As we all look forward to a new football season for our Fighting Tigers, the LSUDallas Board of Directors would like to bring you up to date on how and what your chapter has been doing so far in 2016.  We appreciate the interest and support from all the Tiger fans in all we do.  Our goal is always to bring Tiger fans together for fun and connecting with other LSU supporters, while at the same time raising scholarship funds so mare students from North Texas can attend LSU.

After we watched our Tigers win the 2015 Texas Bowl against Texas Tech to end the 2015 season, the LSUDallas board began preparations for the 2016 Crawfish Boil fundraiser.  On April 18th, we partnered with the Fox & Hound Pub to host this year’s event.  Cajun Crawfish Company once again catered the crawfish, and F&H provided all the other food and drinks for our 350 Tiger guests.  As a result of the crawfish boil and our annual silent and live auctions, the chapter raised over $15,000.00 for our scholarship fund.

We recently sent $20,0000.00 to the Dallas Legacy Scholarship endowment – bringing that total to $210,000.00.  The Dallas chapter also has four $40,000.00 endowed scholarships and the Burley Scholarship with the LSU Foundation.  Since 2013, the Dallas chapter has added $150,000.00 to our scholarship funding all in part of the support of Tiger fans like you!

The Crawfish and Auction committees would like to specially THANK the following people and businesses for their generous gifts and support of this auction.  Without them, we could not have the success we have had in supporting local students:

Big Game USA
Chad Nuzum
David Toms Golf Academy
Dodie’s in Coppell
Erik Kullenberg
Frank Allen
Hebert’s Speciality Meats
Horseshoe Hotel & Casino
J P Therio – Theriot Mortgage
Jennifer Dale Young – Ebby Halliday
Jim Watkins
Lisa Sharp
Nate’s Seafood Restaurant
Rockfish Grill
Ron Young
Sam’s Town Casino
Southern Trace Country Club
SS Yancy – Theriot Mortgage
Stacie & Rusty Follis
Studio Movie Grill
Texas Roadhouse
Tony Bernard
Total Wine

In early May, the chapter hosted a “Bless the Balls” event at Big Game USA in Dallas.  Big Game is the manufacturer of the footballs that the Tigers use on game day and for season practice.  The folks at Big Game gave attendees a tour to watch the footballs being made.  Several people wrote a “good luck” message to the Tigers inside the balls before they were finished.  We had over 65 Tiger fans and a lot of fun.  We held a raffle that raised $300.00.  We hope to make this an annual event.

Our June family event was a night out at the Frisco RoughRiders and a chance to see LSU Tiger grad Alex Bregman play for Corpus Christi just before he was ultimately called up to play for the Houston Astros!  Alex signed autographs and took pictures with many of the Tiger fans in attendance.  He was very surprised to see so many Tiger fans in Purple and Gold.

July brought with it our annual Tiger send-off parties for new Freshman entering LSU this fall.  We had two parties where we provided food, information, support, and an opportunity for the students to meet and network with other North Texas Tigers.

August brings Happy Hour events at various watch party locations as we ramp up to this season’s opener.  Dodies in Coppell, Tailgaters in Plano, and Dodie’s Lower Greenville welcomed Tiger fans anxious for football to start.  As we all know, LSU kicks off the 2016 season at Lambeau Field in Green Bay to play Wisconsin.  Visit this website for weekly updates and full information on our watch party partners.  We also have a Facebook Group – LSUDallas – where we post pictures from each event.  We send out an email blast every week during the season to keep everyone informed on the latest Tiger news and Dallas area events. On the home page of our website you can sign up for our email blasts.

We have added two new watch party locations to serve our fans “up north”.  Join us at Tailgaters Sports & Grill in Plano and Sweetwater Grill & Tavern in Denton and cheer the Tigers on to victory.  We return to our popular watch party locations Dodies Lower Greenville  and Dodies in Coppell so plan to meet there as well.  If you are looking for a fun family-friendly restaurant to watch the game, come out to Rotolo’s Pizzeria  in Lewisville.  LSUDallas is moving in an exciting new direction.  We are investigating more family-friendly events and looking into the possibility of offering a bus trip down to the LSU vs. Texas A&M game (depending on interest).  We are also in the planning stages of offering our  younger alumni more opportunities to network, such as Top Golf outings, a return of the DFW Happy Hours, and lunch events.

We are excited and hope you are too!  Come join us as a chapter member.  All alumni chapters have now partnered with LSU Alumni Association to offer a joint membership.  For a $50.00 contribution you become a member of the National Chapter in Baton Rouge and our local Dallas Chapter.  JOIN US TODAY!

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