Our bye week is over and it’s time to start the second half of the Mountaineer Football Season!! We need 3 more wins for a bowl game — maybe the Texas Bowl?!
Texas Tech vs. West Virginia Watch Party
Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 AM
at the Houston Texans Grille
(12848 Queensbury Lane, Houston)
Doors open at 10:45 AM
This weekend will be Homecoming at WVU. And for those not making the trip back to Morgantown, we encourage you to come out and spend time with your Mountaineer Family in Houston.
As usual, we’ll have giveaways and games.
In honor of Homecoming, the WVU Lone Star Chapter
will be crowning our own
WVU Lone Star Homecoming Watch Party – King and Queen.
When you get to watch party your name will be entered in for the King or Queen drawing. We will have the drawing to decide our Homecoming King and Queen during halftime. You must be present to receive the crown.
We hope everyone is doing well as we all prepare for the holidays and the end of 2012. While the end of the year approaches, we would like to recap and say a few words regarding the beginning of our inaugural Big 12 season. As Tony Caridi says, “It’s a great night to be a Mountaineer, wherever you may be”. This statement really epitomizes the past few months, because this truly has been a great time for the Lone Star Chapter.
From Watch Parties, College Fairs, Community Activities and live WVU sporting events, we have really let our presence be known here in Texas. We kicked off the fall season with our annual Mountaineer Parents Club sendoff for Houston area students attending WVU.
Next, we were able to have watching parties for every football game this season. We changed the venue to the Houston Texans Grille in City Centre. The staff and the crew at the Grille were outstanding and took really good care of us. The attendance was record breaking reaching over 100 WVU fans at several football watch parties during the season.
The Chapter sent representatives to 12 College Fairs taking place at different school districts throughout the greater Houston area. It’s exciting to think that we are talking to the next generation of Mountaineers when we attend these college fairs. These fairs allowed us the opportunity to present WVU material to over 75 High Schools thus allowing the flying WV to shine to over 10,000 families and giving WVU and the Lone Star Chapter great exposure in Houston.
Also, we started selling Lone Star Mountaineer T-shirts this fall. These shirts were a big success and gave us a chance to stand out in the crowd while at watch parties, live WVU events and throughout the Lone Star State.
Most of us made the trek to Austin to cheer on the Old Gold and Blue as they took on the Texas Longhorns in their first football matchup in the Big 12. I’m not sure about everyone else but the welcome and hospitality that was given in Austin made that a very memorable weekend. The Chapter also had opportunities to watch WVU compete in the Big 12 Women’s Soccer Championship in San Antonio as well as the Big 12 Cross Country Championship in Austin.
And finally, The Chapter was able to demonstrate our true Mountaineer Spirit. Every year we collect toys for Toys for Tots in Houston. It’s a great opportunity to give back to children. And, because of the love and generosity of our members, we were able to donate over 100 toys to help area youths have a happier holiday here in Houston.
Again … “It’s a Great Time to be a Mountaineer”…
During the final Toys for Tots donations, we made a holiday video highlighting this event.
We want to say Thank You to everyone in the WVU Lone Star Alumni Chapter for help making the start of our inaugural season in the Big 12 Conference a huge success. If it wasn’t for you all and our common love for West Virginia and WVU, none of this would be possible. Thank you all for you time, love and support. As 2013 begins, we are excited about the new opportunities and experiences that are in store for the Lone Star Chapter.
Chad Griffith recently posted his “Morgantown in Motion” video to Youtube and it is quickly going viral. In less than a week, the video has been viewed over 24,000 times. The time lapse photography of various scenes in and around the Morgantown, WV area are amazing to watch. Chad also has a collection of photography that can be seen at http://www.chadgriffithphotography.com/
For several years, the WVU Lone Star Chapter has participated in the Toy’s for Tot’s drive leading into the Christmas Holiday. This year, we will continue our participation with three separate events. First, on November the 12th, for the football match-up against Cincinnati, we will hold two watching parties: one at out usual location of the Ragin Cajun, and another at Boondoggles in Clear Lake. We will collect Toys, and raffle off select items at these events in support of our Toys for Tots drive.
We will hold one final drive at the Thursday, Dec. 1st USF watching party. At this event we will present our collection to representatives of the United State Marine Corps, the sponsor of the nationwide Toys for Tots effort. So mark both dates on your calendar, and come out and support a great cause!!!
Join us Saturday March 5th, at 11am CST, at the Ragin Cajun on Westheimer and Gessner to watch our Mountaineers finish the regular season against the Louisville Cardinals. This will be the last game before the Big East Tournament, so come out and cheer on Bob Huggins’ team as they finish up the season!