More than 500 Tiger fans poured out into the streets of Manhattan last weekend and hit “Tiny Toomer’s” on 3rd Avenue after the SEC Championship. Many of them rolled one very loved tree.
This week the NYC Auburn Club, an alumni group in New York City, wants to try something different but also an Auburn fan staple: a Tiger Walk. The spin? It’s for Cam Newton, his guest* Coach Gene Chizik and President Jay Gogue as they head into the Best Buy Theater to pick up some Heisman hardware.
The 2010 Heisman award ceremony is taking place at the Best Buy Theater at 1515 Broadway this Saturday evening.
The alumni club has the university’s blessing for the NYC Heisman Tiger Walk, according to Micah Latter, the New York City club president.
“It’s going to be a really short walk, just like the Tiger Walk in Auburn, or the one they had at Alabama where they waiting for the bus and just cheered on the guys like a regular Tiger Walk,” Latter said. “That’s the idea we have in mind.
“People are bringing shakers, posters,” Latter said. “We’ll get there before him and coach will be there and we heard he’s bringing his four lineman [* as his guest] since he can’t bring his family. I’m expecting there won’t be time for him to stop and shake hands, but we’ll still be there to just be supporting.”
If you live along the East Coast (or, hell, want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to The City That Never Sleeps) you are certainly welcome to take part in the fun, according to Latter.
“We’ve gotten e-mails from people in D.C. who are coming up and the Philly chapter is sending people up and it’s going to be a good response,” she said. “It’s not necessarily a New York club thing; it’s just that this is awesome, and Cam’s going to be here, and we’re going to support him.”
Here’s the details/timeline from the club for this Saturday’s festivities:
5:15 p.m. EST — NYC Auburn Club members meet at Champs Sports at the corner of 42nd and 7th Ave in Times Square.
5:30 p.m. — Club members walk two blocks to the Best Buy Theater (1515 Broadway), where the Heisman ceremony takes place.
5:45-6ish p.m. — Cam, his guest(s), coach and President Gogue are expected to arrive for the 2010 Heisman ceremony.
Please join us for an “ALL IN” Tiger Walk and bring posters, shakers … whatever you feel is appropriate to show your Auburn pride and support.
After the Tiger Walk, club members can watch the Heisman at 8 p.m. at one of our two Heisman watch locations. A Times Square bar that is to be determined or Bar 515 (www.bar515.com) at 34th Street and 3rd Avenue.
Photo by Micah Latter.
UPDATE: Here are the latest details — including a map — on the Heisman Memorial Tiger Walk from Micah:
War Eagle Auburn New Yorkers!Just a reminder about tomorrow night. We have LOTS of details so please read in full and see attachments.Please join us this Saturday, 12/11 for a NYC Heisman Tiger Walk!**Also a HUGE thank you to Nicole Klein and the other fantastic Exec Board members who came together to organize this Tiger Walk! Thank you!!!**Here is the timeline for Saturday, 12/11
- 5:15pm – Meet at Champs Sports at the corner of 42nd and 7th Ave in Times Sq Then Club members walk 2 blocks to the Best Buy Theater (1515 Broadway), where the Heisman ceremony takes place.
- 5:30pm – TIGER WALK STARTS at 1515 Broadway – Best Buy Theater. PLEASE ARRIVE NO LATER THEN 5:30.
- 5:45-6ish – Cam, Coach and President Gogue are expected to arrive for the 2010 Heisman ceremony.Please see attached map showing exact locations and times.As the NY family comes together for this “ALL IN” Tiger Walk, please bring posters, shakers, Cammy Cam Juice…whatever you feel is appropriate to show your Auburn pride and support.After Tiger Walk – Heisman Watch Party – 6:30pm (Heisman starts at 8pm).After the Tiger Walk, club members can watch the Heisman at one of our two Heisman watch locations.Watch parties start at 6:30.Tonic Times Sq (near Heisman & Tiger Walk) – 727 7th Ave near 48th. Drink specials are attachedBar 515 (Auburn Club’s regular gameday bar) – 34th and 3rd aveWar Eagle!Cam for Heisman!Micah
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