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2016 Golf Tournament CANCELLED

We regret to inform our fans that our Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, June 17 at. the legendary Applewood Golf Course in Golden, Colorado has been cancelled.

Our early sign ups we’re so small and so few, that we would have been at a great financial loss if we had continued to host the tournament.   If we had enough interest we had considered postponing the tournament to allow more players & teams but sadly we were a long way from even doing that.  Also, Applewood Golf Course, was very easy to work with but they didn’t have apple fritters and had no idea what we were talking about when we tried to order some.

While we hoped that this would be a money making event for our scholarships, we would have been happy that our first golf tournament in over 15 years would have just been a broke even event this year so we could build on it for the future.  But the interest and the participation was not there for break-even.

We will begin refunding prepaid entrance fees as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding on this matter.   If you want more information, have questions, etc., please email the club at ouclubofco@gmail.com.

Early May, Golf Tournament Newsletter

The inaugural Crimson & Cream Classic is just around the corner. Sooner fans, this is your chance to get out to the links for a good cause other than enjoying a cold one while enjoying the best state to be in for the summer. We have heard the call from our Sooner Nation in Colorado to have a golf tournament in Colorado. Our committee (Jeff, Dave, and Ed) have been working hard to ensure this inaugural event is a success and they have done a tremendous job. It is now up to you, Sooners, to register for this event. We are looking to show the university (although I think they know already) that this is the best DAMN alumni chapter in the nation and we are more than a group who watches football and drinks beer.

Applewood Golf Course in Golden, will be the site of the tournament. We need 25 teams to make this event successful. So, grab your three of your best golfers and make your foursome a force to be reckoned with on Friday, June 17 at 1:30pm. We will also have a reception right after the tournament and of course all profits for this event will go to scholarships for Colorado high school students looking to go to the best university EVER!

Click the link below to register with the Eventbrite site by Sunday, May 15.If you have questions about the event, please shoot us an email – ouclubofco@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your support of the OU Club of Colorado and its drive for scholarships.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crimson-and-cream-classic-tickets-24369919084?aff=ebrowse

The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can’t see him laughing. – Phyllis Diller

April 2016 Newsletter

Extended Sooner Seasons
It is a superb year to be a Sooner! Buddy and the Men’s BBall squad in the Final Four with a legitimate shot at OU’s first basketball national championship. The Sooner Women’s BBall squad making the Big Dance for the 17th straight year. Ladies Softball poised to make another run for all the marbles. Gymnastics on the verge of history with both teams ready to bring home a national championship. Oh and there was that little ol’ college football playoff thing.

For the Final Four, we will be at the award winning Stoney’s Bar and Grill (voted best place to watch sports in Denver). Tip is at 4:09pm MST, so make sure you get there early for the best seats. We will have our game day menu and drink specials. There might even be some t-shirts for sale to celebrate this little bit of Sooner history. Since we will not be playing our fellow Big XII foe, we will have the ENTIRE bar to ourselves. Let’s beat last week’s basketball watch party record of 200 by packing the house Saturday.

Check the local listings (or our social media) for updates and game times!

Nuggets/Thunder Game Night with the OU Club of Colorado
There are still a few seats left for the annual Night Out with the Nuggets (Thunder). The Nuggets organization has offered our club a fantastic deal for lower level seats. Our friends from Oklahoma State and Tulsa have been invited as we share one love for either team. I mean I guess you can have two loves for two teams or no love for any team…. Well, come on out Tuesday, April 5 at 7pm MST to share a fun night out with friends.

For questions about the event, please feel free to email ouclubofco@gmail.com. To get your ticket(s) today visit:

www.nuggetstix.com/ouclub2016

Yell Fore, Shoot Six, Write Down Five
The inaugural Crimson & Cream Classic is really taking shape. I am excited to share that the event site will be live soon. Sooners that are fans of the links will have their chance to showcase their skills at Applewood Golf Course in Golden. We will have the registration page up soon and will make sure you get the link, but mark your calendar now for Friday June 17th! The great thing about this event is you do not have to be a golfer to get in on the fun. We will have a party right after the tournament and of course all profits for this event will go to scholarships for Colorado high school students looking to go to the best university EVER!

I will leave you with this quote from Phyllis Diller….

The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can’t see him laughing.

Applewoods Golf Course in Golden, CO

Please watch out for more updates on these and other events through our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Have a great start to your April!

Brent Thompson

President

March Madness Newsletter!

It’s Bracket Time for Oklahoma
It is time for one of the best months for sports! March Madness, NBA, NHL, College Baseball, College Softball, pre-season MLB….just pick your favorite sports channel and sit back and relax. And for those that take a little vacation time (yes…your boss knows you are not sick) to fill out your brackets, your time has arrived! While the men’s and women’s basketball teams have their eyes on the final four, we have our eyes on Stoney’s as your March Madness HQ. If you have not made plans to support these teams, come on down to 1111 Lincoln for beer specials, great food, and lots of fun. OU takes on WVU tonight (March 11) at 7pm MST on ESPN2.

If the Sooners advance to the Big XII championship game Saturday, expect a big watch party to cheer on the men’s team. We will also be hosting watch parties for all the big dance as well.  This is looking to be a very special year for the OU Men’s team, led by Buddy Heild, and a very deep run, possibly even to the final four is out there.  Can our team pull some magic out of air?  We think so!! While club officers may not be at all the games, you are always in good hands with the staff at Stoney’s!

Check the local listings (or our social media) for updates and game times!

Nuggets/Thunder Game Night with the OU Club of Colorado
We are a little under a month away from our annual Night Out with the Nuggets (Thunder). The Nuggets organization has offered our club a fantastic deal for club level seats. CLUB LEVEL SEATS! These seats do their best to spoil you and getting a 10% discount and sitting with your fellow Okies is always a great night out!   Whether you are a Manimal or a Durantula (or a white samurai), this is a great time for Sooner fans to get together and cheer on your favorite NBA team, or at least a team that is in the NBA.

GAME: Tuesday, April 5th, Tip 7pm MT, Doors open at 6pm at the Pepsi Center.

For questions about the event, please feel free to email ouclubofco@gmail.com. To get your ticket(s) today visit:

www.nuggetstix.com/ouclub2016

More than a beer special…
While you die-hard sports fans get ready for your summer sabbatical, the OU Club of Colorado officers are working on events that are not necessarily centered around sports. (Cue the gasping sounds) We know that more and more Sooners are calling Colorado home each year. While this organization has always been committed to help you build your personal network, we are taking on the commitment to help you build your professional network here in the centennial state as well. Stayed tuned for some very exciting business and networking events that are aimed at helping all members of the Sooner family come together professionally!!

I hope you all have a fantastic March! See you soon….

Brent Thompson – OU Club of Colorado President

January 29, 2016 Newsletter

Sooner Basketball Alive and Thriving
The excitement of March Madness keeps growing with each passing day. Tournament Challenge enthusiam of picking the final four calls out to the most fair weather fans.Your Oklahoma Men’s BBall team is sure to be a top pick to make the Final Four in most brackets. They will certainly be in ours! With winter’s grip still hanging on (except the past few days), what better way to stay warm than to share the excitement of the season by coming out to Stoney’s to cheer on the nation’s number one team.
The OU Club of Colorado will be hosting Men’s Basketball Watch Parties and here are the dates/games:

Saturday, January 30, 3pm vs. LSU – Joint Party with LSU (should be more of us than them…
Saturday, February 13, 12pm vs Kansas
Saturday, February 27, 12pm vs saxeT
March 9-12, Big XII Tournament, Time TBD

While club officers may not be at the other games, feel free to stop by Stoney’s for any other game not listed. Don’t forget to bring your 2015-16 Membership Cards to get those great beer specials.

Time to Dust Off Those Clubs
OU Club of Colorado members have spoken….and officers have responded. We are excited to announce that the First Annual Sooner Scholarship Golf Tournament (cooler name will come later). Mark your calendars for Friday, June 17 with the shotgun start at 1:30pm. The course will be none other than Applewood in Golden. More details will be relayed soon through this newsletter and our various social media outlets. If you want more information, interested in signing up, or volunteering, please email the club at ouclubofco@gmail.com.

I hope your shots will be better than this guy’s tiny tap. Sorry I had to reference the worst golf movie ever made! Na na na na na na na na

OU Club Night out with the Nuggets/Thunder

We are in the process of organizing another night out with the Nuggets/Thunder. Save the date in your planner for Tuesday, April 5. We will have a limited number of AWESOME seats. We will be sending out more details about this annual social event. Stayed tuned to our social media on when the tickets will become available.

Special shout out to those Sooner fans that showed up to support the best gymnastics team in the country a couple of weeks ago. The OU staff on hand was thankful and enjoyed having our Rocky Mountain Sooners there to cheer on the squad. AS ALWAYS, if you are interested in volunteering or becoming an officer, please reach out to our Gmail account. Watch out for snowmageddon on Monday and have a great upcoming weekend!

January 2016 Newsletter

Record Breaking Season for the OU Club of Colorado 
While the season of destiny did not turn out as we had hoped, hats off to the football team for a great year. Could not be more proud to be a Sooner! A successful season on the field ties directly to a successful season off the field for the OU Club of Colorado. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors Stoney’s Bar & Grill, Coors Light, Patron, Sooner Legends Hotel, and Sooner Spectator Magazine and the generosity of our alumni members from Colorado, we once again raised over $10,000 for scholarships. I know I speak on behalf of the other officers when I say, I could not be more proud of your dedication to our future Sooners.

Also, our attendance at Stoney’s, for the entire year, broke 5000 for the first time in our five year history with the bar. I am not sure what the number would be of gallons of beer consumed, but I am sure it is enough to make the Coors family want to hug each one of us. Special shout out goes to our to our hosts, Stoney and Will as well as VJ Aaron. Thanks for making this the best gameday experience outside of Owen Field in the nation.

Basketball Brings Excitement to 2016
While we only had 8 Sooner fans out for Big Monday on January 4 versus our nemesis Chalk Rock Hayjawks, the Sooner men’s basketball team proved they are final four worthy by taking KU the distance in 3 overtimes. Pretty sure we are going to beat that team like a drum in Norman. Our 8 fans held their own against the 300+ Jayhawk fans. We would love to see more fans out to support basketball.

Here are five reasons why you should consider joining us at Stoney’s for a Sooner basketball experience….

1) You can show up 5 minutes after the game has started and have a guaranteed seat.
2) Same great beer specials with the 2015-16 membership card.
3) Two hour investment rather than a six hour investment with football.
4) Neither I or Daniel “D-Day” Dayton is performing karaoke on the microphone.
5) Because outside of men’s gymnastics, this is out best chance for a National Championship this year.

Basketball Watch Party Dates:
Saturday, January 30, 3pm vs. LSU
Saturday, February 13, 12pm vs Kansas
Saturday, February 27, 12pm vs saxeT
March 9-12, Big XII Tournament, Time TBD

Sooner Squad in the Springs

Your #1 ranked OU men’s gymnastics team is coming to Colorado Springs for the Rocky Mountain Open Saturday, January 16 . The meet starts at 6pm MST. The team wants all OU fans to come out to the meet and share a great experience. The send off for the team will begin at 3pm MST in the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn located at 1800 Briargate Parkway. Coach Mark Williams will introduce the team and coaches. After the meet, Sooner fans will have the opportunity to meet the team for dinner at a restaurant in the shopping center south of the Hilton that will be named tomorrow.

Come on out to support the Sooner team with the most national championships in school history!

Be on the lookout for more events hosted by the OU Club of Colorado including the OU Club Night out with the Thunder (or Nuggets). As always, if you are interested in volunteering or becoming an officer, please reach out to our Gmail account (ouclubofco@gmail.com). Thank you all for being the best OU Alumni Chapter in the entire world! Have a great rest of your January!

December 9th Newsletter

Sooner Head South to Familiar Territory
How bout dem Sooners!!! Everyone was writing this team off after the second Saturday in October. This team has the grit, moxie, and talent to go all the way. The revenge tour stop takes the Sooners to South Beach and to the Orange Bowl against the team that demolished them one year ago. I can promise you one thing, Stoney’s will be rockin’ out New Years Eve! We hope that you will come out to support our team and the chase for 8.

Make Stoney’s your NYE 2016 HQ. We will have both playoff games showing on over 50 TVs, drink specials throughout the day and night, champagne toast at midnight, complementary buffet, and a DJ spinning all your favorite tunes all night long…all night…all night…all night long! There is a darn good chance we could break the record of 725 set just this year. What does that mean??? Come early to claim your spot to as we end 2015 with a bang!

Reminder about the Inaugural Holiday Gathering
This is your friendly reminder that OU Club of Colorado will be hosting its first Holiday gathering Saturday, December 12 from 1-3pm at Stoney’s (1111 Lincoln). Our special host for the event is none other than Mr. Silver Shoes himself, Joe Washington. Joe will be on hand to address Sooner fans as well as be available to sign his book, “The Seven Secrets of the Silver Shoes.”  Our game day specials will be available that day. We hope to be showing the Men’s Sooner Basketball game against Oral Roberts starting at 12pm MST.

Another Record Set?

I am honored and thrilled to report that the OU Club of Colorado has set another record. Thanks to the generous donations from our Colorado Sooner family, we raised over $600 in our final silent auction of the year. I cannot say thank you enough to all that have supported the club through memberships, t-shirt sales, and our silent auction. We are on pace for a record amount of dollars raised for scholarships, which is matched by the university. We will have one, hopefully two, more opportunities to donate to the club. Your donation is a tax deduction too, so make sure you get your receipt for your generosity.

Out of the State and Still Want Your Slice of the OU Club of CO….

Drum roll please. Drdrdrdrdrdrdrdrdrdr For the first time in history, you will have the opportunity to purchase a 2015-16 OU Club of Colorado short or long sleeve shirt outside of Stoney’s. For those fans that have moved out of area or those that have had all your friends pining over your awesome shirt, you will now be able to make someone’s dream come true. We have a limited number of unisex shirts available at in sizes S, M, L, and XL. Because we are in the giving spirit, we will discount your shirt by $5 and include shipping, which brings our short sleeves to $20 and our long sleeve to $25. If you have been waiting for a sale, this maybe your only chance…EVER. If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, please email ouclubofco@gmail.com with your shirt size and phone number and we will process orders on a first come first serve basis. We will only accept credit/debit cards for this offer and will be reaching out to you to complete your order.

Sooner Holiday Gathering

Sooner Holiday Gathering with Little Joe Washington

We are excited to announce that the OU Club of Colorado will be hosting its first Holiday gathering Saturday, December 12 from 1-3pm at Stoney’s (1111 Lincoln).

Our special host for the event is none other than Mr. Silver Shoes himself, Joe Washington. Joe will be on hand to address Sooner fans as well as be available to sign his book, “The Seven Secrets of the Silver Shoes.” This could be a great gift for your Sooner fan this holiday season.

Our game day specials will be available that day. We also just might have the Men’s Sooner Basketball game against fellow in-state foe, Oral Roberts, streaming from SoonerSports TV starting at 12pm MST. So start your holiday partying early by coming to network with your fellow Sooners and Joe Washington!

November Newsletter, Veteran’s Day and OU-Baylor edition

Saluting Our Military Sooners
Words cannot express the appreciation for all that our veterans have done to make this the greatest country in the world. From the OU Club of Colorado, we say thank you to all those that have served and those that are currently serving.

Last year, OU honored Bob Kalsu. He earned All-America honors in 1967 as an offensive tackle while helping the Sooners to a Big 8 Championship. Kalsu was selected in the eighth round of the NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills in 1968, but his professional career was cut short. Kalsu was called to join the U.S. Army’s highly decorated 101st Airborne Division. On July 21, 1970, he was killed by North Vietnamese mortar fire. He was the only pro football player to be killed during the Vietnam Conflict.

NOW is the Time to Pack the House
The OU Club of Colorado is excited to announce that our Associate Vice President for the Alumni Association, JP Audas will be making his first ever appearance at our watch party. JP received his undergraduate degree from OU in 1987 and has been an OU employee since 1993. During this time, he has recruited and worked with students, developed relationships with alumni & friends in his role as an OU fundraiser. So, come on out to Stoney’s on Saturday and let’s show JP why we have the best alumni club in the entire nation! Game starts at 6pm, but come early to claim your front row seat for the Baylor Beat Down!

Upcoming Sooner Saturday at Stoney’s- OU vs Baylor
Your OU Club of Colorado is on a pace to set a new attendance record for this season. From the 85 strong that watched OU thrash the Cyclones to the 625 that supported the Sooners even in non-win (never a loss) to saxeT, we have continued to have great crowds. With a prime time slot, the Sooners head to Waco where Lee Corso will no doubt slip on the bear head for his pick. Your club officers will be at Stoney’s starting at 4pm. Thank you for your donations through membership dues and t-shirt purchases. We still have t-shirts for sell and they make wonderful holiday gifts! You will also have the chance to purchase additional raffle tickets for a very special giveaway, which was donated by a very generous club member. Coors Light will also be on hand with a very awesome prize for one lucky Sooner fan. With all of this excitement, you have no excuses not to make it out for the game. See you Saturday for OU vs Baylor in a prime-time match up.  Game Time is 6p Mountain Time, but again, we recommend you all showing up early for the best seats!

October 1st, 2015 Weekly Club Newsletter

Updates from the Club
How bout dem Sooners! 3-0 to start the 2015 season. While the Sooners have taken care of business on the field, the OU Club of Colorado has been taking care of business in Denver. Thank you to the already 1000 attendees that have come out to the first three games. Also a big shout out to all of you who have signed up for your 2015-16 membership. If you have not signed up for a membership, come see us Saturday at the membership table. We are on a record pace this year for funds raised for scholarships. We appreciate our sponsors this year, including new sponsor Coors Light. The giveaways just keep getting better as evidenced by the happy sooner fan in the picture below…..
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**Important note for Saturday’s game versus West Virginia. Stoney’s will open at 9am for Sooner fans rather than the usual 8am for the early kickoff. It will be back to 8am for OU/saxeT as we anticipate a record crowd for the Red River Rivalry. We will be sharing space at Stoney’s with the Geaux team, so buddy up with new friends at your table. And speaking of the big game in Big D…Auction Fun
The OU Club of Colorado will be auctioning off a Pride of Oklahoma uniform graciously donated by Jan Marie Crawford. We will have our local auctioneer Daniel “D-Day” Dayton calling out bids during halftime. Own a piece of history as this is one of only 300 uniforms. The remainder of the uniforms are part of a campaign to raise funds for the Pride of Oklahoma. We just may have a few other items up for auction. Come early…leave happy!

Win this authentic Pride of Oklahoma uniform auction Oct 10th OU-Texas Game

Win this authentic Pride of Oklahoma uniform auction Oct 10th OU-Texas Game

Golf Tournament Plans Taking Flight

We are happy to report that plans for the 2016 Spring Golf Tournament are underway. If you are interested in forming a four-person team or volunteering for the event, please talk chat with officers Brandon Todd or Jeff Farrer.