Coloradans for Nebraska
Coloradans for Nebraska
August 28, 2014
 
Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for a way to help provide scholarships to Colorado High School Students attending University of Nebraska? Will you please consider volunteering for a watch partner location?  We will be working to staff with volunteers specific locations first to ensure resources are used the best way possible.  

Please email Rich at Volunteer@Co4NU.com with your availability for games and locations.  


 
 Football Staycation in Colorado

Westminster Westin   
Wanting to watch the Nebraska Football team with other Huskers at a watch partner location and want to make a weekend out of it? Bender's Sports Bar and Grill has been able to secure a special for Coloradans for Nebraska Members to stay at the Westin Westminster for a Friday and / or Saturday night.  The rate is 10% below the hotel's best available weekend rate. To take advantage of this great staycation opportunity, call Kayla at 303-410-5038 and ask for the Bender's rate. 
 
Rooms may be limited based on availability so please reserve your staycation early. 
 


 
 2014 / 2015 Co4NU Memberships

The 2014 / 2015 Coloradans for Nebraska membership is available to be ordered in our online store or at one of our watch partner locations that has a volunteer present.  Membership runs from July to July.

With Membership you receive discounts at our watch partner locations, member only pricing at Co4NU events, entry in member only drawings, and more.  
 
Thank you to all of those that have already become members for 2014 / 2015!
 



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If you find you are receiving an error while accessing the  online store (Co4NuStore.com), please note what the errors read and what web browser you were using and email to Wendy@Co4NU.com so we can give the information to the provider.  We have found that occasionally one browser may have an issue but others work perfectly fine so please try accessing the store using an alternative web browser. Thank you!
 


 
 Where to Watch Games When Traveling

There are chapters of the Nebraska Alumni Association throughout the world.  There's a good possibility there may be a chapter or spirit group near your destination away from home so you can enjoy the game at another Sea of Red. 

To find watch locations, vist the Nebraska Alumni Site and choose the region you will be traveling too.  Chapters always enjoy out of town guests! 


And if your travels take you to Cheyenne, WY, or if you live in Cheyenne, Old Chicago at 1734 Meadowland Drive (307-634-3400) would be happy to be your watch location.   
Half-Time Prizes and Volunteer Staffed Locations 

A Holiday Weekend and Nebraska Football!!  What could be better?  Watching the game with other Huskers, of course!

The game for Saturday, August 30, 2014 has a 1:30 kickoff and will be airing on BTN.  Please join us at one of our watch partner locations, listed below, to enjoy the game with other Huskers.  Those locations that have an * (asterisk) by them will have volunteers present for this game and will have memberships for sale, Coloradans for Nebraska merchandise, and half-time drawings.  This week the drawings include:
Co4NU Anniversary License Plate Bracket
Co4NU License Plate Bracket
Voyage to Victory Poster
Co4NU Lanyard
Co4NU Go Big Red Sign
Nebraska Red Zone Gift Certificate or Runza Gift Card
Red N Poster
Co4NU / Husker Nation Bag
Co4NU 8gb USB Lanyard
Co4NU Shirt - Choice of Shirt at Site
Framed Reproduction Program Cover
Martinez Jersey
Misc Prizes from Watch Partner Location

Member Only Drawings:
Omaha World Herald Specialty Poster
Autographed Former Husker Picture

Also, see below for specials or other information the watch partner locations would like you to be aware of. 


Watch Partner Locations for 2014 / 2015 Season

 

All of the watch partner locations listed below provide a 15% discount on regular priced food and drink to Coloradans for Nebraska members 365 days a year when presented with current Co4NU membership card.  Membership runs from July to July.  Those that are ** will have volunteers present for this week's Nebraska Football Game.  Each location will have the game and sound on in dedicated areas of their establishment whenever possible.  Also, below you will find information about any specials or other items to note from the watch partner locations for this week.   

 


Address and Specials
Old Chicago
** Old Chicago **
7115 Commerce Center Dr
Colorado Springs
719-593-7678

Seating Upstairs

Specials:
$4 Tall Bud Light Drafts
$3 Pints of all Sam Adams Products
Swingers2
** Swingers Sports Lounge & Grill **
9535 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree
303-799-0099

Specials:
$5.99 "Swingza" & Homemade Fries
$2 Chicken Soft Tacos (Minimum 2)
$3 Domestic Pints
$2.50 PBR
$5 Bloody Mary
$12.99 Bucket of Domestic Bottles
$5 Bacardi (any flavor) and Oakheart Drinks
$4 Fireball Shots
The Draft

** The Draft Sports Grill **

9150 West Cross Drive
Littleton
303-932-8845
Noonan's Sports Bar & Grill

** Noonan's Sports Bar & Grill **

13521 East Iliff Ave
Aurora
720-246-0309
Bender's Bar and Grill
** Bender's Bar & Grill **
10710 Westminster Blvd
(in the Ice Centre at the Promenade)
Westminster
303-974-5125

Parking Notes - Park in Ice Centre lot on west site of the building, behind the building (limited spots) or Westin Hotel lot



The Boot Grill

4164 Clydesdale Pkwy
Loveland
970-685-4737
Old Chicago
Old Chicago
147 S College
Ft Collins
970-482-8599
1933 Brewing Company



1933 Brewing Company

4025 S Mason St
Ft Collins
970-377-4107


Bedrock BBQ Food Truck Providing Food
Old Chicago
Old Chicago
4709 S Timberline Rd
Ft Collins
970-207-9456
Old Chicago
Old Chicago
2349 W 29th St
Greeley
970-330-1116
Old Chicago
Old Chicago
1436 Hahns Peak Dr
Loveland
970-593-1003
Old Chicago
Old Chicago
1805 Industrial Circle
Longmont
303-651-7000
Old Chicago
Old Chicago
1102 Pearl St
Boulder
303-443-5031
Ugly Dog Sports Cafe


Ugly Dog Sports Cafe
1345 Cortez St
Denver
303-428-3600
Red and Jerry's


Red & Jerry's
1840 West Oxford
Sheridan
303-783-0655
Frontier Club


The Frontier Club

18881 E Colfax Ave
Aurora
303-367-8637

Old Chicago
6676 S Parker Rd
Aurora
303-400-0876

Sound in the Bar Area

Old Chicago
7961 S Broadway
Littleton
303-794-5959
Fowl Line




The Fowl Line Sports Grill
774 Maleta Lane
Castle Rock
720-733-7542

 

To see our current partner locations by city from north to south front range, click here

 

Please note, Coloradans for Nebraska is no longer partnering with Fox and Hound.  Fox and Hound made a decision that they no longer wanted to provide a discount to Coloradans for Nebraska Members nor provide a donation to the Co4NU Scholarship Fund and the Board of Directors decided we wanted your membership to continue have value at all of our partner locations so have secured new locations for our members to enjoy games and discounts.  We are happy that our new corporate sponsor, Old Chicago, has stepped forward in two regions of Colorado to provide our members many places to utilize member discounts.


Mark Your Calendars              

  

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Watch Football with Coloradans for Nebraska

Now is the time to start planning your Saturdays based on the football schedule.  The football schedule has start times and network information for the first 7 games for the season.  Watch future eNews to learn about all of our great watch partner locations, game day specials, locations with volunteers and drawing prizes, and other activities we may have going on.  Times listed below are Mtn.

* Saturday, 8/30 - Florida Atlantic - Memorial Stadium - 1:30 PM - BTN

* Saturday, 9/6 - McNeese State - Memorial Stadium - 10:00 AM - ESPNU

* Saturday, 9/13 - Fresno State - at Fresno, CA - 8:30 PM - CBS Sports

* Saturday, 9/20 - Miami, FL - Memorial Stadium - 6:00 PM - ABC/ESPN

* Saturday, 9/27 - Illinois - Memorial Stadium - 7:00 PM - BTN

* Saturday, 10/4 - Michigan State - at E Lansing - 6:00 PM - ABC/ESPN

* Saturday, 10/18 - Northwestern - at Evanston, Ill - 5:30 PM - BTN

* Saturday, 10/25 - Rutgers - Memorial Stadium - TBA - TBA

* Saturday, 11/1 - Purdue - Memorial Stadium - TBA - TBA

* Saturday, 11/15 - Wisconsin - at Madison - TBA - TBA

* Saturday, 11/22 - Minnesota - Memorial Stadium - TBA - TBA

* Friday, 11/28 - Iowa - at Iowa City - TBA - TBA 

Game times and television information will be announced 6 to 12 days in advance of kickoff for those that are listed as TBA.  Huskers.com has additional details.  

 

 

Party in Fresno

If you are planning on going to Fresno for the game on Saturday, September 13, 2014, get to know other chapters by attending an event hosted by the Bay Area Huskers at Buffalo Wild Wings located at 3065 E Shaw Ave in Fresno.  This event will begin when Buffalo Wild Wings opens at 9:00 A.M. and will go on throughout the day and game.  The Bay Area Huskers want to see your Husker and Chapter pride so please wear one of your Coloradans for Nebraska shirts or order yours today!  

 

 

Pinehurst Sanger Foundation  

Pinehurst Sanger Foundation Golf Tournament

Saturday, September 27, 2014, Rich Sanger will be hosting the 7th annual Pinehurst Sanger Foundation Golf Tournament.  This foundation was established to help offset the extraordinary medical expenses required to care for individuals in dire financial need.  For more information or to register to play, click here.

 

  

  

Flag Football - B1G Alumni Chapters of Colorado   

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Wash Park in Denver.  Cost is $25 per person.  Teams must be co-ed with 3 of the 8 players on the field women.  

Each player will receive: 

  • Day worth of football
  • All equipment, officials and tournament details
  • A team shirt
  • Team prizes, including donation to the winner's scholarship fund and super awesome trophy
  • Free Beer party (while supplies last), at Blake St. Tavern afterwards!
  • and More!
For questions regarding the registration form or other tournament related questions, contact Elliot at Play Mile High: elliot@socialleagues.com or call him at 303-859-4873. 


Business After Hours / Networking Event
TWO LOCATIONS
  
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 5:30 to 7:00 PM 
 
Northern Location: Bender's Bar and Grill in Westminster at 10710 Westminster Blvd (parking is in the ice arena lot and walk around the building to Bender's)
 
Southern Location: Swingers Sports Lounge and Grill in Lone Tree at 9535 Park Meadows Dr
 

RSVP: RSVP Today! or at Network@Co4NU

 

Bring your cards, a friend, and be ready to meet fellow Huskers conducting business here in Colorado.

 

If you are unable to join us for August, please mark your calendar for a future Business After Hours / Networking Event. 

  • October 14, 2014
  • November 11, 2014
  • December 9, 2014


Football Fridays in Lincoln




Nebraska Alumni Association
Football Friday 2014 Kicks off August 29

Begin your Husker weekends this fall with other alumni and fans at Football Fridays! The NAA's popular event series takes place at the Railyard, southeast of Pinnacle Bank Arena, at 5 p.m. on the day before each Nebraska home football game. Football Fridays include Nebraska football analysis and predictions from former players and local media, children's games, prizes and performances by the Husker Spirit Squad and pep band. The Aug. 29 event features Husker alumni Matt Davison and Steve Taylor, Voice of the Huskers Greg Sharpe and more. "Family Night" is planned for Sept. 5, featuring the Lincoln Children's Zoo, Lincoln Children's Museum and University of Nebraska State Museum. More´┐Ż


Radio News           
  
To allow Coloradans for Nebraska to focus on scholarship fundraising, we have been partnering with Mark Knudson for the last several years so Husker Football is on the radio.  To make this successful, businesses are always welcomed to contact Mark to discuss advertising opportunities and partnerships.  

 

Mark Knudson, Program Development  - Mark@MileHighSports.com 

975 Lincoln Street, Ste 201, Denver, CO  80203

303-650-1795 (o),  303-472-3475 (c)

  

News from Mark

  

Dear Husker fans,
    With kick-off looming, I wanted to give you all the info on the local Husker football radio broadcasts for 2014.
    There seem to be changes every year, which is not ideal, but part of the radio biz...especially when we are an "out of state" team trying to secure time on Colorado radio stations. We are always trying to give Big Red football fans the best possible radio coverage.
    With that in mind, we are working this season to eliminate the "delay" that occurs between the television broadcast and the radio broadcast. If successful, this will allow Husker fans to listen to the Husker Sports Network radio call of the game AND see the action on the field in perfect sync. Since most, if not all, sports bars have Direct TV, that's the carrier we will be 'syncing' with. The goal is to have the Husker Sports Network radio call of the game on the speakers at all the CFN TV Watch Parties. It's ambitious, and there will be bumps, but that's the objective. Bear with us as we work to make that happen.
    KLIN in Lincoln has been doing this for four seasons now, and the fans there are very happy with the results. We hope to duplicate that success here.
    This season, Nebraska football will be carried by Mile High Sports Radio. MHSR is on three local 'channels': FM 94.1 in Denver, FM 96.9 in Boulder, and AM 1550, as well as on the Mile High Sports Radio smart phone app, available on most smart phones.
    Unfortunately for us, MHSR is also the home of the Colorado Rapids, and during the first five weeks of the season, the Rapids and Huskers play three games that conflict, including this Saturday's opener. On those occasions, we will be carried on AM 990 KRKS.
   We will do our very best to make all up-to-date broadcast information available to you every week. Just go to my web site, for the most up-to-date info on where that week's game will be broadcast.
   Being out of state Big Red fans, we are used to things not being perfect here like they are for say, the Denver Broncos broadcasts. Still, Coloradans For Nebraska has a long history of providing Big Red radio broadcasts for the fans in Colorado. Many of us believe it's worth it. It's the best way for CFN to have a local voice and for local businesses who support the Huskers to let you know about it. We hope you will visit with each of our sponsors when the time is right for you!
    Thanks, enjoy the games and GO BIG RED!
-          Mark Knudson