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Norfolk Sports Club Jamboree Preview

Norfolk Sports Club Jamboree Preview


>>>WELCOME TO NORFOLK
PERSPECTIVES. I GOT A GREAT CREW RIGHT HERE ON
THE SOFA, SO I’M GOING TO SIT BACK AND LET THEM TALK TO EACH
OTHER. GEORGE BRYCE BURTON, THE 2015
PRESIDENT OF THE NORFOLK SPORTS CLUB.
>>THANK YOU.>>HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE ON THE
SOFA WITH THESE GUYS?>>GOOD COMPANY I’VE GOT SITTING
NEXT TO ME.>>I KNOW.
THEY’VE BEEN CALLED AKINDS OF NAMES, ALUM, BUT TODAY IT’S PAST
PRESIDENT, RIGHT?>>RIGHT.
>>JACK ANKERSON, 2000 –>>SEVEN.
>>2007, PAST PRESIDENT OF THE NORFOLK SPORTS CLUB AND YOU’RE
KNOWN FOR ATHLETICS ALL OVER THE AREA ANYWAY, RIGHT?
>>WELL, MAYBE THE VOICE.>>I WAS GOING TO SAY.
>>AS OPPOSED TO MAYBE KNOW WHO I AM, BUT THE VOICE IS HEARD
SEVERAL DIFFERENT PLACES.>>AND I’M JEALOUS OF THAT VOICE
EVERY TIME I SIT IN THIS CHAIR AND A LITTLE INTIMIDATED THAT
YOU’RE HERE. I GOT TO TELL YOU.
>>IT’S GREAT TO BE HERE, BOB. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A WONDERFUL
EVENT, SO IT’S GREAT TO BE HERE.>>AND THEN MARTY MILLER, PAST
PRESIDENT OF THE NORFOLK SPORTS CLUB FOR 2000 —
>>11.>>I’M JUST CHECKING TO SEE IF
YOU GUYS KNOW WHEN YOU WERE HERE.
THAT’S GOOD. A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW YOU FROM A
SPORTS TEAM ALREADY.>>YES.
>>THE SPARTANS.>>ATHLETIC DIRECTOR ON THE
NORFOLK STATE.>>YES, THE MIGHTY SPARTANS.
>>HAVING A GOOD SEASON?>>VERY GOOD SEASON.
>>YOU HAPPY WITH BASKETBALL?>>THUS FAR!
THE SEASON IS NOT OVER YET.>>THUS FAR?
SO EVERY DAY IS A NEW DAY, NEW GAME.
>>YES, IT IS.>>GOOD SLOW.
NOW, GEORGE, HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH THESE GUYS THEN?
>>I’VE ABOUTS IN SPORTS ALL MY LIFE AND MY DAD WAS A PAST
PRESIDENT AS WELL OF THE NORFOLK SPORTS CLUB, SO HE BROUGHT ME IN
ABOUT EIGHT, TEN YEARS AGO.>>I UNDERSTAND THESE GUYS, BUT
YOU’RE WITH A LUMBER COMPANY.>>RIGHT.
>>SO HOW IS THE TIE-IN THERE?>>MY DAD IS ACTUALLY AN ACC
FOOTBALL OFFICIAL, HE’S DONE THAT ALMOST 40 YEARS, SO HE’S
BILLING INTO SPORTS — BIG INTO SPORTS AND I’VE ALWAYS FOLLOWED
SPORTS MYSELF.>>SO HE HE’S ALWAYS RIGHT?
>>NO.>>WHY ARE YOU GUYS HERE?
YOU HAVE A BIG JAMBOREE COMING UP.
>>THE JAMBOREE IS A CELEBRATION OF SPORTS.
IT’S BEEN GOING ON FOR 70 YEARS NOW.
WE BRING IN TOP ATHLETES, OUR COACHES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY
TO COME IN AND JUST HELP US CELEBRATE THE LOCAL STUDENT
ATHLETES AND COLLEGIATE ATHLETES THAT WE HONOR EVERY YEAR, THAT
WE PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THEM TO GO TO COLLEGE, SO THAT’S —
THIS IS OUR BIG EVENT THAT WE GET TO CELEBRATE THAT EACH YEAR.
>>OKAY. NOW, JACK, YOU GOT A BIG GUY
COMING IN.>>WE REALLY DO, BOB.
THE COACH OF THE FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLE FOOTBALL TEAM, YOU
KNOW.>>YEAH, THEY — YEAH!
>>THEY WERE IN THAT FINAL FOUR.>>I REMEMBER THAT, YEAH.
>>JIMBO FISHER BEEN HERE AND TELLING US, GOLLY, WHO KNOWS
WHAT. ALL ABOUT THE SEMINOLES, I
SUSPECT, AND MAYBE THE PLAYOFF SYSTEM IN FOOTBALL.
THERE’S PROBABLY A LOT OF THINGS HE CAN TALK ABOUT.
>>THERE’S A FEW PROBABLY OPINIONS AROUND THE TABLE THAT
MIGHT BE SHARED TOO?>>OH, I WOULD CERTAINLY THINK
SO. I MEAN, I CAN’T IMAGINE YOU
BRINGING A GUY LIKE THAT WITHOUT SOME OPINIONS BEING SHARED ONE
WAY OR ANOTHER.>>OKAY.
MARTY, HOW DOES IT FEEL TO SIT AT A TABLE WITH PEOPLE HAVING
OPINIONS ABOUT SOME OTHER TEAM? OR DO THEY HAVE OPINIONS ABOUT
OTHER TEAMS WHEN YOU’RE AT THE TABLE WITH THEM?
>>YES, THEY DO, AND IT’S GOOD TO HEAR BECAUSE YOU TAKE IN
THOSE OPINIONS AND SEE HOW YOU EVALUATE THEM BECAUSE YOU MAY BE
ABLE TO PICK UP A POINT OR TWO, SO YOU DON’T TAKE ANYTHING FOR
GRANTED IN THIS BUSINESS.>>NOW, HOW DOES ONE GET TO GO
TO THIS DINNER?>>EASILY BY PURCHASING A
TICKET.>>THERE WE GO.
>>SEE HOW THAT WORKS?>>YEAH.
>>IT’S AMAZING. MONDAY, MARCH THE 2nd.
>>SO OPINIONS ARE FREE?>>OPINIONS ARE FREE.
>>BUT DINNER IS GOING TO COST YOU.
>>BUT DINNER IS GOING TO COST YOU, BUT IT IS MONDAY, MARCH THE
2nd, AT THE MARRIOTT HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN NORFOLK, AND THE
TICKETS ARE $85 APIECE OR GET A TABLE OF TEN FOR 800, DEEPLY
DISCOUNTED PRICE FOR A TABLE OF TEN.
>>I KNOW WE’RE ALL REALLY GOOD AT MATH.
THAT IS A GOOD DISCOUNT.>>YES.
>>WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CLUB?
>>THE CLUB BASICALLY, LIKE I WAS SAYING, IS TO CELEBRATE
STUDENT ATHLETES IN OUR AREA, IN THE STATE, AS WELL AS RAISE
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS TO SEND STUDENTS WHO CAN’T QUITE AFFORD
TO GO TO COLLEGE ON THEIR OWN, TO KIND OF HELP SUPPLEMENT WHAT
THEY HAVE — AND JUST GIVE THEM A BACKING FOR PLAYING SPORTS IN
HIGH SCHOOL. MOST OF THEM DON’T GO ON TO PLAY
SPORTS IN COLLEGE.>>RIGHT.
>>BUT JUST THE TIME THEY TOOK WHILE THEY WERE HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENTS, WE TRY TO HONOR THAT AND IF THEY HAVE A NEED AND IT
FITS, THAT’S — WE GIVE THEM SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THAT.
>>AND ANOTHER FLIP SIDE YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT.
>>YEAH, THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST SPORTS CLUBS IN
AMERICA, VERY WELL KNOWN AND IT’S REALLY COME TO LIGHT, BUT
THE THING ABOUT IT IS WE REALLY PROMOTE ATHLETICS IN THIS AREA
AND WE DO IT ON ALL LEVELS, AND I THINK IT’S A GREAT ENHANCEMENT
FOR THIS COMMUNITY BECAUSE WE BRING IN SOME TREMENDOUS
SPEAKERS, SOME OUTSTANDING SUPERSTARS WHO HAVE BEEN IN THE
BUSINESS, AND TO GIVE OUR LOCAL STUDENT ATHLETES AN OPPORTUNITY
TO TALK AND TO SOCIALIZE WITH SOME OF THESE GREAT ATHLETES.
>>I KNOW A LOT OF SPORTS, IT’S ABOUT BEING ON THE FIELD, BUT
ONE OF THE MESSAGES YOU’VE BROUGHT TO ME ON THIS SHOW,
MARTY, IS IT’S ALSO BUILDING THE CHARACTER AND BUILDING THE FULL
PERSON, SO EXPOSURE TO SOMEBODY LIKE JIMBO IS VERY IMPORTANT
WHEN IT COMES TO BUILDING CHARACTER.
>>NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT. AS I SAID, BRYCE HAS ALLUDED TO
AND MARTY MENTIONED, THE SPORTS CLUB AS MULTIFACETED TYPE
ORGANIZATION BECAUSE IN ADDITION TO THE SPEAKERS WE BRING IN,
WHICH IS TWICE A MONTH, WE HAVE LUNCHES AND WE BRING IN
SPEAKERS, THE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION WHICH WE TALKED ABOUT
SCHOLARSHIPS, AND THEN AWARDING AND REWARDING, SO TO SPEAK, HIGH
SCHOOL ATHLETES AND COLLEGE ATHLETES, SO IT’S A MULTIFACETED
ALL THE WAY AROUND AND IT COVERS ALL THE BASES.
>>IT’S SO COOL AND JUST THE CHEMISTRY WITH THE KID COMING
UP, BEING ABLE TO BE WITH SOMEONE.
SO TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE?>>ONLINE OR CALL OUR OFFICE AT
THE NORFOLKSPORTSCLUB.COM. JUST BUY THEM RIGHT THERE
ONLINE.>>HOW MANY ARE YOU HOPING FOR?
>>WE’RE SHOOTING FOR 500.>>OKAY, HERE WE GO.
MARTY, HOW MANY PEOPLE?>>WE WANT TO BRING AT LEAST
550.>>THAT’S THE CLOSEST I’VE EVER
HEARD HIM COME TO A PREDICTION.>>YOU KNOW WHY I CAN PREDICT
THAT?>>WHY?
>>IT WON’T BE MY FAULT IF WE DON’T HIT IT, IT WILL BE THE
PRESIDENT.>>OKAY, I HAVE A QUESTION.
HOME GAME ADVANTAGE HERE?>>I WON’T SAY A HOME GAME
ADVANTAGE BECAUSE WE DON’T PLAY OUR HOME GAMES IN SCOPE, BUT
HOME CITY.>>CHECK A PREDICTION ON THAT.
>>I’M GOING TO ASK MY NEXT GUEST WHAT SHE THINKS.
OKAY, TAKES A LOT. GOT TO GO TO THE JAMBOREE AND ON
THE WAY, STOP BY THE D’ART CENTER.
STAY TUNED.

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