“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
Zoltan the Space Emperor
I apologize for the New England-centric nature of this post, but I know there are a lot of Michigan alums out here who might find this fun.
A little more than 24 hours are left until Zoltan Mesko's ZoliOke! Zoltan, Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Jerod Mayo and others will be singing their lungs out in the name of donating to the Children's Hospital of Boston tomorrow night at The Royale. $50 (plus ticketmaster's usual bits) gets you a General Admission ticket, or $150 gets you one of the remaining VIP tickets*.
Additionally if you would simply like to donate, you can do so here:
For what it's worth, a general admission ticket will also get you into the general club scene afterwards. Zoltan has confirmed that the Celtics game will be on, and I'd bet the Stanley Cup game will also be playing somewhere in the building.
If you are willing to shell out for VIP tickets, I think they're kind of a bargain for the price. The take-home, according to a couple different sources:
- A chance to meet the performers/players
- An ominously titled "swag bag"
- Catered appetizers
- Open bar access (Hi Gisele, this one's on me.)
- Balcony access (I have no idea what this entails)
There will also be auctions with prizes such as signed footballs, and opportunities to sing with the players. If you have any other questions or want to work something out with the PR firm, I've found JoJo (Zoltan's rep for this event) to be very helpful. If nothing else, do it for the kids!
Space Emperor (of Space) Zoltan Mesko is taking up his other title, "philanthropist for mankind," in a fundraiser at The Royale for the Boston Children's Hospital on June 9th. Titled "ZoliOke," the fundraiser is described as a celebrity karaoke event with presumably New England Patriots players filling in the celebrity roles (those are the only celebs he has referred to on Twitter anyway). Apparently there will also be auctions at ZoliOke that will get you up on stage to sing along with them if you are the highest bidder.
If you're in the area and want to buy tickets, ticketmaster has them on sale for $50+ $6.50 surcharge:
If you aren't able to make it and still want to donate, he's also got a page set up so you can do that too:
likewise, if you're able and would like to be a sponsor, apparently The Goodwin Group is your point of contact.
or @TheGoodwinGroup on Twitter
I know it's not in the Michigan area, but I figured we should do what we can. After all, kids and their families who need help aren't just at Mott, and we are kind of pretty good at this fundraising thing.
Let's Go Blue!
I just pulled the trigger on a Michigan #41 home MESKO jersey. I'm excited to wear this jersey as a Michigan fan, as a Patriots fan, and as a citizen of the space empire that Zoltan rules over so benevolently.
Our favorite Space Emperor, Zoltan Mesko, has a fundraiser for cancer on EBay. Coffee with Coach Hoke is the reward to the highest bidder. Maybe an MGo member is feeling the need to donate to a good cause, grab a cup of Joe, and report back to us on one to one time spent with the man who makes a lot of points.
Sharing to support Zoltan but more importantly to support cancer patients.
Clearly a typo on the NFL Channel ticker: It said that he benched 225 lbs only 16 times. I think they put that because the broadcast format doesn't allow for exponents or only has spacers for 2 digits.