Orlando Touchdown Club
Are you ready to make some new and wonderful friends? If so, we are ready for you!
The Orlando TD Club is the place to be for terrific college FB talk, great speakers, superb food and numerous and new people you will want to get to know.
With our spring meeting with Arkansas Coach Sam Pittman now behind us, we're already planning our fall season of 8 more terrific dinner meetings!
We begin on Monday, Sept. 12 with Tom Luginbill of ESPN. Next is the superb college writer from the Tampa Bay Times, Matt Baker! We will meet every two weeks to Mon, Dec. 5, when Charles Davis of CBS Sports comes to see us again. Then one week after the National Champions are crowned, we will finish the season on Monday,
Jan. 16 with Tony Barnhart, "Mr. College Football!" If you're looking to make plenty of new friends and contacts, OUR group, the Orlando TD Club, is "who" you will want to be with.
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 when you sign up yourself!
Along with Tom Luginbill, Matt Baker, Charles Davis and Tony Barnhart, we'll have FOUR other dynamic speakers to entertain us this fall. Barring any other changes this fall, we expect Andy Staples from The Athletic, Andrea Adelson from ESPN and Matt Stinchcomb from the SEC Network to be with us too. Their individual dates will be announced later this spring.
As of early May, here is OUR 2022 schedule:
Mon, May 16 Sam Pittman, Univ. of Arkansas head FB coach
Mon, Sept. 12 Tom Luginbill of ESPN
Mon, Sept. 26 Matt Baker, college FB writer for the Tampa Bay Times
Mon, Oct. 10
Mon, Oct. 24
Mon, Nov. 7
Mon, Nov. 21
Mon, Dec. 5 Charles Davis 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 plan to have Sam Pittman in 2022, 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 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 coutesy of Steve Gunter 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.
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!" For our last meeting of the year, we always honor the two high school players of the year as well as the winner of the Coach Ed Kershner / Orlando TD Club Coach of the year award!
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 and a great high school report from Dan LaForest. We'll be done and on our way home by 8:00!