Archive for May, 2011

5th May
2011
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Hi, all. I wanted to let you know about some great news that has come our way regarding our tornado relief fundraiser this Friday. Jake Peavy, Alabama native and pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, has agreed to match all funds that are raised that evening!

What this means is that the $10 donation from each wristband in effect turns into $20. We will also accept additional donations that night. The event runs from 6-9 p.m., but several of us will be there by 5:30 to set up if anybody wants to stop by and drop off a donation. We will also have our Roll Tide Chicago t-shirts for sale at a special price, with all proceeds going to the relief fund. So if you didn’t get one last year, you have no excuses now!

If you can’t make it to the Houndstooth on Friday, the chapter is recommending the following options for donations:
West Alabama Red Cross: http://www.alredcross.org/index.asp?IDCapitulo=DRGYJ0Q5XZ
UA Acts of Kindness Fund, set up by the University for employees and students who need assistance: https://www.ua.edu/advancement/giving/donate/?division=2&account=349
Give Tuscaloosa, set up by the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce: http://www.givetuscaloosa.com/
A UA fraternity brother of Marc Brafman’s has this fundraiser going: http://www.partyworksoutlet.com/houndstooth.asp
Finally, check out this auction of Sports Illustrated covers, all featuring Alabama football. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Red Cross: http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/SportsIllustrated
Looking forward to seeing many of you on Friday as we send some much-needed relief to our beloved T-town.

RTR,

Laura

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3rd May
2011
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Link to Story: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=8101283

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2nd May
2011
written by admin
Hello, fellow alums and Bama friends. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with everybody in Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama right now. I sincerely hope everyone you care about is safe.
I wanted to you all know that Roll Tide Chicago will be sending a donation in support of relief efforts to the West Alabama/Tuscaloosa chapter of the Red Cross. A portion of chapter membership dues is always held onto for unexpected emergencies, and this certainly qualifies. So thank you for your membership, because it allows us to help those in need right now.

Tornado Relief Fundraiser
We will be hosting a fundraiser at the Houndstooth on Friday, May 6 from 6-9 p.m. For $20, you get all-you-can-drink domestic drafts and well drinks. And $10 of that will be donated to the Red Cross. So stop by on your way home from work, or on your way out to your evening plans. But do stop by. You’re probably going to have a couple drinks anyway, you might as well do it for a good cause!
If you can’t make it to the fundraiser on Friday, you can donate directly to the Alabama Red Cross: https://chapterneighborhood.wufoo.com/forms/online-donations-midalabama-chapter/.
Finally, some of the Roll Tide Chicago board members appeared on NBC and ABC, giving our local response to the story. (NBC spelled my name wrong, but what am I gonna do?) If either channel puts the stories online, we will post them to our web page for your viewing pleasure.

Please see the two links below for donations. One is the Alabama Red Cross. The other is the UA’s Act of Kindness Fund.
RTR,
Laura
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