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OCTOBER 2006 VOLUME 9 ISSUE 111 Football Ofﬁce 301-314-7095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy the Newsletter Online and In Color at http://www.mdgridiron.umd.edu/aboutus/Newsletter.html YOU CAN EITHER WATCH MARYLAND FOOTBALL OR EXPERIENCE IT THROUGH THE MGN MGN-ers have fun! Photos courtesy of John Edwards, G Friedgen, and Friends 2006 FOOTBALL SEASON WITH THE MGN Thanks again to Steve and Colette Newton, Cindy Santure, Doug Plame, and all the Outbackers who made the 2006 Outback Tailgate such a huge success. The MGN Members only post-game Tailgates have proven to be another way for MGNers to meet, mingle and enjoy some good food. Homecoming game fare will be a cookout with burgers, dogs, sau- sage, and other goodies. We have signed up some new members at the event and even count some of our current player parents as members! The golf outing at Brookstone Country Club in Acworth, GA, and post play cook out hosted by Bruce and Edie Olecki was very enjoyable. Some of our Atlanta MGNers and fans attended and had a great evening. After a 3 and 1 September start, the Terps began their October schedule in Atlanta against the 18th ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. There was a wonderful contingent of loyal Maryland fans cheer- ing the Terps on. In the end of a very exciting game the Terps came up short to the disappointment of all. Keep the faith. We will turn this around! UPCOMING EVENT - OCTOBER 20th - BREAKFAST WITH THE FRIDGE MEMBERSHIP priceless! New members will receive a chance at winning a signed football helmet to be presented on the field at each home COMMITTEE REPORT game. Please take the time to brag about us to your family, friends, colleagues and fellow tailgaters – once they join us you By Denise Del Vecchio Collins know they won’t ever look back – we are the best bang for your email@example.com or 301-325-0016 buck! Reminder renewals for the 2007 year are due BY De- I believe, do you? That was a tough loss to Georgia cember. Tech. We were there, it was ours for the taking and it slipped Letterman Letterman Letterman away from us at the last minute (literally!). I STILL believe… I’m sure you do as well. With that said new members and We have created a NEW DISCOUNTED MGN membership renewals are steadily coming in. We’ve had ap- Silver Membership rate JUST FOR OUR FOOTBALL LET- proximately 50 new members join us since the end of July. I’d TERMAN! Now as a Letterman you can join for $100. Every like to welcome all our new members AND say thanks to those dollar goes directly to Maryland Football and there are many that have renewed and joined us for another year. benefits that you will receive in return (see website for full de- How about that Outback tailgate? UNBELIEV- tail) Electronic fund transfer is available with a deduction of ABLE the food was AMAZING. I hope that you as an MGN $8.33 per month – what a bargain darlin’!! member were able to take advantage of this event. The post www.mdgridiron.umd.edu. game tailgates for MGN members have also turned out to be Mark your calendars for the April 2007 Letterman great as well. If you haven’t made it by the Gossett Team House Weekend. Friday April 27 is the Letterman/MGN Golf Out- after a game for one of the post tailgates, come on by and say hi ing and Social catered by Outback. Saturday April 28 is the you will be pleasantly surprised with who you may run into! Letterman Picnic (FREE to Letterman and their family) and then Homecoming Game – we are attempting to set the the Spring Game. Start getting your fellow teammates or friends MGN tent up near Cole and the tennis courts to sign up new together. (more details to follow on website – keep checking members. If we can swing this, we will have Football Letter- website as YOU KNOW the afternoon fills up VERY quickly) man there to sign autographs, pictures with them and Gloria The December 2006 MGN Newsletter will be the Friedgen AND free gifts will be given out to those that sign up. LAST newsletter you will receive with OUT being an MGN Think about bringing by a friend, a client, a fellow tailgater to member. Our postage has gotten way out of hand and we can no join the MGN so they may also experience Maryland Football longer continue mailing this out to non members. With our new instead of just watching it! More details to follow on email Letterman rate, we’d love for you to join us in supporting Mary- notices. land Football from a different position this time! After all, you The annual membership drive will continue through helped make us what we are today. So come on back to a place November. The winner will receive 2 tickets for the 2007 sea- of one of your passions Terp Football! son home games sitting with the Friedgen’s – now that is truly WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! as of 108/06 LEVEL MEMBER REFERRED BY GOLD Thomas & Teresa Eastburn and Family Gloria & Ralph Friedgen Silver Jack & Judy Zane Silver Terrence Jackson Fabian Jimenez and Gloria Friedgen Silver Jim & Lisa Edwards John Edwards Silver Vanessa Wiseman Mike Mattia Silver Alan Sadler Denise Del Vecchio Collins Silver Richard Miller Gloria Friedgen Silver Pauline & Clement Humber Silver Bill Hogan Debbie Bebee Silver Adam Shervanian Gloria Friedgen Silver Stephen Feeney Ralph Friedgen Silver Brian & Katherine Otten Denise Del Vecchio Collins Silver Christopher Roller Silver Kelley Friedgen Ralph and Gloria Friedgen UPCOMING EVENT - OCTOBER 20th - BREAKFAST WITH THE FRIDGE SAVE THE DATES! Breakfast with the Fridge Date: October 20, 2006 On Friday, MGN Lettermen have the first priority to Time: 7 AM sign up for 2 flights: 8AM and 1:30. MGN members may fill in slots not taken by lettermen. Golf is played Location: Inn and Conference Center during the day followed by a catered dinner by Out- back of Hyattsville on our practice field. Saturday, 2 Coach will once again meet with fans and discuss hours before the Spring game, Lettermen are invited the season with emphasis on the Homecoming for a Spring Picnic on the practice field. game against NC State. Continental breakfast is available. Annual Football Autograph Session and Spring Game The Ralph Friedgen Radio Show Date: April 28,2007 Date: Wednesdays Time: 1 PM Time: 8PM Location: Byrd Stadium Location: Outback Steakhouse in Aspen Hill on Georgia Avenue Along with the festivities around the 8th Annual Airing live from Outback Steakhouse in Aspen Hill Maryland Day Celebration, the Terp football team will every Wednesday night from 8-9 p.m. during the sign autographs and hold a scrimmage. See who Football season, The Ralph Friedgen Radio Show is looks good for the ‘07 season! your chance to ask the Head Coach questions about the previous game or look for insights in the coming MGN Gold Member Cocktail Party match-ups. You can come on over to the show or Date: May 18, 2007 phone in. Fans can call 410-481-1057 or 800-518- Time: 7-11PM 4012 with questions for Coach Friedgen. Location: The Friedgen Home MGN Recruiting Celebration The Annual MGN Gold Cocktail Party will take place Date: February 7, 2007 a little later in May. MGN Gold members enjoy an Time: 5PM open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres at the home of Location: Stamp Union Grand Ballroom Ralph and Gloria Friedgen. Great food, great times, and live music. Come and enjoy. Please RSVP to National Signing Day Celebration - learn about the Gloria at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301 405-1362. new Terp recruits through comments by the coach and video highlights. This event is followed by an Ralph Friedgen Invitational Golf Outing MGN Members ONLY event at the Gossett Team Date: June 4, 2007 House Time: 11AM Location: Belle Haven Country Club MGN Letterman Golf Outing Weekend Date: April 27,28 2007 Eighteen foursomes enjoy an outstanding, first class Time: All Day Friday and 2 hours before the golf and dining experience at Belle Haven Country Spring Game Club. Contact Gloria Friedgen for details. Location: UMD Golf Course then UM Football Practice Field DON’T FORGET... IT’S TIME TO RENEW! Three ways to renew: • online at MGN link for Dues Renewal: https://www.mdgridiron.umd.edu/membership/DuesRenew.html • call Mike Mattia with your credit card info at 301-314-7095 • send your renewal via mail to Mike Mattia, Gossett Football Team House, College Park, MD 20742 MGN Gold: $1200; MGN Silver: $150; MGN Silver for TC Members & Lettermen: $100 UPCOMING EVENT - OCTOBER 20th - BREAKFAST WITH THE FRIDGE PROUD SUPPORTERS MARYLAND GRIDIRON NETWORK Maryland Gridiron Network Gossett Football Team House University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED UPCOMING EVENT - OCTOBER 20th - BREAKFAST WITH THE FRIDGE