at every meeting.
Marc Daniels, the wonderful radio voice of the UCF Knights and also the popular mid morning host with "96.9 The Game," delivers a fabulous UCF report at every meeting that excites our growing UCF membership.
Steve Gunter, the terrific host and owner of the Tap Room, always provides a great welcome, a story and a funny SEC video before each meeting.
Of course, no dinner meeting can be complete without a terrific history lesson and prayer from Thomas Tart, the former Gator FB star who is also our club historian.
Dan LaForest loves high school FB! At each meeting he shows us great videos and allows us to meet the Orange and Seminole Co. high school players of the week. And that includes our TWO Orlando TD Club/Coach Ed Kershner Players of the Year who will be honored on Dec. 5 along with our Coach of the Year!
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. And yes, not only is it a great venue to host a meeting, The Tap Room is a fabulous place to have lunch and dinner at!
WHO is your favorite college team? Whoever it is, you'll have plenty of company! All Gators, Knights, 'Noles, Irish, Vols, 'Canes, Dawgs, Tigers, Wolverines, 'Heels, Trojans, Lions, VA Cavaliers and heck, even all Buckeyes and 'Bama people are welcome at our club too.
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.
5:35 Welcome from Gig Sineni
5:40 Steve Gunter and Thomas Tart
6:25 Meeting begins with Mike Bianchi as our MC. Marc Daniels follows Mike and we also have the Skill Game with Phil D'Aniello. We'll be done and on our way home by 8:00! Come spend a night with us!