President's Letter - May 2009

By NU Athletic Communications
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Great Start for 2009!!!!

The Letterwinners N Club had a successful weekend of events to kickoff its 2009 campaign to renew the vitality of the N Club and to grow its membership. Set during the Spring Football game weekend (April 17-18, 2009), the N Club events kicked off with the Fifth Annual Football Letterwinners’ Spring Game Golf Classic on Friday afternoon. A total of 204 football Letterwinners participated in the golf outing. While Coach Bo Pelini and his staff joined in the golf, Tom Osborne and Doc Sadler socialized with former players at lunch before the event began.

Following golf and an evening BBQ for all the players, the N Club joined Coach Pelini and his staff, the Husker football team and a large number of football recruits in the Hawks Championship Center for a special letter award event to honor the new 2008 football lettermen. Sixteen new lettermen were recognized for their achievements on the field and awarded the coveted "N" letterman’s jacket by previous Letterwinners and N Club President Clete Blakeman. This was a tremendous event for everyone involved and is set to become an annual event.

To cap off the weekend’s activities, a Letterwinners N Club tailgate party was held on Saturday morning before kickoff of the 2009 spring football game. Over 150 attended the event and shared great weather, good food, and fellowship with former Letterwinners from all Husker sports teams. The Spring Game Weekend was a great start toward growing our N Club and setting in motion our mission to promote and nurture the athletic legacy, traditions and values of what it means to be a true Nebraska Cornhusker.

Go Big Red.

Clete Blakeman
Letterwinners N Club




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