Orlando Touchdown Club
It's time for football and wonderful dinner meetings with old and new friends! We have already had 3 great meetings and #4 is coming soon.
Next up on Monday, Oct. 4, is Gene Chizik, the former head coach of the 2010 National Champion Auburn Tigers! Today Gene is a commentator with the SEC Network.
Have you made plans to join this great club and be with us? With SIX dinner meetings remaining, a new member will only pay $225! OR pay a guest fee of $40 and join us for the night. One benefit of paying a guest fee, if you enjoy your experience and want to join our club for the rest of the season, we'll apply the $40 paid towards your membership. You can't lose!
All checks should be made out to the Orlando TD Club. Please have all checks mailed to: Gig Sineni 601 Chatas Ct. Lake Mary, FL 32746.
With SIX dinner meetings still on the schedule, here is "who" you will be seeing and enjoying.
Wed, Sept. 8 Tony Barnhart, "Mr College Football," Sports Illustrated
Mon, Sept. 20 Matt Murschel, Orlando Sentinel
Mon, Oct. 4 Gene Chizik, SEC Network
Mon, Oct. 18 Terry Mohajir, UCF Athletic Director
Monday, Nov. 1 Tom Luginbill, ESPN
Monday, Nov. 15 Matt Stinchcomb, SEC Network
Mon, Nov. 29 Andy Staples of The Athletic
Mon, Dec. 13 Charles Davis, NFL analyst for CBS Sports
Gene Chizik is next on Oct. 4. Gene, a popular analyst of the SEC Network, is most remembered as the 2010 National Championship Head Coach of Auburn!
Terry Mohajir, the new and super dynamic Athletic Director from UCF, will be our speaker on Monday, Oct. 18. We can't wait to meet this marvelous new leader of the Knights!
Tom Luginbill, one of ESPN's top college game day analysts and commentators is coming back on Monday, Nov. 1! Ask anyone who was in the room last year when Tom was here, he was simply outstanding!
Another terrific speaker from last year, Matt Stinchcomb, College Hall of Fame player from the Univ. of Georgia and formerly with the NFL (Raiders and Buc's) who is now with the SEC Network, will be with us on November 15!
On Monday, Nov. 29, it'll be time to welcome back one of our local favorites, Andy Staples of The Athletic! Not only did Andy play FB at Lake Mary HS, he even walked on at the Univ. of Florida!
One of our very favorite people and a man our club has known forever,
Charles Davis, top NFL analyst for CBS Sports, will close our year out on Mon, Dec. 13. Not only is Charles extremely inspirational, he's the perfect person to finish our season and award our high school players and the area's top high school coach their end of the season awards!
In our rich history as a club, we have already had Steve Spurrier (twice), Lee Corso, (numerous times in the past) Stan Van Gundy, (once before) Lou Holtz and the late, great Bobby Bowden. Who knows "who" the next great personality will be that we bring to Orlando? But for sure we have some of our favorite speakers already pencilled in to see us this fall.
But there's more! Along with a wonderful guest speaker at every dinner meeting, we always give you FOUR terrific personalities in Mike Bianchi, Marc Daniels, Steve Gunter and Thomas Tart. That's a lot of entertainment! Plus you always get a wonderful buffet meal included too.
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 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.
And of course, no dinner meeting can be complete without a terrific history lesson and prayer from Thomas Tart, our club historian.
Our club has always honored great young men with "High School player of the week awards." Now that 2021 is here, you can expect to hear from more terrific young men during the fall!
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, Vols, 'Canes, Dawgs, Tigers, Wolverines, 'Heels, Trojans, Lions, VA Cavaliers and heck, even all Buckeyes and 'Bama people are welcome at our club too. Lol
For more info on membership, any questions or comments, please contact Gig Sineni at: GLSineni@gmail.com.
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 and a great high school report from Dan LaForest. We'll be done and on our way home by 8:00!