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TouchDown Club 

Calling all Rutgers, Sopranos, Yankees and local sports fans. Mark September 10, 2004 on your calendars for a very exciting event. The inaugural Touchdown Club Sports and Celebrity Auction to benefit the Rutgers University Football Program is set to take place at the "RAC" on the Livingston campus in Piscataway, New Jersey. There will be one-time chances to bid on unique memorabilia, original artwork and opportunities to meet childhood heroes.  Doors are set to open at 5:00 p.m. and bidding on silent auction items will start at 6:00 p.m. Upon conclusion of the silent auction, the live auction will promptly commence at 8:00 p.m.

A few highlighted live auction items include: a personally guided tour and lunch with Yogi Berra at his museum and learning center in Montclair, New
Jersey; Lunch with Frederico Castellucio, "Furio" from the "Sopranos" at his New Brunswick eatery, Attillio's.  Vacation packages to Santa Fe and San Diego; A cast autographed script from the pilot episode of the "Sopranos"; a James Gandolfini autographed football and jersey; original artwork by world-famous sports artist, James Fiorentino, a golf threesome at the famed Baltsurol Country Club- site of the 2005 PGA Championship and a golf package and overnight stay at the Seaview Marriott Golf Resort.

In addition more that 100 silent auction items will allow participants to bid on items ranging from tickets to sporting events, and sports jerseys signed by
Yao Ming and Richard Jefferson to items signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Bon Jovi to local dining and entertainment packages!

Light dinner will be served starting at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for non-Touchdown Club members are $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door. For Touchdown Club members, tickets are $5.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance please contact Lisa Gonzalez of Rutgers Scarlet R at 732-932-3254 or 732-932-7629 or call Doug Dolan of the Touchdown Club at 973-334-6051.

A listing of auction items and more details on the auction will be available soon. Please check our web site for updates

I love the 90's Alumni Reunion

Now that Rutgers is 1-0 with their upset Victory over Big 10 opponent Michigan State and hungry to keep their winning streak with a win this weekend over the University of New Hampshire (1-0), there are even more reasons to join us for the I Loved the 90s at Rutgers Tailgate Party on September 18!

We are planning a big bash prior to the Rutgers (1-0) vs. Kent State (0-1) football game to celebrate the 1990s and the alumni from that decade.

The tailgate party kicks off at 4 p.m. at the E-Fields (between the Bubble and the Soccer Stadium) and runs until the 7 p.m. game when RU versus Kent State. Musical entertainment will be provided by shore favorite Big Orange Cone with live music from the 90s, and between the live sets, a DJ will spin your favorite hits from the 90s. Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed 90s look. For those of you with small ones, there are plenty of games in the free Rutgers Kids Zone!

$15 per person (includes game ticket, parking pass, food, non-alcoholic drinks, and souvenir)

$10 per person (food and non-alcoholic drinks only)

$6 for children 2 to 12

Beer and wine will be available for $1. You may even see a familiar bartender from the 90s!

Bring your friends and family to enjoy a delicious barbecue, great giveaways, and lots of Rutgers Spirit! Alumni members receive a special Rutgers gift!

To pay for tickets online, visit this Web site: https://www.rutgers-alumnimember.com/events.

Space is limited so registrations must be received by September 13, 2004. Please forward to your friends.



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