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Can you believe the 2014 MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL SEASON is less than one month away? We kick off the season on AUG 30 against the Alabama Crimson Tide in Atlanta. WOW!!! I truly believe the Mountaineers will be a much improved team, but this year’s schedule is one the toughest in all of Division One College Football. The challenges in front of the team are many and very difficult. The same holds true for the Tampa Chapter.
In 2012 we had the highest membership ever with over 140 paid members, but in 2013 we dropped down to about 80 paid members. This is quite a drop from one year to next. Our Chapter expectations, just like the Mountaineer Football team, are lofty and we never back down from a tough challenge. Our goal is to get back to 140 paid members. This will be a tough number to hit, and this is where we need your help. Obviously we want as many of you to join the Tampa Bay WVU Chapter if your budget permits. We also want every one of you to assist us in finding new members……. neighbors, co-workers, family, social networking, etc. There are lots of Mountaineer Alumni and Fans in the Tampa Bay area who have never come to a game watch, golf outing, etc.
The Tampa Chapter will also be implementing a New Membership Committee. Let me know if you are interested. In addition to new memberships, we will also raise money from our game day raffles, the board where you pcik squares to the guess the quarter scores, and the new BLUE & GOLD wheel of prizes. REMEMBER, most of the money we raise from memberships and raffles goes to the Scholarship Fund, WVU Foundation, etc. Over the past 6 years the Tampa Chapter has dontated over $10,000 to the WVU Foundation. A very good cause to say the least.
We also are going to have a member raffle each week sponsored by local businesses for some nice prizes which are $50 to $150 in value. For the Alabama game, all paid members will be included in the raffle for a $150 certificate to BERN's Restaurant. For this raffle, you can join during the first and second quarter of the Alabama game to participate. As we only have small amount of paid members everyone who is a member will have a good chance of winning this great prize. Second game against Towson is a $50 certificate to Home Depot. We need some business owners to step up and help us with games 3-12. Call me or email me if this interests you. See my contact information on the CONTACT PAGE.
In addition, we need a small team of 2-4 people for help setting up for each game watch. This means you will need to get the game about 1 hour early. Not every game, you pick the game or games you can help out so Andre does not have to go it alone. Please let me and Andre know what other suggestions, improvements, issues, etc. you might have related to our Chapter. Don’t be shy. Most importantly, you can help us make our Chapter the best it can be.
See you at Beefs O Brady’s for the game watches.
Lastly, and most important, we are going to have a lot of fun this year. According to the recent coaches poll we play 3 top ten teams – Alabama, Oklahoma, and Baylor. Add 2 more top 25 teams which include Texas and Kansas State, and TCU and Oklahoma State just missed being in the top 25 poll. Holy Cow!!!
My first prediction for the season: WVU 31 – Alabama 19. Take it to the bank. LET’S Goooooooooooooooooooooo MOUTAINEERS!!!