Archive for April 13th, 2012

13th April
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Roll Tide, Chicago!

Here is my first UA fun fact: What is the A-day game?

A-day is a spring internal scrimmage between the white team and the crimson team. Fans from all over come to see the new recruits and cheer on Alabama vs. Alabama. A-day is truly a time for you to cheer on the Crimson Tide with 101,000 of your closest friends.

Don’t forget this Saturday April 14th at 2pm is the 2012 A-day game and we will have a viewing party at the Houndstooth (3369 North Clark Street).  The A-day game will not be on ESPN this year…so come join your fellow BAMA fans to cheer on the 2012 Crimson Tide.

“UA Remembers” A Day of Service

The University is holding a day to remember and to honor the lives of the 6 students and the UA employee who passed away as a result of the tornado that took place on April 27, 2011.  UA is bringing University and the community together to serve others on April 21st.  While Roll Tide Chicago is over 600 miles away from Tuscaloosa we can still bring “UA remembers” to Chicago by adopting a room/house for someone in the community that needs some additional items to make their house a home.  We will be holding a raffle and collecting donations this Saturday while we are watching the A-day game at the Houndstooth.  For those of you who can’t join us Saturday, you can make a donation to the “UA Remembers” Fund directly via this link; just add in the space provided “Roll Tide Chicago Room” to ensure the donations go to our alumni associations’ room or home

Even a donation of $10 will help to purchase a set of sheets, towels, dishes or other supplies for a family who lost their home in the tornado.  Some of the items on the wish list for the “UA Remembers” Project Blessings adopt a room include:

  • A microwave for a family to have in their kitchen.
  • Mattresses cover for a queen and full size bed.
  • Two matching lamps for a living room.
  • A TV for a family to have in their family room.
  • A front porch swing for a repaired homes beautiful new front porch.

One last thing, if you are a member of Facebook do not forget to join our  Chicago Area University of Alabama Alumni Association group to stay up-to-date on what is going on in Chicago:

Hope to see you Saturday and Roll Tide!