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|Ryan George '00|
|Steve Coppinger '98|
|Brian Sutton '98|
The Gridiron Chapter recently hosted a meet-and-greet with Bearcat head football coach Adam Dorrel to discuss the latest recruits to the team. This provided a venue for players of all generations to ask Dorrel about the team as well as to reminisce about their days on the gridiron. The chapter is preparing for the Third Annual Red Hat Golf Classic, a two-man, three-club golf scramble at Maryville Country Club that takes place the same day as the spring football game. Festivities for the day beyond the tournament include breakfast, lunch and attending the spring game in the afternoon. The event is open to all former football players, and additional information can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gridiron Chapter’s second Red Hat Classic golf tournament was in April prior to the spring football game. Chapter members also enjoyed a football player alumni reunion prior to the Bearcats home opener last year, and another reunion is slated for this year’s home opener, Sept. 5. The chapter also hosted a suite at the Fall Classic at Arrowhead last October and enjoyed watching the Bearcats roll to victory over the Gorillas.
In mid-April, the Gridiron Chapter hosted its first Red Hat Classic in Maryville with more than 50 golfers playing the nine-hole, two-man scramble. In addition, the chapter is coordinating a player reunion and tailgate for the Aug. 30 home opener. Former Bearcat football players will gather that afternoon to celebrate the beginning of another successful season. The chapter also will host a suite at the Fall Classic at Arrowhead.
The Gridiron Chapter’s first event, "The Red Hat Classic," is set for April 14 at the Maryville Country Club (which coincides with the spring football game). The two-man, three-club golf tournament is open to any former Bearcat football player. Coach Adam Dorrel will kick off the tournament by giving golfers a scouting report for that evening’s game, followed by the nine-hole tournament, tailgating and attending the spring game. Contact Steve Coppinger ’98 at coppy51@gmail. com to register. Other events for 2012 include a Bearcat football player reunion during the first home football game, hosting a suite for all former football players at the Fall Classic at Arrowhead and a Homecoming tailgate. Contact the Northwest Alumni Association at 660.562.1248 or email@example.com for more information or visit the chapter’s Facebook page.
The Gridiron Chapter became the 19th chapter of the Northwest Alumni Association. More than 55 former Bearcat football players and friends representing the last five decades met in May at O'Dowds in Kansas City to witness the launching of the chapter. As part of the celebration, Steve Sutton '71, director of alumni relations, presented the chapter banner to President Ryan George '99, Vice President Steve Coppinger '98 and Secretary Brian Sutton '98. Special guests included former Bearcat head coach Mel Tjeerdsma and current head coach Adam Dorrel '98, '00. The chapter also raised more than $5,500, which was sent to former Northwest coach and current Missouri Southern head coach Bart Tatum to be given to his coaching staff impacted by the tornado in Joplin. For more information about the Gridiron Chapter or to get involved, contact the Northwest Alumni Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or (660) 562-1248.
The Gridiron Alumni and Friends Chapter became the 19th chapter within the Northwest Alumni Association. Over 55 former Bearcat football players and friends met at O'Dowds in Zona Rosa in Kansas City on May 13. As part of the celebration, Steve Sutton '71, director of alumni relations presented the Gridiron Alumni and Friends banner to President Ryan George '99, Vice President Steve Coppinger '98 and Secretary Brian Sutton '98. Special guests at the event included former Bearcat head coach Mel Tjeerdsma and former Bearcat football player and current Bearcat assistant head coach Adam Dorrel '98, '00. For more information about the Gridiron Alumni and Friends Chapter or to get involved, contact the Northwest Alumni Association at email@example.com or (660) 562-1248.