Subject: Orange Connection
Good afternoon Orange Football Alumni,
I appreciate the participation on the June 30, 2020 Orange Zoom conference call, it was a pleasure making everyone’s acquaintance. As the Vice-President of SFC I am excited about the conversation, enthusiasm and interest in re-claiming your position and membership for our club.
Jim DaRin our current President has expressed his desire to take our club in a new and progressive direction, one which will begin to truly build and foster the SU Football brotherhood we all desire, however we cannot do it without all of your support.I outlined a brief agenda of our goals which include re-claiming and recruiting alumni from all decades regardless of what era you played here at SU.
Our commonality is the Orange & Blue, and we are interested in offering value to our members, establishing a mentoring/networking committee, a finance committee, and establishing regional chapters to better promote SU Football outside of the Syracuse area just to name a few initiatives. Finally, the ultimate success of our club is the foundation of having new members and new board members.
Many of you asked what you can do for the club, I suggest renewing your annual membership, lets bring all the Orange sub-groups together as one within the SFC, get involved with assisting the organization and activities of the club and continuing to offer your great ideas and vision for the future.
I am available for any questions anyone may have, I can be reached at the information below. I look forward to our continued discussions and having you guys come aboard. In the meantime please visit the new website at www.syracusefootballclub.com., there you can establish a profile for members only until the end of 2020, however renewing your membership now gets you uninterrupted access, plus if you’re interested in joining the board you must be a current paid member.
Warren S. Harvey
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To our Syracuse Football Club Family,
We acknowledge, the past few weeks have been devastating as we've endured the impact of COVID-19 on our Nation, while most recently, mourning the deaths Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and the protests against the racial injustices and inequalities in America.
There is a bright side, the visibility and exposure of these recent tragedies have provided an undeniable platform to invoke change. For decade these issues have not directly been addressed as a Nation, however they are now being acknowledged and supported across multiple platforms. We no longer can ignore the issues of injustice and systemic racism.
The steps towards progress include asking the right questions and acknowledging some hard truths. We must be willing to engage in uncomfortable conversations, validate lived hardships, and take action towards education and accountability.
The hard truth is that the Black community does not have enough equity to effect change alone. We must embrace and encourage allies to take action towards progress and right systemic wrongs.
So what can you do?
Recommend this approach:
1. Acknowledge the emotional pain the Black community has endured recently and systemically.
2. Speak up, speak out and offer support, use your voice as a platform to fight racism.
3. Educate yourself, research and ask questions about the historical context of racism. Let your Black friends and colleagues know that you care and want to learn.
4. Empathy is important for understanding, not judgment. Receive hard feedback with an objective ear.
5. Explore individual Mindsets. Think about how our Black members and former teammates may be feeling and ask probing questions to gain insight into the experiences they are having.
6. Be genuinely interested in building racial connections personally and professionally. None of this works without trust and teamwork on both sides.
7. Create an authentic and inclusive environment that welcomes diverse experiences and personal cohesion.
The time is now, for the Syracuse Football Club family to take a stand in living our nation’s pledge of “One Nation under God” and our Constitutional promise of “Liberty and Justice for All”. As Revered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reminds us, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Let us be reminded during these challenging times that we must remain empowered to use our voice, share our truths, and settle for nothing less than justice and change.
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4 weeks ago
Well said & Go Orange!
Go Orange & Happy Birthday, USA!
Unfortunately, see you in 2021 maybe.
So sad our poor country is in quite a mess and it doesn't look like it's gonna get better soon
Go Orange football. Can’t wait for the season. Let’s do this
Yes. The new Dome should have fireworks that shoot up off of the new ring truss. Get on that SU. Opening game at the new Ernie Davis Dome!
They will play this fall! Less or no fans..
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1 week ago
Hey Joe, member Syracuse at the dome a couple of years back, a dude in the crowd was called.the " dome dog".. big orange hat glasses and what not...?
Welcome my brother!! #Cusenation!!
Welcome to Syracuse! Happy you are joining us.
But can he shoot the 3 consistently?
Hopefully we get to see him this year
welcome to the orange I hope you ball out
Welcome to Syracuse!
Welcome! Go 🍊
Jake Ryan Harrington good add to the d line
Welcome my dude. This is a family and people here truly appreciate the efforts and sacrifices you young athletes endure. We respect you not only as a student athlete but as a person. You will always b in the family now!
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3 weeks ago
Thank you and to you . . .
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads who bleed orange ... including the coaches, apparently.
Happy Father’s Day to all Orange coaches
Happy Father’s Day to our many incredible, selfless Orange coaches who are amazing examples to their athletes and the kids in our community! 🧡!!!!
Happy Father's Day Coaches. 🍊
Mourning the loss of one of our own tonight. Pat Stark died today at the age of 90. Pat was the quarterback of our first bowl team in 1952. He later served as an assistant coach for the 1959 national championship squad. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pat's friends and family. He will be missed. #ForeverOrange 🧡 ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
We will miss him dearly. What a wonderful example of a life well lived. He was always so supportive of the young people in Rochester. A winner in all that he did. RIP Coach
Rest In Peace Coach. Thank you for all you did for me, and so many others.
I had the pleasure of knowing him and attending Syracuse football games with Pat, his wife and mutual friends. He was a class act. I'm sad to hear this.❤️🍊🏈🙏🏼🌹
He was a great player but I bet but now he is as the angels of heaven rest in peace brother will miss you
This was a very good friend of my family’s he was very instrumental in talking to my grandson Johnny about going to The University of Rochester playing football for them he had many talks with Johnny he was just a great example of what a role model should be for kids the world has lost wonderful man I know my family is going to miss him RIP Pat Stark 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Perhaps the kindest, most generous person I've ever met. My condolences to his family and all those mourning this loss
R.i.h mr pat stark. My sincere condolences to his family.
Prayers for his family.
Rest in peace Pat
I watched him play in old Archbold Stadium. Dottie Grover was with him then too.
I am very sad..... Pat was a beautiful man.... my dad loved him.... as did I!❤️🏈🍊🙏
Pat was the Quarterback at Syracuse Central High and I was a bench warmer on the team. I was a fan there and at SU. 🏈🏈🏈
Prayers going out to the family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
He was the QB at my first Cuse game.
Syracuse vs Alabama?
Cisco kid AWESOME player.
He will definitely be playing on Sundays.
Love watching this young man play! Go Andre!🍊
Congratulations Cisco! Let's go🍊!
This will be his last year I bet
He’ll be a first round pick
Darren Wells 👀
What?🤔 He’s the #1 safety?
Is there going to be a stadium to play in?
Pure baller since day one. Knock em dead kid!
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A Message From Jim DaRin-President
I am honored to be President of the Syracuse Football Club. As SU Football players, we all toiled on the field, in weight rooms and classrooms and have earned the right to be in the SFC Brotherhood. As the years pass, facilities, coaches and athletic personnel may change, but the one constant that unites us all is WE are part of the Brotherhood. No matter who we played for, how old we are, or any other life experiences, we share the common bond of SU Football. My goal as President is to build the SFC and bring all teams together, welcome in young players, encouage the older players to share life wisdom and stories and to always support one another. GO ORANGE!
The money raised today serves three purposes….to support our club initiatives, to support our members in need and to help improve the Syracuse Football Program.
The SFC consists of about 1200 members, 500 of whom actively participate and pay dues or make donations of time and/or money. Our major goal this year is to bring new value to all members of the club, both young and old, in hopes that more will want to participate and financially contribute to the clubs success.