Waited three hours to see one play. It was a good play, but only one!
[NOTE: See RSVP information below.]
Each year, the South Alabama Gator Club gets to do something no local UF alumni chapter across the country can do. We honor the senior Gator players who are in town for the Senior Bowl. (Or as it’s called this year, the Reeses Senior Bowl.) It’s a great chance for us to get together and celebrate all they’ve done, the way they’ve represented the university and the effort they’ve made to help the Gators succeed. Every year, it’s a blast. We hang out, we chat, we eat, we make some new friends.
This year’s Florida Gator Senior Bowl participants are Jon Halapio from St. Pete and Jaylen Watkins from Cape Coral. They’ll be in town all week, but the Senior Bowl committee only provides this one evening for players to hang out with their local alumni chapter. We want as many Gator fans as possible on hand to celebrate our players and their accomplishments. Efforts are being made right now to arrange for the players to attend.
Here’s the skinny on this year’s Gator Appreciation Dinner for our seniors.
- WHAT: Gator Appreciation Dinner
- WHERE: Moe’s Original BBQ, 701 Spring Hill Ave., in downtown Mobile. (Where Spring Hill meets Dauphin).
- WHEN: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
- WHAT TIME: 5:30-8:00 pm
- HOW MUCH: $30 per person
Moe’s makes some good eatin’ barbecue, so you don’t want to miss this opportunity. The cost for the event covers your meal and the player’s meal. And any that’s leftover will go into our scholarship fund.
It’s very important that you RSVP if you’re planning to attend. You can do so by clicking RSVP to send an email to our secretary, Diana Laier.
Where have we been?
We have no way of proving it, but we’re pretty sure Gators hibernate. That must explain our long silence. (Okay, if you do a quick Google search about alligators and hibernation, you’d know we’re just making that part up.)
But we’re back and we’re getting ready for another great season of Gator football. This last year was awesome. Not only did we have viewing parties, a Player Appreciation Banquet, and a Senior Bowl Tailgate, we also participated in International Gator Day, helping our local Cystic Fibrosis chapter take “Great Strides” towards a cure for CF.
Get ready, Gators. It’s going to be a great season.
This year, on May 18, 2013, we’re volunteering with the local chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for their Great Strides event. The event is a fundraising walk where participants solicit pledges and donations for their participation. We’ll be helping with the race set up and registration as well as providing water to the runners/walkers. Ironically (or maybe serendipitously) the race will take place at Five Rivers State Park, just a few miles down the causeway from where our club meets for football viewing parties in the fall.
Save the Date!International Gator Day will be May 18th and we’re finalizing the project our club will be volunteering on. It’s an important way for each of us to say we’re not just Gator-Takers, we’re Gator-Givers.
You can learn more about the day and what other clubs around the world are doing by clicking here.
Use this map to find your way to the South Alabama Gator Club Senior Bowl tailgating location. (It’s where the white arrow is pointing.) Parents and family of Gators are most certainly welcome. Any other Gator fans are welcome, too. It would be appreciated if you brought a food or beverage to share.
Is anyone interested in a trip to the bowl game (probably the Sugar Bowl)? If so, please post a response to the same question on our Facebook wall. We’re trying to gauge interest.
This is awesome. That is all.
Do yourself a favor and watch “Shutdown Fullback” every week, but not while drinking a coke, unless you want to buy yourself a new computer.
The South Alabama Gator Club will be watching some Gator football at Tacky Jacks. But if you’re making the trip to College Station (according to Will Muschamp, that’ll be the only time you go), here’s a handy-dandy survival guide, courtesy of EverydayShouldBeSaturday.com. (Apologies in advance for some the the salty language. We don’t write it; we link it.)