Orlando Touchdown Club
Now that a wonderful spring meeting with UCF coach, Gus Malzahn, is in the books, it's time to look ahead to our Fall season and the speakers we plan to give you.
We have FIVE dinner meetings including the first FOUR already scheduled! Only 3 dates - all in November, are left to fill. We'll do that soon.
Tony Barnhart, "Mr College Football," will be our first speaker of the fall season! The date is Wednesday, Sept. 8. Tony has been with us a dozen times and he is clearly one of our favorite people! We know Tony from his time with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, ESPN, The SEC Network, CBS Sports and today Tony writes for Sports Illustrated. We can't wait to see him again.
For our second date, Monday, Sept. 20, we welcome a great friend of the club, Matt Murschel, the lead college writer for the Orlando Sentinel. Matt covers it all; UCF, the state of Florida and numerous national stories.
Our third speaker, Tom Luginbill, from ESPN, a gentleman we had for the first time last year, is coming back to see us again! The date will be Mon, Oct. 4. Ask anyone who was in the room when Tom came last year, he was simply outstanding and so entertaining!
Terry Mojajir, the new and 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!
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!
Due to Labor Day, we start on a Wednesday. Otherwise it's every other Monday to Dec. 13. Our schedule:
Wed, Sept. 8 Tony Barnhart, "Mr College Football," Sports Illustrated
Mon, Sept. 20 Matt Murschel, Orlando Sentinel
Mon, Oct. 4 Tom Luginbill, ESPN game analyst and commentator
Mon, Oct. 18 Terry Mohajir, UCF Athletic Director
Mon, Nov. 1 TBA
Mon, Nov. 15 TBA
Mon, Nov. 29 TBA
Mon, Dec. 13 Charles Davis, NFL analyst for CBS Sports
Would you like to join the Orlando TD Club? A full season (eight dinner meetings) only costs $325!
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 a college FB club filled with people like you, we'll apply the $40 paid towards a full year's 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.
Would you like to bring a friend with you as a new member? Do so and you can take $50 off your own membership! Bring TWO new members and save another $100! That's a great deal!
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 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 2020 is behind us, 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!