Who is Occidental College’s most famous graduate?
If you said, “President Barack Obama,” you’re wrong!
Mr. Obama only started at Occidental before transferring to Columbia and graduation with the class of 1983.
The real answer to the above question is, “Jack Kemp.”
And Kemp was honored today on the Occidental campus where he was once a star quarterback.
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Another nice cause Columbia fans should know about is the Maccabi USA Basketball fundraiser on May 10th.
Here is a lot more info about it from Columbia’s Associate Athletics Director for Sports Marketing, and a good friend, Barry Neuberger:
With less than two weeks to go, we are close to a full house for our May 10th Maccabi USA Basketball fund raiser with Bruce Beck at the Café at Fairway Market. We look forward to seeing those that are attending, and for those of you unable to attend and who would still like to participate, you can now bid on any of the items listed below. To place a bid, simply reply to me (only, not to all) and we will include your bid in the process. Some of the featured items include:
FOR NBA FANS: You and 3 buddies may want to attend the upcoming NBA Draft as a VIP guest of the NBA office or bid on a signed ball by all players who participated in this season's Rookie All Star Game (including John Wall and Blake Griffin).
FOR COLLEGE HOOP FANS: Spend the day with ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla at a Big East Game that he will broadcast, get a behind the scenes tour with Fran, and get 2 tickets for the game.
FOR NFL FANS: How about spending a Sunday afternoon at the CBS Sports studios with Boomer Esiason and the NFL Today crew
FOR GOLFERS: Play at one of America's newest and most exclusive courses, Liberty National, the site of the upcoming FedEx Cup or play at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club or Farmstead CC.
FOR RANGERS FANS: You can bid to be Kenny Albert's guest at the game of your choice and meet with Kenny and his broadcast partner before the game.
FOR MEMORABILIA COLLECTORS: You can bid on a personalized jersey from Darrelle Revis, and autographed items from Cal Ripken, Boomer Esiason and Howie Long.
Here is the complete list of items:
Golf Foursome, lunch and 1 caddy at Liberty National Golf Course. Minimum bid TBD.
An evening with Kenny Albert at the NY Rangers Game of your choice. Will include 2 seats to the game and pregame visit in the broadcast booth with Kenny. Minimum bid $200
A Big East Game Day with Fran Fraschilla. The game of your choice that Fran will be doing at MSG, UCONN, Villanova, etc., you and a guest to meet with Fran, tour the ESPN set up, and includes tickets to the game. Minimum bid $250
Memorabilia: Autographed bat from Cal Ripken, autographed football from Phil Simms, autographed mini helmets from Howie and Chris Long and 2 New York Jets Game jerseys autographed (to you) by Darrelle Revis.
CBS NFL Game Day with Boomer Esiason- 4 guests to spend a Sunday at the CBS NFL Studio as Boomer Esiason’s guest. Minimum bid TBD.
NBA Draft VIP package. 4 passes to the NBA Draft at the Prudential Center in Newark. Includes pre draft dinner reception. Minimum Bid $200
Autographed Game Ball from the NBA Rookie Game at the 2011 All Star game. Minimum bid $100
2 Tickets Friday June 24th Yankees – Colorado Rockies Game- Section 128 Row 7 seats 5 and 6. Face value $110 per ticket. Minimum Bid $150
2 Tickets Friday June 24th Yankees – Colorado Rockies Game- Section 128 Row 7 seats 7 and 8. Face value $110 per ticket. Minimum bid $150
2 Tickets Thursday June 16th 1 PM Yankees-Texas Rangers Sec. 115 Row 28 Seats 11 and 12 Face Value $275 per ticket. Minimum bid $400
4 Mets Field level seats for any weekday home game in June. Face Value $320 (based on seat selection). Minimum Bid $250
2 Tickets to the game of your choice for a NY Giants home football game in 2011, not including Dallas, Section 129 Row 27 seats 29 and 30. Face value $125 per seat, also includes parking pass $25. Minimum bid $250
2 Tickets to the game of your choice for a NY Jets home football game in 2011, Section 134 Row 13 Seats1 and 2 Face value $125. Minimum bid. $250
2 Tickets to the game of your choice for a NY Jets home football game in 2011, Club level seats Section 134 Row 13 Seats 3 and 4 Face value $125. Minimum bid $250
4 Tickets to the Rutgers Football home game against either West Virginia or Pittsburgh for upcoming season Face Value $160. Minimum bid $100
XL Yankee On-Field G III Team Jacket. Manufacturer’s Suggested Price $100. Minimum bid $75
$250 Gift Certificate for Paragon’s Sporting Goods, NYC. Minimum bid $200
4 Pairs of shoes from Clarkes- Minimum bid $150
New Balance Family Pack- 5 pairs of shoes from New Balance- Minimum bid $150
2 Chocolate Lovers Dream Packages- Metro Candy 5 Boxes from Joyva, Jelly rings, Halavah, Vanilla Marshmellow Twists, Cherry Marshmellow Twists, Sesame Crunch. 24 units per box, 120 total units, Manufacturer’s Suggested Price $240 Minimum bid $100
Golf Foursome at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, Bedminster, NJ. Minimum bid $375
Golf Foursome at Farmstead Country Club, Lafayette, NJ. Minimum bid $200
New York City Get –A-Way. 2 complimentary nights at the Beacon Hotel, Broadway and 75th and dinner certificate for $100 at The Mermaid Inn (88th and Amsterdam). Minimum bid $250
$100 gift certificate at Carmine’s Restaurant. Minimum Bid $75
A Teenager’s Dream. 6 VIP Passes to the MTV daily show “Seven”. Filmed live at Times Square. This MTV daily show features the 7 most important events in the world of entertainment; the live audience is 16 to 26 years only. Minimum bid $200.
6 seats to the game of your choice at any Sommerset Patriots (NJ) home baseball game. Minimum Bid $100