The Memorial Service, honoring members who have passed away since the last conference, will also be at this time. We know it's early, but please make plans to attend.After the ceremony has concluded, we will adjourn to our designated area to meet and greet one another.Monday, May 21: TBD, working with the hotel to have a chef and/or bartender demo with snacks/drinks in the afternoon.This would also be a good time to catch up with friends!!With the help of Gopher equipment manager John Blackshear, Gopher Athletics reached out to Minnesota alum and sports memorabilia enthusiast, Rich Ellis.As a collector, Ellis owns over 125 Gopher baseball jerseys and allowed Gopher Athletics to borrow these to signify its rich tradition and history.You will have a chance to experience the place where the Dallas Cowboys train and work 355 days of the year.Highlights of the VIP Guided Tour include: Ford Center, the 510,000 square foot indoor athletic facility where the Cowboys train, War Room, a state-of-the-art room where the NFL draft is conducted; Nike Star Walk, a collection of the 10 most significant milestones in Dallas Cowboys history, along with a display of the evolution of the team's uniforms dating back to 1960; Super Bowl Memorabilia & Station, a display of all five Super Bowl Trophies and Rings from the years of 1971, 1977, 1992, 19; Grand Atrium, with its beautiful Italian marble floors that are adorned with the names and quotes of Dallas Cowboys players and coaches, hangs artist Leo Villarreal LED sculpture titled "Volume Frisco" (2016).
So many highlights for one weekend, and everyone enjoyed themselves.
Since we are required to pay 1 week in advance, please email me as soon as you can with your response at [email protected] is also Banquet Night, so we will return in plenty of time to get ready for the banquet. This mall has almost 200 shops and restaurants; some of the restaurants are Cheesecake Factory (my favorite!!
), Bucca Di Beppo, Dave & Buster's and California Pizza Kitchen.
We will go on a guided walking tour, led by a knowledgeable tour guide. Because we have to pay for the guided tour and lunches 2 weeks in advance and reserve a bus, it is imperative that you email me at [email protected] let me know you plan on going with us to the arboretum.
There will be a lot of walking, but I also understand it is wheelchair accessible and they have a limited number of wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-served basis.
We will be going to the Dallas Arboretum, a 66 acre botanical garden that is always blooming and ever-changing throughout the seasons.