UCF vs. Penn State This Saturday

Saturday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m.

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Join us for a Tailgate Party this Saturday at Bar Louie!

Tailgate with your fellow Palm Beach Knights at Bar Louie on Saturday, September 14 at 6 p.m. when your undefeated UCF Knights take on the Penn State Nittany Lions! Read this week's game notes here. The two teams face each other stateside this year in advance of their 2014 season opener at the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland.

In typical Knight style, we’re taking over Bar Louie's upstairs for a huge indoor tailgate party complete with flip cup, corn hole, beer pong and more. The game will be broadcast from the Big 10 Network on four TV’s with sound. More than 45 people came out to our first watch party; we’re expecting an even bigger crowd this time! View pictures from our Akron vs. UCF Watch Party here or click here for pictures of last weekend's bus trip to FIU.

We’re raffling off a free oil change from Tire Kingdom at half-time and serving up great food and drink specials all night. Here's what's offered exclusively at each UCF Watch Party:

  • 20% off full-price food
  • $15 domestic buckets of beer
  • $4 Knight Knight shots (a signature shot created just for UCF watch parties at Bar Louie!)

Mark Your Calendar

Join us at upcoming watch parties on October 18th, November 21st, and November 29th, all held at Bar Louie in downtown West Palm Beach. We've got awesome specials lined up for each game; tailgating games; drawings; and a private upstairs with our own sound.

We're also going to attend the UCF/FAU basketball game when the Knights face the Owls in Boca Raton on Tuesday, December 3rd. Let's drum up a huge crowd to support our Knights during their away game!

Get Involved

We're always looking for corporate or individual sponsors. Email palmbeach@ucfalumni.com to learn more. Another way to help is simply by inviting your friends to like our Facebook page. We also have an open position for an Events Chair!
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Palm Beach UCF Alumni Club in the Palm Beach Post!

Moving Up: UCF grad at helm of new Palm Beach County alumni group
By Mary Thurwachter- Special to The Palm Beach Post
September 9, 2013

When Brittany Jo Miller returned to Palm Beach County after graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, she noticed an alumni club void.

“Most events were farther south,” in Broward or Miami-Dade counties, the West Palm Beach native said. “There was no opportunity to get involved.”

That all changed this year when UCF launched an alumni club here, and Miller agreed to be the chairman.

“The university turned 50 this year and it has celebrated an enormous, exponential growth since its beginnings,” Miller said. Of the school’s 220,000 alumni, 4,000 live in Palm Beach County.

“We also recently switched conferences for the 2013-14 school year,” she said, “so there is a lot to talk about, including our season opener for 2014 which will be played in Dublin, Ireland, against Penn State on Aug. 30 next year.”

The new club already had its first event — “Invading Clematis Street” on Aug. 24 – and almost 70 folks showed up.

“We also have five watch parties planned throughout the fall for five of six televised football games,” Miller said. “The sixth event will be a bus to an away game. The trick will be getting the word out.”

But Miller, marketing and communications manager for Jack Nicklaus and the Nicklaus Companies, is already a pro at getting the word out.

“As of fall 2012, UCF had 59,767 students -expected to surpass 60,000 with this new class of students,” she said. “There are 2,446 students from Palm Beach County at UCF now.”

Sometimes people ask her if she works for the university, but the answer is “no.” Miller, like all alumni club officers (including vice chairman Kyle Knapp and communications chair Heather Robbins) are volunteers.

“It’s very challenging,” Miller said about leading the new club. “No one has ever given me a group to lead having 4,000 people. But anything we do is better than we had before. It’s a really fun challenge.”

She has been with Jack Nicklaus and the Nicklaus Companies for 17 months and started her job during Masters week last year. “It was a really exciting, fun day,” she said. She is taking golf lessons.

“I grew up dancing,” she said. “Golf is difficult to master, like dancing.”

She is up for the challenge, though. “UCF students are used to doing new things,” she said.

Previously, Miller was senior coordinator of marketing and communications at Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach and public relations coordinator for the American Red Cross.

For more information about the alumni club, visit www.ucfalumni.com/palmbeach