Tickets for the 2017 induction ceremony for the North Texas Athletics Hall of Fame, to be held Sept. 22, are now on sale.
The induction of the 2017 class, consisting of Darrell Dickey (football), Josh White (men's basketball), Kendall Juett (soccer), Paul Draper (football), Ramona Black (women's basketball) and Don and Patty Lovelace (Fred McCain honorees), will be held in Apogee Stadium's HUB Club at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22. Doors will open at 5:30.
Active members of the North Texas Letterwinners Association can get for one free ticket to the induction. Additional tickets are $20 each or $150 for a table of eight.
Tickets can be purchased online or by phone at 940-565-2527 or 800-868-2366. Active members of the Letterwinners Association need to call the ticket office for their free ticket.
Until the NTLA can hold its first election, the association is launching with an initial board of directors. Lance White will serve as president of the NTLA for the first year, and 15 members will serve as at-large directors representing 12 sports. Visit the officers page to see the full slate of directors.
The NTLA's first election is tentatively scheduled for November 2017, with a specific date and time to be determined.
The association is running a membership drive that concludes Sept. 23. Letterwinners who register online by Sept. 23 will receive a $10 concessions voucher good for the 2017-18 regular season in any sport.
Members who refer friends/former teammates to join by Sept. 23 earn rewards. The new member can register via the online registration page and simply enter the name of the person who referred them in the comments box. Five referrals earns one parking pass to the Red/Blue parking lot for football games; 10 referrals earns Letterwinners Association/MeanGreenForLife branded apparel; and 20 referrals earns a lunch with the director of athletics.
Information on the annual meeting will be posted on this page.
The agenda for the inaugural meeting will be posted on this page.
We have enjoyed tremendous response and a few good questions since the launch of our Letterwinners Association website, meangreenforlife.com, on Monday, August 7. As I am now charged with increasing and enhancing membership in this important organization, I thought it appropriate to touch on a few items.
First, a great deal of credit for this revamping of the constitution, the development of an improved board structure and commitment to the overhaul of the organization goes to Jared Mosley, our chief operating officer and Associate Vice President. His experience at Abilene Christian University and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame helped create wonderful new templates for our use, not to mention Jared’s attention to detail as we worked through the prevailing wants and desires of our membership.
The design work for the new Mean Green For Life decals and business cards, which will be produced later this month, is a credit to new staffer, Brett Gemas, who is busy helping brand all things Mean Green. His handiwork is all over social media as you follow our sports on Twitter and Snap Chat as well as printed materials.
Major kudos belong to UNT alum, David Pyke, who designed and built meangreenforlife.com.
Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge and thank Reggie Johnson from our Athletic Department Development Staff. In addition to his development initiatives, Reggie continues to be a valuable conduit to the Letterwinners Association. His past involvement and understanding has been a great resource to me personally and his continued involvement will be critical. Reggie and I are working on several important events for you to be aware of:
We urge you to continue visiting meangreenforlife.com, as well as meangreensports.com, to stay on top of breaking news and information for all letterwinners. We are also committed to moving information via the social highway and the good, old fashioned U.S. Postal Service. There are divergent demographics to serve in the Association, and we realize that reaching everyone takes many different angles.
My goal is to be as responsive as I can to all former student-athletes, coaches, managers and trainers. Concise emails with a way to reach you are always the best as my other duties in the department often keep me away from my desk. And, after all these years, most of Denton County has my cell number, so it tends to fill up on a home game week.
But you are the folks that make it happen for people like me. This will be my 23rd season with the Mean Green coming up, so there’s no doubt I watched a bunch of you compete at North Texas. Let’s work together to make the Association grow and flourish. Thanks, and Go Mean Green!
If you have any questions about the Letterwinners Association, please contact Hank Dickenson at 940-565-3339 or by email at Hank.Dickenson@unt.edu.
To access Letterwinners Association ticket benefits, such as discounted game tickets or Letterwinners event tickets, call the North Texas Ticket Office at 940-565-2527 or email@example.com.
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