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6th October
written by Todd Cheatham

A message from Jack Ayers, President, RTC

Hello Tide Fans

It was my privilege last Saturday to represent The Chicago Alumni Chapter at the National Alumni Meeting which recognizes newly endowed scholarships.  Beginning in the fall of 2017, RTC will participate in the selection of another Illinois student that will attend UA. This scholarship will be awarded from the Norman and Jeanne Pinkert Scholarship for the Advancement of Geriatric Education & Research. It was exciting to hear that over 500 scholarships are rewarded annually from Alumni Chapters throughout the US.  Please help us continue to do our part in this great success by attending watch parties at The Houndstooth and Another Round, our two NAA official locations.


Bama is on the road this Saturday playing Arkansas at 6:00 PM.  If you’re planning on watching the game in the Chicagoland area, please join us at either of our two official University of Alabama Chapter watch locations that support Roll Tide Chicago’s scholarships.  The Houndstooth is located at 3369 N Clark St. in Chicago.  The Cubs start the playoffs Saturday with a home game at 7:10.  Please arrive by 2-3 PM CT.  WE need to fill up the Tooth early or the sound could be turned over to the Cubs game.  There are no reservations at “The Tooth” and it is based on a “first come, first serve” basis.   Alumni will be there to greet you as soon as you enter. The Houndstooth’s web site for further details is


In the suburbs, Another Round, is located at 5141 Main Street in Downers Grove. Another Round will be open also and ready to greet all the wonderful BAMA fans.  We have a private area to the far left as you enter the bar.  Within this watch area, is a large room with couches and comfortable chairs that can be reserved for a donation to the scholarship fund.  Send email to if interested.  Another Round’s web site is


We’re selling our 2016-17 memberships. Stop by the membership desk and purchase yours. Memberships are as follows:

White level (single) – $25 and includes one shirt

Crimson level (dual) – $40 and includes two shirts

Houndstooth level (family) – $60 and includes four shirts

Single shirt purchase (non member) – $30 each

Additional shirt purchase (member) – $20


If you need to reach us or have any questions prior to the game, please visit our web site at or send us an email at

Lisa, Linda, Laurel, and Todd will be at The Houndstooth and available to answer any questions you may have.

Spencer, Bob, Cathy and I will be at Another Round to assist you.  Hope to see you there.

Roll Tide

Jack Ayers





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