Florida Citrus Sports held its annual celebration extraordinaire – RBC Bank Feast on the 50 — last night at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium and saw a crowd of 2,127 come out and enjoy a night of food, drinks, fun, fireworks and school spirit.
Alumni tents, food vendors, two beer trucks, a Tiki Bar (by City Beverages) and interactive games for the kids were all a part of the fun.
At RBC Bank Feast on the 50, the winners of this year’s inaugural Membership Drive were announced. Team Razorback, captained by Leah Latch, was the only team to have each of their nine members successfully refer new members to FCSports, but this year’s champion was Pat Connors’ Team Bulls. The team celebrated with champagne and was awarded championship gear, a trophy and a $200 shopping spree at Best Buy. The finalists for the 2008 Membership Drive Most Valuable Player were Latch, Michael Weinberg, John Lazenby and Connors with Weinberg pulling down the honor after helping sell eight memberships (which accounted for 116 tickets).
This year’s award for the top alumni tent went to the fans from Ole Miss while Bethune-Cookman University was awarded “Most Spirit.” Charlie Miller, Bill Becker, Lisa Keating and Ron Patterson all served as judges. In the prize drawing, member Doug Woodman won an iPhone as did new members who joined at Feast Kathryn Stuart, Monica Prince and Jen Gatto. A final new member who joined last night — Michael Smarrito — went home with a 50-inch plasma television while Jack Commander won a GPS system for his car.
This year’s event featured six caterers — the most ever at “the Feast” – and drinks from City Beverages and Coca Cola. Collins Catering, Arthur’s, Honey Baked Ham, Port-a-Pit BarBQ, Pizza Hut and Hooters all kept people happy while the festivities took place.
The evening closed with the FCSportstacular fireworks show, which can be seen along with other pictures from the night by clicking on the “Photo Album” link at the top.
FCSports would like to thank title sponsor RBC Bank as well as City Beverages and Coca Cola for their support.