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Hi to our Memphis Forever Buffs Family,
I would like to welcome a fellow Forever Buff to Memphis! He graduated in 2009 and is currently doing his residency at Rocky Vista University in Parker, CO. He will be in Memphis from August 26th – September 20th to do a medical rotation at University of Tennessee Medical Center. Because he will only be here for 4 weeks, he is looking for a family to host him…mainly a place to sleep and shower. If you have a spare bedroom, he will be eternally grateful and will be happy to sublet or help cover rent.
If you are able to help him, please let me know. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The fundraising event to aid those Coloradans in need, after the worst fire in the state’s history in the Waldo Canyon area and the Aurora movie theater shooting, was a success. Those that attended had an enjoyable time, and we received some donations from out-of-state, North Carolina and New York to be exact. I want to again thank those that were able to attend and those that couldn’t make, but still were gracious enough to mail in a donation. The event brought in $450 to this point, though we are waiting on possibly a couple more donations to arrive. For an event that had 11 total attendees, I am very pleased with the response and the generous donations.
Again, thanks for showing your Buff and heartfelt spirit for this worthy cause.
I hope everyone has had a safe and happy Independence Day! This is of course a time to celebrate our nation’s birthday with friends, but it is also time to take a minute and thank those that have sacrificed and also given their lives for the freedom we all hold near and dear to our hearts. As the son of a veteran, that means as much to me as it does to have fun on this day! Thank you and GO BUFFS!!
Congratulations to the #11-ranked Lady Buffs Golf Team for turning in a record performance to finish 4th in the West Regionals, thus qualifying for their 1st-ever trip to the National Championship Women’s Golf Tournament. By qualifying for the national championship, it will bring a CU Buffs team to Tennessee for the 1st time since the Buffs Football Team came to Memphis to play in the Liberty Bowl. The National Championship Women’s Golf Tournament is being hosted by Vanderbilt University at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, TN. The Lady Buffs will tee-off at 12:58 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 in a 24-team field beginning their pursuit of a National Championship. They will be paired with #2-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide and #12-ranked Tennessee Vols. In round 2 on Wednesday, May 23, the trio will tee-off at 8:25 a.m. and round 3 on Thursday will be determined by the team’s place after 2 rounds of play.
I am excited to be planning an alumni event around the Lady Buffs for their trip to Tennessee. The event will be coordinated with the Nashville Alumni Chapter and CU’s Athletic Department. As soon as the details are figured out, the event will be posted on all of the Memphis and Nashville Chapters’ sites. Let’s show CU how proud Tennessee is of our alma mater and cheer the Lady Buffs on to a National Championship!
I hope everybody has had a great year so far. For those that didn’t catch it last month, Assistant Professor Leigh Holman (DMA Mus ’03) sang the National Anthem for President Obama during his visit to CU. She is in the College of Music and director of the opera program. I bring this up because she is a native west Tennessean from just up the road in Trenton.
I can’t believe this academic year has flown by so fast, because it seems like only a couple of months ago that our last Summer Send-off was held and we had a great time. Well it is that time of year again and we are looking for someone to host the send-off this year and need to know by May 15th! Last year it was held on July 31st, and CU has found the most successful events have occurred on weekends between late July and mid August.
I would like to continue this event and make this a tradition as it’s very worthwhile for both the soon-to-be students and parents as well as the alumni. Alumni are always happy and willing to share their stories of their time back in Boulder with new students. And anytime we can get that back and forth going with this chapter, the better.
If you are interested in hosting, this is what we will need to know from you:
1. Name of Host/Hostess
2. If Host(s) are CU Alumni … year(s) of graduation
3. Name of CU Boulder student/expected graduation year
4. Contact Information (Home/Work/Mobile/Fax/Email)
5. Would you like this information available to recipients who RSVP that will be attending ? Y or N
6. Distance you feel families will travel to your send-off event
7. Tentative date of event (or even just a week or a month)
8. Time of event
9. Type of event : snacks, bbq, swim party, etc.
10. Location (address/city/state/zip code)
11. Shipping Address: to ship CU gear and party box for the event
Also, just know that CU’s Parent Association’s budget isn’t big enough to reimburse every city across the county who is doing a send-off for expenses, so keep it simple. Last year the alumni that attend brought some snacks with them. CU will send a box of goodies to share with the guest and “Welcome to CU” gifts so to speak and CU will also handle all of the mailings of the invitations and RSVP’s. They will leave you with the easy part.
So please, if you are interested in hosting this year’s Summer Send-off, let us know by contacting your Memphis Forever Buffs Chapter Leader.
This scholarship fund was created in 2011 out of the Chauncey Billups Meet & Greet with the Memphis Grizzlies. It was our chapter’s first ever fund raiser, raising just short of $500, and had our largest turnout with 30 alumni, family and friends. The meet and greet will continue to be in place with the Grizzlies, so that we can build our scholarship fund, and we will rotate our alumni in the NBA.
The scholarship was created to help qualified incoming freshman from the Memphis metropolitan area, under the umbrella of the Memphis Forever Buffs Alumni Chapter. The area covers, specifically the city of Memphis, northern MS, north eastern AR, the bootheel of MO, and west TN. If there isn’t a qualified candidate in that area, then it will open up to the whole state of TN.
Title: Alec Burks Meet & Greet Scholarship Fund Raising Event CANCELLED!!
Location: Fed Ex Forum
Description: I am sorry to inform you that the Memphis Forever Buffs Scholarship Fundraiser with Alec Burks is cancelled this year. We unfortunately did not have the interest or the numbers to be able to hold the event and roll over the deposit on this year’s event to next year. The event was for a great cause as proceeds were to go towards the Memphis Forever Buffs Scholarship Fund which benefits qualified incoming freshman to CU from the Memphis surrounding area.
Title: 3rd Annual Holiday Party
Location: Bahama Breeze
Link out: Click here
Description: Come out to join your CU family during the holidays. The Holiday Party is always a popular event for us. I am excited about this 3rd annual gathering and seeing the many new faces we have seen this year. Please bring the whole family, children are more than welcome as they are to all events. We will have unlimited appetizers set up in a buffet-style to make it easier for everyone to mingle.
Now that the Memphis Forever Buffs Scholarship Fund is just a second from being finalized, we will have a basket for voluntary donations to the fund. I will have a copy of the fund agreement for those that want to review it.
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 20:00
The Scholarship Fund for Memphis-area Students has been in the works for several months, but is now just about final. It has gone through all of the reviews and edits and is now just waiting on all of the signatures. Once that is complete, the fund will be available for anyone to direct their charitable giving either through student callers, online, or through the Memphis Forever Buffs fundraising efforts. The funds that were raised for this scholarship fund back in February, during the Chauncey Billups Event, were put in a holding fund with the CU Foundation until the Scholarship Fund was finalized.
The scholarship will be open to in-coming freshman from the Memphis area. If there isn’t a viable student in the Memphis-area in a given year, it will open up to a student from the state of Tennessee.
If there is a Memphis-area alum that would like to be part of the commitee to select a recipient, please let me know via email.
There are just two more home football games left in the season, and we all know the Buffs play 10x better in Folsom Field than they do on the road, as evidenced by the ominous 22-game road losing streak that is still active. Let’s get a big crowd for the next two game, USC and Arizona and then I will schedule a watch party for the UCLA game with their head coach, yes you guessed it, Rick Neuheisel, former CU head coach. Neuheisel is the coach we love to dislike ever since he bolted from CU to the northwest to take over as head coach at the University of Washington. Anyway, the watch parties are always a fun event to meet new local alumni and catch the CU football game as well. This year, our numbers are down a bit, reflective of CU’s record, but I am happy to say that we have had a lot of new members attend the games, so it has been enjoyable to meet the new faces in Memphis!! Please come out and catch these last two home games and depending on the turnout, we will add a watch party for the UCLA game as well! CU @ the game!