Summer in New Orleans
Community activist/neighborhood leader/Nole/mother Kara Morgan was diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma in February, and has begun aggressive treatment at the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Over and above what her medical insurance covers, Kara will incur the cost of frequent trips to Houston with extended overnight stays. These expenses, combined with the mounting out-of-pocket medical costs, will place a significant financial burden on Kara and her family. A fundraiser has been organized to help off-set some of these mounting costs – and it’s this Friday night!
Tickets are currently $50, but will be $55 at the door.
Buy tickets online: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6156152217/efbbt#
If you can’t attend but want to contribute, click here to donate via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=Q5LF_GW2JCuM54Xy_HLkpH51oJJ2RSSsxCx-zbxxzPuj2mOvVxoPDAf4M-q&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d96fc0752e9614158f04872d2f2ae25dc
Seminole Night at the Zephyrs
It’s that time, y’all – on Saturday, July 20, join the Greater New Orleans Seminole Club for Seminole Night at the Zephyrs. Call Greg at the Zephyrs at 504-734-5155 for your $9 lower level tickets. We’ll all sit together, and we’ll probably be able to share a brief meet-and-greet with a former Nole baseball player (as you know, rosters are somewhat fluid during the season). The Zephyrs are also giving away baseball cards that night, and apparently are offering post-game wrestling?
Well then. Go Noles!
Other FSU news of note:
- Bobby Bowden is returning to the Doak this fall.
- 5-star LB recruit Matthew Thomas is trying to create free agency before he ever steps foot on campus.
- In the 2013 NFL draft, a school record 11 FSU players were drafted. That’s incredible.
- FSU’s athletic department is more profitable than we all thought.
- Florida State has announced its strategic plan to ascend into the rankings as a top 25 public university.
- What the ACC’s new grant of rights really means for FSU (not including the ACC network plans that seem to be circulating).
- Andrew Wiggins still hasn’t committed anywhere – but the deadline to do so is May 15, unless he’s planning to sit out and just enter the NBA draft next year. In case you’ve forgotten, Wiggins’ parents are Florida State alumni.
- Clint Trickett transferred. Marvin Bracy went pro in track.
- Trickett likely transferred because of this guy, Jameis Winston, who is expected to start at QB this fall. He’s also a pretty great baseball player.
Save the date, too, for Thursday, August 15 for our fall kickoff party! We’ll be joined by sportscaster/Nole/and fellow n’er-do-well Tom Block!
On a slightly more serious note, I am expecting my second child, to be born just before football season. I would LOVE some help with setting up game watches and club events this fall, so if you can spare a Saturday afternoon here and there, please let me know at email@example.com. Thanks!