Also, water is wet.
Attended the event for Zoltan's charity at Professor Thoms.
Upon entering, Zoltan immediately introduces himself and offers to buy me a beer. Nicest guy, happy to talk with everyone there, took photos with whomever asked (including the one below) and signed autographs all around as well. Yes, I was a bit of a giddy school girl.
I also asked how he was enjoying Cinci and he just mentioned how he'd soon be a free agent.
Great envoronment to watch the game, and am proud to have such an amazing representative of our university.
(I originally had a Bell's of course, but my friend bought me the BL afterward. I also offered to buy Zoltan a beer to return the favor but he politely declined)
New England Area MGoBloggers,
Tickets are now on sale for our second annual charity celebrity karaoke event, Zolioke 2013! Visit our Ticketmaster page to order yours today: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004A72D37FB923
Please see the bottom of this post for more details on the event. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me directly at [email protected]. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or have any contacts for interested sponsors we would love to hear from you.
All proceeds from this year's event will benefit selected partnering children's hospitals (names to be publically announced shortly). We can't thank the MGoBlog community and University of Michigan Football fans enough for everyone's continued support as the Zoltan Mesko Foundation continues to grow every day. Your dedication to Zoltan's career and pursuits off the field further prove why Michigan is a special place.
Thanks again and Go Blue!
Tim North | Executive Director | Zoltan Mesko Foundation
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/546507008714398
Please join us for our second annual celebrity karaoke event, "Zolioke 2013 Presented by Zoltan Mesko Foundation." All proceeds from Zolioke 2013 benefit the Zoltan Mesko Foundation and its partner children's hospitals (specific names and details TBA in upcoming weeks).
June 8, 2013, 7:00-10:00pm EDT
Royale Boston Nightclub
279 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02116
Media coverage from Zolioke 2012
• Zolioke 2012 Kick-Off at Boston Children's Hospital: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e__p3Sx5Q_w
• WAAF Boston at Zolioke 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgIJHWa340M
• NESN at Zolioke 2012: http://www.youtube.com/
Tim North here from Zoltan Mesko Foundation. I wanted to let you all know that we just announced details for ZoliOke 2013 for June 8, 7-10pm at Royale (Boston, MA). We are still going through some of the legal work before we can release the partnering children's hopsitals that we will be benfitting, but we will be announcing shortly via our social media (as well as an update on this thread). I know that many of you will not be able to attend the event, but if you would still like to make a donation to Zoltan Mesko Foundation I have provided a link below.
Thanks again to our outstanding Michigan community for your ongoing support, and please do not hesitate to post questions or e-mail me directly: [email protected]
Zoltan's YouTube announcement for Zolioke 2013 Presented by Zoltan Mesko Foundation: http://youtu.be/xdlZsxjlsjA
What: Zolioke 2013 Presented by Zoltan Mesko Foundation
Where: Royale Boston Nightclub, 279 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02116 (http://royaleboston.com/)
When: 7:00-10:00pm EDT, June 8, 2013
Why: Benefiting Zoltan Mesko Foundation partner children's hospitals. Details TBA in coming weeks.
** Tickets pricing and link TBA this week **
Zoltan Mesko Foundation on the web
• Website: www.zoltanmeskofoundation.org (under construction, will be online by 3/1)
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZoltanMeskoFoundation
• Twitter: www.twitter.com/ZoltanMeskoFDN
• LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/zoltan-mesko-foundation
• Instagram: http://instagram.com/zoltanmeskofdn
• Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/118101959221879188307
• YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ZoltanMeskoFDN
• Causes: www.causes.com/causes/797542-zoltan-mesko-foundation
Donate to Zoltan Mesko Foundation: https://www.sagepayments.net/eftcart/forms/donate.asp?M_id=466273987379
Zoltan Mesko Foundation EIN: 45-5191838
"The NFL Players Association annually recognizes players who go above and beyond to perform community service in their team cities and hometowns.
The Byron “Whizzer” White Award is the highest honor the NFLPA can bestow on a player. The award was established by the professional football players of America to acknowledge a debt of gratitude to one of their own, Supreme Court Justice Byron Raymond “Whizzer” White—scholar, athlete, patriot, humanitarian and public servant. The NFLPA presents this prestigious annual award to the player that is just as dedicated off the field as he is on the field.
During annual NFLPA locker room meetings, players selected teammates to receive NFLPA PULSE Awards for their outstanding work in the community. These winners were invited to submit applications for the Byron “Whizzer” White Award and received monetary donations for their foundations or a charity of their choice.
A panel of peers will select five finalists from the pool of PULSE winners. All finalists will receive additional charity donations and one will be named the 2013 Byron “Whizzer” White Award winner and receive an additional $100,000 for his charity. The 2013 Byron “Whizzer” White judging panel includes – Mike Florio (Pro Football Talk), Jim Trotter (Sports Illustrated), Richard Trumka (President, AFL-CIO) and Brian Waters (Pro Player Insiders). The winner will be announced at the NFLPA’s State of the Union press conference at the Super Bowl media center in New Orleans."
Tim North here with an update from the Zoltan Mesko Foundation. I posted in October about the Celebrities for Charity x Zoltan Mesko Foundation "London Ticket Raffle" we were promoting at the time to raise inital funds for our new foundation. I am happy to report that from the revenue we raised we have recently donated $5000 to Hasbro Children's Hopspital (link below) and another $5000 to Boston Children's Hopsital. All the proceeds go towards efforts to help brighten the holidays for the patients and their families during a difficult time. Please visit the link below for more info (I will be updating a link to the Boston Children's Hospital release when it is availible.)
In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, we have reached out to foundations that support the community of Newton, CT and are currently in the process of making a donation. I will provide more information when I know more...
I know that a few MGoBlog members had specific questions in regards to the foundations and causes we are focused on supporting, and I hope this helps to give a more clear direction of where we will be headed in the future. Again, we can't thank enough for all of your support and we encourage you to "like" us on Facebook for updates on Zoltan's weekly volutneer work (he has yet to miss a week all season) as well as future campaigns we will be launching in the near future - expected mid-January
Happy Holidays and Go Blue!
Story link: http://www.hasbrochildrenshospital.org/HCH_News
"On December 18, 2012, football player Zoltan Mesko visited the children and families at Hasbro Children's Hospital. During his visit Zoltan presented the Hospital with $5,000 from the Zoltan Mesko Foundation to help support the Miracle Wraps Mall program.
Miracle Wraps Mall is a program that was set up for the patients of Hasbro Children's Hospital to shop during the holiday season. Miracle Wraps Mall is a mini-mall set up in the hospital, complete with a bank, store, gift-wrapping station and food court."