The Orlando Touchdown Club
HELLO COLLEGE FOOTBALL FANS! The Orlando Touchdown Club's 2017 season is now over. Beginning in the spring, when former Auburn coach, Gene Chizik, came to see us, we had NINE wonderful dinner meetings for the year.
On Monday, Nov. 13, the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom was literally filled to the rafters as Steve Spurrier, came to see us. The "Head Ball Coach" of the Gators entertained a huge crowd of 200 plus people who came to see him.
Our last meeting was Monday, Dec. 4 when FOX Sports personality and commentator,
Charles Davis came to see us again. Charles, a wonderful friend of the club, is the perfect speaker to end our season with.
OUR SEASON BEGAN WITH A BANG ON AUGUST 28! Mike Bianchi was his usual, wonderful self as he entertained a large, opening season crowd. Everyone had a great time! Due to Hurricane Irma, we had to wait 4 weeks for our next dinner meeting. Finally, on Sept. 25, we welcomed FOX FL Sports personality, Paul Kennedy to our club! We were so ready for a wonderful evening and Paul did not disappoint us. On Oct. 9, Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated and ESPNU Radio, channel 84 came by. He was so good, we had to end the questioning just to leave by 8:15! Following Andy, on Oct. 16, our old friend, Tony Barnhart came back to see us again. They call him "Mr. College FB" for all the right reasons! On Oct. 23, we welcomed a newcomer; Chris Spatola, the former Army Captain at West Point who now announces for ESPN and ESPNU. On Nov. 6, one of our big favorites, Mark Packer of XM Radio's ESPNU, channel 84, made his annual appearance to see us.
Are you a UCF fan? Marc Daniels, of "96.9 The Game" and the radio voice of the Knights, was at every meeting with his UCF report. Your hometown team is always well represented at the Orlando Touchdown Club!
Many of us get to read Mike Bianchi in the Orlando Sentinel and listen to his radio show on "96.9 the Game." Like Marc Daniels, Mike Bianchi is a wonderful friend of the club and he is seen at most every meeting. With dynamic personalities like Mike and Marc, that's as good as any reason to join our club for 2018!
Soon, we will announce a date for our spring meeting. Gators, Knights, 'Noles, Vols, 'Canes, Dawgs, Tigers and even Buckeyes are all welcome. For more info on membership, please contact: GLSineni@gmail.com.
We hope to hear from you!
All dinner meetings are held at Steve Gunter's "Historic Dubsdread Ballroom," next to The Tap Room restaurant, also Steve's. 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
5:30 PM Check in and cocktails.
6:30 Meeting begins. We'll be done by 8:15!