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Danny Morrison Speaking- Tuesday, 3/17, Want to Go?

13 March 2015 - 12:44 PM

Have you ever seen Danny Morrison speak in Charlotte? I have a few times, great speaker. Can really talk to the business goals and strategies of the Panthers since he came on board.

 

Danny will be speaking to my networking group next Tuesday, these events are open to the public, BUT, just like the tailgate, no one gets fed for free. Lunch is included and parking is free, they ask for a $5 donation to the church.

 

See below for details or feel free to PM/Facebook/Snapchat/Twitter/Instagram (whatever social media vehicle your little heart desires) me for more info :) Hope to see you all there that can make it!

 

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Tuesday Topics Speaker Series
Danny Morrison, President, Carolina Panthers

Date: March 17, 2015
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Danny Morrison, President, Carolina Panthers
Topic: “Carolina Panthers: A Look Ahead”
Cost: A minimum donation of $5 is appreciated.

NEW LOCATION!!!
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1000 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204

Please join your friends from the Business Leaders of Charlotte on the third Tuesday of every month minus December and a short summer hiatus. You will enjoy local leaders of the Charlotte community and have the opportunity to ask direct questions. Past speakers have included Peter Gorman, Anthony Foxx, Chief Monroe, Sue Myrick, Danny Morrison, and Sheriff Bailey.

Come network, eat lunch and then listen to one of Charlotte's people of impact.


Event Sponsor: Business Leaders of Charlotte

 

About the Speaker: From a commitment to customer service to the newly-constructed renovations in Bank of America Stadium, Danny Morrison’s presence as President of the Panthers is clearly evident as the steward of Owner/Founder Jerry Richardson’s vision.

His association with the Panthers actually began more than 20 years ago as Morrison coordinated a fundraising effort as Director of Athletics that enabled Wofford College to refurbish its facilities to host an NFL training camp. The Panthers have now been at Wofford for 20 consecutive years and the training camp is regarded among the best in the NFL.

In his capacity as team president, Morrison is responsible for the Panthers business operations and Bank of America Stadium business interests as well as representing the organization in many League matters.

Since assuming those duties, the Panthers have been innovative and aggressive in improving the fan experience while reaching new levels in corporate support and sponsorships.

From working closely with Richardson to providing the impetus for improvements throughout the organization, Morrison has immersed himself into the Panthers.

Most recently, he oversaw an extensive master plan study for Bank of America Stadium, which will result in a $112.5 million renovation over three years. Phase One of the renovation was completed during the past offseason with construction on escalators, scoreboards, and ribbon boards as well as a new distributed sound system. The Panthers have already been one of the NFL leaders in developing a stadium Wi-Fi system.

On the League level, Morrison has also established a presence as the Chair of the NFL Sub-Committee on College Relations and serving on the NFL Fan Experience Club Working Group as well as the NFL Working Group on Coaches Benefits.

Prior to joining the Panthers, Morrison was in his fifth year as Director of Athletics at Texas Christian University. At TCU, Morrison directed the development of the athletic program into one of the most successful in the nation. In the 2008-09 athletic season TCU had 16 of its 20 sports represented in postseason play, finishing with the nation’s seventh-ranked football team. A total of 12 sports were nationally ranked and four conference titles were won with three coaches receiving coach of the year honors. Five of the school’s 20 programs were ranked in the top 11 in the nation.

The solid foundation established under Morrison was evident even after his departure when the football team recorded an undefeated regular season and the baseball team advanced to the College World Series. TCU and Florida were the only two schools in college athletics to play in a BCS Bowl game and have a team in the College World Series in 2010.

Prior to going to TCU in 2005, Morrison was Commissioner of the Southern Conference. He had joined the conference office after leaving Wofford, where he was senior vice president, in 2001. As Commissioner of the Southern Conference, Morrison established numerous progressive initiatives, creating partnerships with corporate entities while expanding and enhancing the television schedule for the conference through various networks.

Since coming to Charlotte in 2009, Morrison has become an integral part of the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Charlotte Sports Foundation, the Charlotte Regional Partnership, and Charlotte Center City Partners as well as the Board of Ambassadors for the Levine Children’s Hospital and Board of Directors for Project Life.

A native of Burlington, N.C., Morrison attended Wofford, where he lettered four years in basketball and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics. His pursuit of excellence as athletics director earned him induction into the Wofford Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002 and he currently serves on the school’s Board of Trustees.

Morrison obtained a Masters of Education in administration and supervision from the University of North Carolina in 1981 and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of South Carolina in 2000.

He returned to Wofford in 1985 as the school’s first full-time Director of Athletics and served in that capacity for 12 years, guiding the Terriers from NAIA to Division II to Division 1-AA and membership in the Southern Conference.

The linchpin of that transition was the improvement of the facilities to provide a summer home for the Panthers through a capital improvement plan. Since transitioning to the Southern Conference, Wofford has successfully competed in the league, winning the football championship in 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2012, and the basketball title in 2010, 2011, and 2013.

Morrison and his wife, Peggy, have two children: Trey, a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and Meg, who received her degree from Wofford.

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Huddle Tailgate Thread- *Panthers vs. Cardinals* NFC Wild Card Matchup

01 January 2015 - 12:05 PM

Happy Playoffs everyone! We would like to do BBQ again this week as we are anticipating a somewhat larger tailgate if some of you are coming into town. Last year's playoff tailgate was INSANE, can we top it?

 

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Below is everything you need to know about the tailgate with most questions answered. Make sure you read through everything below before you post any questions in the thread. 

 

****If you plan on joining us at the tailgate, please let us know in this thread so that we can have an approximate head count when we order food. If you are bringing guests, please let us know if you can estimate how many people you will be bringing. Doesn’t need to be exact, but we don’t want to order food for 70 people if only 30 are going to show up and vice versa. ****

 

TL;DR version- come anytime after 10am. Bring me my damn money and I feed you. BYOB.

 

 

WHAT TIME?: 

Times will be a bit different since this is a playoff game at 4:35p. RR will be out to set up around 10-10:30am and I will be there shortly after!

 

 

LOCATION:

Our new permanent location for this season is 601 S. Cedar St. This is the location where Hartigan’s used to be (is now replaced with Draught) and is right beside the practice fields. If you are familiar with the Morehead side of the stadium, Cedar is the first light after you go past the stadium on your right going towards Freedom OR if you are coming from the highway, Exit off 77 on Trade Street and take a right on Cedar. 

 

If you are looking at Draught we are directly to the left outside of the roped off CANS area

 

PARKING:

Parking is all around where we will be, you can either choose to park down Morehead towards Freedom, or anywhere in the office buildings across the street from us, you can also go under the tunnel up Morehead to the other side of the stadium (not recommended since that is where the DogHouse is and there are people everywhere), or you could park over on the Mint side of the stadium and cut through near the practice fields.

 

 

Here is an aerial view of the Tailgate. The red spot is where we will be. The yellow line is the walk to the stadium (or you can just walk up Morehead to the gate on that side). The yellow highlighted spots are not where we are, we are actually more where the yellow car is up from there.

 

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THE GOODS (WHAT’S INCLUDED):

In addition to the tailgate spots that Roaring Riot has donated to us in the lot, the following will be included:

·         Our very own Porta-Potty 

·         Food this week will be provided by Sauceman's BBQ

·         Water/Soft Drinks- we will not be providing alcohol, BYOB

·         Music 

·         Convenient Parking nearby

·         Close to WFNZ DogHouse

·         Short 5 minute walk to the stadium

·         Family friendly atmosphere (to a certain extent since I have a mouth like a Sailor)

·         Inclusion into a lot already dominated mainly by some of the largest Panthers tailgates in CLT

·         Various tailgate activities including Cornhole, Beer Pong/Flip Cup

·         Tents, tables, silverware, etc. provided

 

HOW WILL I KNOW WHO YOU ARE?:

Look for the Carolina Huddle banner, but we also have signs taped up,  look for those and the PortaJon.

 

If you are looking at the roped off area outside of Draught, we are directly to the left where the PortaJon is under the tents. 

 

DO I HAVE TO PAY TO GET IN IF I DIDN'T DONATE PRIOR TO THE SEASON?:

No, you do not have to pay to get in; however, if you want to eat our food and use our Porta John, plan on bringing a cash donation (no minimum required) to put in the bucket I will be passing around at the tailgate. Yes, I will be harassing you, yes, I will know if you are avoiding me  ;)

 

CAN I GET ONE OF THOSE SUPER AWESOME T-SHIRTS OR KOOZIES?

Yes, you can, they will be available for purchase at the tailgate for a small fee. 
 

 

I WANT TO BRING MAH FRANZ/FAM, DO THEY HAVE TO PAY AS NON-HUDDLERS?

Please, bring your friends! Especially if they are Panthers fans! Just like you, if they plan on eating, etc., please ask the group to make a small donation, it only goes to help us provide more food and drinks for you! If you plan on bringing fans of the opposing team, we will be asking for double normal donations because they aren't Panthers fans- any Steelers fans- quadruple. Should be a profitable tailgate that week. eff you steelers fans.

 

IS THERE A LIMITATION ON THE ALCOHOL I CAN BRING?

That's a no. Especially when it gets cold, feel free to bring some moonshine to cover your donation costs for that game. We will try to provide as many coolers as we can for everyone to store their beer, but please feel free to bring your own.

 

 

 

 

****If you plan on joining us at the tailgate, please let us know in this thread so that we can have an approximate head count when we order food. If you are bringing guests, please let us know if you can estimate how many people you will be bringing. Doesn’t need to be exact, but we don’t want to order food for 70 people if only 30 are going to show up and vice versa. ****

 

 

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Huddle Tailgate Thread- *Panthers vs. Brownies*

18 December 2014 - 09:27 AM

Hi guys! Thanks for getting everything set up last week. Just let me know if I owe anyone $$ for pizzas and I can send to you from Paypal.

 

Well, that time has come again. For us to say goodbye until next year. Potentially. As far as we know currently! So, for the last tailgate we want to do it up like we did for the first one this year. So, we will be having Sauceman's BBQ cater for us Sunday. If you were at the first tailgate,you had their delicious BBQ and wings, it was raved about so we would like to treat everyone for the last game.

 

Since we are ordering high priced food, we need an accurate head count in this thread. please try and let us know ASAP if you will be attending and eating so we can order as accurately as possible. Don't make me throw out good food!

 

 

 

 

Below is everything you need to know about the tailgate with most questions answered. Make sure you read through everything below before you post any questions in the thread.

****If you plan on joining us at the tailgate, please let us know in this thread so that we can have an approximate head count when we order food. If you are bringing guests, please let us know if you can estimate how many people you will be bringing. Doesn’t need to be exact, but we don’t want to order food for 70 people if only 30 are going to show up and vice versa. ****

TL;DR version- come anytime after 8am. Bring me my damn money and I feed you. BYOB.


WHAT TIME?:
RoaringRiot and some of the regulars will be out early per usual around 8am. Feel free to come out as early as 8am, but we will not be serving food until around 11am. IF you decide to come early, especially super early, please come ready to help us set up!


LOCATION:
Our new permanent location for this season is 601 S. Cedar St. This is the location where Hartigan’s used to be (is now replaced with Draught) and is right beside the practice fields. If you are familiar with the Morehead side of the stadium, Cedar is the first light after you go past the stadium on your right going towards Freedom OR if you are coming from the highway, Exit off 77 on Trade Street and take a right on Cedar.

PARKING:
Parking is all around where we will be, you can either choose to park down Morehead towards Freedom, or anywhere in the office buildings across the street from us, you can also go under the tunnel up Morehead to the other side of the stadium (not recommended since that is where the DogHouse is and there are people everywhere), or you could park over on the Mint side of the stadium and cut through near the practice fields.

We have parked in the lots directly across the street for all the games. The one on the grass is tailgate free and just for parking, I think it's $20. Just a quick walk back to my car to drop stuff off before the game is super convenient.


Here is an aerial view of the Tailgate. The red spot is where we will be. The yellow line is the walk to the stadium (or you can just walk up Morehead to the gate on that side). The red highlighted spots are not where we are, we are actually more where the yellow car is up from there.

tailgatelot1.jpg

THE GOODS (WHAT’S INCLUDED):
In addition to the tailgate spots that Roaring Riot has donated to us in the lot, the following will be included:
· Our very own Porta-Potty
· Food this week will be provided by Sauceman's BBQ
· Water/Soft Drinks- we will not be providing alcohol, BYOB
· Music
· Convenient Parking nearby
· Close to WFNZ DogHouse
· Short 5 minute walk to the stadium
· Family friendly atmosphere (to a certain extent since I have a mouth like a Sailor)
· Inclusion into a lot already dominated mainly by some of the largest Panthers tailgates in CLT
· Various tailgate activities including Cornhole, Beer Pong/Flip Cup
· Tents, tables, silverware, etc. provided

HOW WILL I KNOW WHO YOU ARE?:
Look for the Carolina Huddle banner, but we will also have a tent up and some signage that says Carolina Huddle with a bigass red arrow. Some of us wear our Huddle Tshirts each week, so look for those and the PortaJon.

If you are looking at the roped off area outside of Draught, we are directly to the left where the PortaJon is under the tents.

DO I HAVE TO PAY TO GET IN IF I DIDN'T DONATE PRIOR TO THE SEASON?:
No, you do not have to pay to get in; however, if you want to eat our food and use our Porta John, plan on bringing a cash donation (no minimum required) to put in the bucket I will be passing around at the tailgate. Yes, I will be harassing you, yes, I will know if you are avoiding me ;)

CAN I GET ONE OF THOSE SUPER AWESOME T-SHIRTS OR KOOZIES?
Yes, you can, they will be available for purchase at the tailgate for a small fee.


I WANT TO BRING MAH FRANZ/FAM, DO THEY HAVE TO PAY AS NON-HUDDLERS?
Please, bring your friends! Especially if they are Panthers fans! Just like you, if they plan on eating, etc., please ask the group to make a small donation, it only goes to help us provide more food and drinks for you! If you plan on bringing fans of the opposing team, we will be asking for double normal donations because they aren't Panthers fans- any Steelers fans- quadruple. Should be a profitable tailgate that week. eff you steelers fans. (update, if you are reading this now, it WAS a profitable tailgate and all those Steelers fans can still go f themselves)

IS THERE A LIMITATION ON THE ALCOHOL I CAN BRING?
That's a no. Especially when it gets cold, feel free to bring some moonshine to cover your donation costs for that game. Or, you can be like Arsen and bring some Vodka, or there's the always delicious and rarely seen Bo's cooler which comes with lots of goodies including jello shots! We will try to provide as many coolers as we can for everyone to store their beer, but please feel free to bring your own.




****If you plan on joining us at the tailgate, please let us know in this thread so that we can have an approximate head count when we order food. If you are bringing guests, please let us know if you can estimate how many people you will be bringing. Doesn’t need to be exact, but we don’t want to order food for 70 people if only 30 are going to show up and vice versa. ****



Look forward to seeing everyone Sunday bright and early! Just to clarify, my definition of bright and early is 9-930. Zack and a few others are more 7:30-8am'ers

 

 

 

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Huddle Tailgate This Weekend, need responses- pin please

10 December 2014 - 02:35 PM

Guys,

 

I am currently on my way to San Diego and will not be present for the game this weekend.

 

RR has other duties during the tailgate that include him running CANS:RECYCLED and Draught next door and therefore, there really is not anyone there to manage the tailgate, set up and hang signs, manage food, and collect donations.

 

I have asked a few people and they will not be attending. Brandon has offered to step up but I do not want to put the entire burden on him, especially if he is going to be one of the only people showing up Sunday.

 

I need to gauge from you how many people expect coming and if any of you could help Brandon.

 

We have two options:

 

1) Let everyone to go Draught/CANS this week for the tailgate and combine with them, then resume as normal for the Cleveland game.

2) A couple people offer to help run and manage with RR and we can provide you with all info/details needed.

 

Let me know your thoughts. Hate I won't be there this weekend for the game, let's go D.A.!


Huddle Tailgate Thread- *Panthers vs. Falcons*

12 November 2014 - 07:07 PM

Sorry guys, been in Austin all week for training with work and havent had a chance to breathe!

Below is everything you need to know about the tailgate with most questions answered. Make sure you read through everything below before you post any questions in the thread.

****If you plan on joining us at the tailgate, please let us know in this thread so that we can have an approximate head count when we order food. If you are bringing guests, please let us know if you can estimate how many people you will be bringing. Doesn’t need to be exact, but we don’t want to order food for 70 people if only 30 are going to show up and vice versa. ****

TL;DR version- come anytime after 8am. Bring me my damn money and I feed you. BYOB.


WHAT TIME?:
RoaringRiot and some of the regulars will be out early per usual around 8am. Feel free to come out as early as 8am, but we will not be serving food until around 11am. IF you decide to come early, especially super early, please come ready to help us set up!


LOCATION:
Our new permanent location for this season is 601 S. Cedar St. This is the location where Hartigan’s used to be (is now replaced with Draught) and is right beside the practice fields. If you are familiar with the Morehead side of the stadium, Cedar is the first light after you go past the stadium on your right going towards Freedom OR if you are coming from the highway, Exit off 77 on Trade Street and take a right on Cedar.

PARKING:
Parking is all around where we will be, you can either choose to park down Morehead towards Freedom, or anywhere in the office buildings across the street from us, you can also go under the tunnel up Morehead to the other side of the stadium (not recommended since that is where the DogHouse is and there are people everywhere), or you could park over on the Mint side of the stadium and cut through near the practice fields.

We have parked in the lots directly across the street for all the games. The one on the grass is tailgate free and just for parking, I think it's $20. Just a quick walk back to my car to drop stuff off before the game is super convenient.


Here is an aerial view of the Tailgate. The red spot is where we will be. The yellow line is the walk to the stadium (or you can just walk up Morehead to the gate on that side). The yellow highlighted spots are not where we are, we are actually more where the yellow car is up from there. If someone can fix that for me.....that would be awesome hehe

tailgatelot1.jpg

THE GOODS (WHAT’S INCLUDED):
In addition to the tailgate spots that Roaring Riot has donated to us in the lot, the following will be included:
· Our very own Porta-Potty
· Food this week will be provided by Papa John's Pizza, -wings too
· Water/Soft Drinks- we will not be providing alcohol, BYOB
· Music
· Convenient Parking nearby
· Close to WFNZ DogHouse
· Short 5 minute walk to the stadium
· Family friendly atmosphere (to a certain extent since I have a mouth like a Sailor)
· Inclusion into a lot already dominated mainly by some of the largest Panthers tailgates in CLT
· Various tailgate activities including Cornhole, Beer Pong/Flip Cup
· Tents, tables, silverware, etc. provided

HOW WILL I KNOW WHO YOU ARE?:
Look for the Carolina Huddle banner, but we will also have a tent up and some signage that says Carolina Huddle with a bigass red arrow. Some of us wear our Huddle Tshirts each week, so look for those and the PortaJon.

If you are looking at the roped off area outside of Draught, we are directly to the left where the PortaJon is under the tents.

DO I HAVE TO PAY TO GET IN IF I DIDN'T DONATE PRIOR TO THE SEASON?:
No, you do not have to pay to get in; however, if you want to eat our food and use our Porta John, plan on bringing a cash donation (no minimum required) to put in the bucket I will be passing around at the tailgate. Yes, I will be harassing you, yes, I will know if you are avoiding me ;)

CAN I GET ONE OF THOSE SUPER AWESOME T-SHIRTS OR KOOZIES?
Yes, you can, they will be available for purchase at the tailgate for a small fee.


I WANT TO BRING MAH FRANZ/FAM, DO THEY HAVE TO PAY AS NON-HUDDLERS?
Please, bring your friends! Especially if they are Panthers fans! Just like you, if they plan on eating, etc., please ask the group to make a small donation, it only goes to help us provide more food and drinks for you! If you plan on bringing fans of the opposing team, we will be asking for double normal donations because they aren't Panthers fans- any Steelers fans- quadruple. Should be a profitable tailgate that week. eff you steelers fans. (update, if you are reading this now, it WAS a profitable tailgate and all those Steelers fans can still go f themselves)

IS THERE A LIMITATION ON THE ALCOHOL I CAN BRING?
That's a no. Especially when it gets cold, feel free to bring some moonshine to cover your donation costs for that game. Or, you can be like Arsen and bring some Vodka, or there's the always delicious and rarely seen Bo's cooler which comes with lots of goodies including jello shots! We will try to provide as many coolers as we can for everyone to store their beer, but please feel free to bring your own.




****If you plan on joining us at the tailgate, please let us know in this thread so that we can have an approximate head count when we order food. If you are bringing guests, please let us know if you can estimate how many people you will be bringing. Doesn’t need to be exact, but we don’t want to order food for 70 people if only 30 are going to show up and vice versa. ****



Look forward to seeing everyone Sunday bright and early! Just to clarify, my definition of bright and early is 9-930. Zack and a few others are more 7:30-8am'ers

 

 

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