August 9, 2020

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Update on Fall Kickoff Party

As the current pandemic has altered nearly every facet of our lives, Bama Houston is seeking to determine the best path forward for our Fall Kickoff Party with Eli Gold scheduled for Sunday, August 16.

Our venue, Saint Arnold Brewing, canceled all events through 2020. New venue options are more expensive. Additionally, if UA’s ban on “non-essential travel” is still in place in August, we would incur Eli’s travel expenses, estimated at up to $1500, that the National Alumni Association normally pays. That would be in addition to his honorarium. 

Eli is clearly committed to joining us, but he is uncomfortable with commercial flying given the increase in COVID-19 cases. There would be no photo opportunities as he is social distancing to stay well for his broadcasting jobs. Based on his “normal” gig schedule for 2021 winter/spring sports, it is highly unlikely we could bring him to Houston before summer 2021. Eli is more than happy to join us via Zoom on Aug. 16

Bama Houston is considering both a Zoom only with Eli and/or a combination of social gathering that includes a Zoom with Eli. To help us in deciding if and how to hold this scholarship fundraiser, please take the survey

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