Archive for April, 2009

My Bad Birds

Posted: April 23, 2009 in Nitegator
Last week I purchased a bird feeder, I got tired of throwing seeds out, so I decided a nice feeder will hold the seeds a few days plus I can watch the birds dance while feeding. I figured right this time, my bad birds ate all day. I put the feeder up Monday, filled the container with gourmet bird seeds, and by Tuesday evening the container was empty.

They didn’t eat the food, they pecked the seeds out, and ate from the ground. Thursday I filled the container with around an inch of seeds, the seeds were gone in three hours. Nothing like my Humming Birds, their food last a week.

Ida Ballard Simon. September 15, 1949 – May 22, 2004

The Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Scholarship Fund committee requests your support of the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament which will tee-off at 8:00 am on Saturday – April 25, 2009 at the Riverside-King Golf Course Memphis, Tennessee

The goal of this event is to raise scholarship funds that will assist eligible graduating seniors of Memphis city Public schools attend Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri (Ida’s Undergraduate College Alma Mater). The fundraiser will enable students to pursue a higher education from Lincoln University. Once this fund becomes endowed, a 4-year scholarship to Lincoln University -Jefferson City, Missouri will become available to eligible students(s). This fund has been established by the siblings of Ida Ballard Simon and will be administered by the Lincoln University Foundation, Inc.

Beginning May 2009, Annual Book Scholarships (up to $500.00 annually) will be available to eligible graduating seniors of Memphis City Public Schools that have accepted an offer to attend any Historical black College or University (HBCU)

We realize that these are trying economic times and we welcome you to join our mission to support the higher education of Memphis city Public Schools Students by becoming a sponsor or by purchasing space in the 2009 Souvenir Booklet

Requested pledges are:
Sponsorship Opportunities
Platinum Sponsor $1000.00
Gold Sponsor $500.00
Silver Sponsor $400.00
Bronze Sponsor $300.00
4 Player Team $200.00
VIP Sponsor $100.00

Patron/Advisement In Souvenir Booklet:
Full Page $50.00
Half Page $25.00
1/3 Page $20.00
1/4 Page $15.00
Patron (adult) $10.00
Patron (children) $5.00

Online Donations can be made via Pay Pail @http://ballardfamilysite.org/golf.htm
-or-
Donation can be mailed to :
Ida Ballard Simon Scholarship Fund
P. O. Box 770113
Memphis, Tennessee 38177

Thank you in advance for your support!
Cheryl Ballard
Event Coordinator
901-292-7630 or e-mail cheryl01@bellsouth.net

LITTLE ROCK GOLF TOURNAMENT

Posted: April 15, 2009 in Nitegator
PRO-DUFFERS of LITTLE ROCK 18TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
To Benefitting: The Arkansas Foundation for Sickle Cell Support

FRIDAY MAY 22, 2009 (On you own)
SATURDAY MAY 23, 2009 ( Shotgun 1:30 p.m.)
SUNDAY MAY 24, 2009 (Shotgun 9:0 0 a.m.)

STONELINKS GOLF COURSE

TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS
110 Hwy 391 N. 945-0945
HEADQUARTERS HOLIDAY INN AIRPORT (501) 490-0137
3201 BANKHEAD DR. SUITE 440
Room Rates $94.00 per Night Single/Double

Schedule of Events
36 Holes Medal Play (Individual)
Four (4) Flights
Ladies Minimum 6 Entries
Pairing Reception / Hospitality
Sat. May 23, 2009 7:00 pm -11:30 pm
Registration Information
120 Players Limit in Advance
Entry Fee $135.00 for both days .
Includes Carts and Green fee both days
Early Entry Fee $120.00 Must be Received Before.
Deadline May 11, 2009
Lunch will be provided by the Sick Cell Support Group.

Mail entry form to:
Lee Jeffery
8305 Edmar Pl
NLR, AR 72117-15 76
(501) 240-5376

President: William Cochran (501) 960-3208
Tournament Director Kevin Howard (501) 529-4223
Assistant Tournament Direct or Harold Banks (501) 347-6720

John Calipari had four years left on his deal at the University of Memphis. Some will miss Calipari, other will not. Being that Memphis is a basketball city, I’m leaning that most will. When you take a look at Kentucky’s offer, would you have made the same decision? I’m sure many will argue that ‘money was not the issue.’ yeah RIGHT! I wonder how long Calipari thought about the offer the University of Kentucky made in this eight-year, $31.65 million agreement. Here is a summary of Calipari’s contract:

Base Salary
March 31, 2009 - March 30, 2010 $400,000
March 31, 2010 - March 30, 2011 $400,000
March 31, 2011 - March 30, 2012 $400,000
March 31, 2012 - March 30, 2013 $400,000
March 31, 2013 - March 30, 2014 $400,000
March 31, 2014 - March 30, 2015 $400,000
March 31, 2015 - March 30, 2016 $400,000
March 31, 2016 - March 30, 2017 $400,000

Broadcast and endorsement
March 31, 2009 - March 30, 2010 $3.3 million
March 31, 2010 - March 30, 2011 $3.4 million
March 31, 2011 - March 30, 2012 $3.4 million
March 31, 2012 - March 30, 2013 $3.4 million
March 31, 2013 - March 30, 2014 $3.4 million
March 31, 2014 - March 30, 2015 $2.85 million
March 31, 2015 - March 30, 2016 $2.85 million
March 31, 2016 - March 30, 2017 $2.85 million

Incentives (cumulative)
SEC Regular Season Champion $50,000
SEC Tournament Champion $50,000
Qualify for NCAA Final 16 $100,000
Qualify for NCAA Final Four $175,000
Win NCAA Title $375,000
Achieve.950 Academic
Progress Rate in any year $50,000
Graduate 75 percent each year $50,000

Retention Incentive
(Calipari receives this bonus if he is still coaching the team
on this date.)
March 31, 2014 $750,000
March 31, 2015 $1 million
March 31, 2016 $1.25 million

University Contribution to Retirement
March 31, 2009 - March 30, 2010 $40,000
March 31, 2010 - March 30, 2011 $40,000
March 31, 2011 - March 30, 2012 $40,000
March 31, 2012 - March 30, 2013 $40,000
March 31, 2013 - March 30, 2014 $40,000
March 31, 2014 - March 30, 2015 $40,000
March 31, 2015 - March 30, 2016 $40,000
March 31, 2016 - March 30, 2017 $40,000

What Calipari Owes the School if he Quits
March 31, 2009 - March 30, 2010 $3 million
March 31, 2010 - March 30, 2011 $2 million
March 31, 2011 - March 30, 2012 $1 million
March 31, 2012 - March 30, 2013 $500,000

If Calipari is fired before the deal runs out in 2017, he would be owed $3 million annually for the remainder of the contract. He may also may earn as much as $750,000 in bonuses for winning the Southeastern Conference title and National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament championship. The university contributes $40,000 annually to his retirement account, provides him two cars, a golf club membership and 20 days paid vacation.
After viewing the figures, I would say Calipari thought about this within a heartbeat, I don’t see him in Memphis anymore, do you?

The Orlando Chapter

Posted: April 2, 2009 in Nitegator

Duffers, I don’t know if you have noticed this or not, We have another chapter added to the Pro Duffers organization. This is the Orlando Chapter. The members are: Robert Biggers, Kenneth Bradshaw, Zean Clayton, Carl Evans, Tony Hayes, Charles Henderson, John Hopkins, Norris Horton, A. J. John, Milton Jordan. John McGee, Ellis Reynolds, Jimmy Simmons, Clark Smith. William Smith, Otis Windham. George Johnson, Ernest Jones. Gentlemen the Memphis Chapter welcome you, and look to see you soon.