Trent Richardson & Eli Gold  

Collier Merrill & Will Moore

Makenna Curtis & Tommy Harper


he Pensacola Bama Club hosted the 2018 Scholarship Kickoff 
with Eli Gold on Tuesday, August 21, in the Gymnasium of 
Pensacola State College. 

The “Voice” of the Crimson Tide, Eli is best known as the 

radio play-by-play announcer of the University of Alabama football and 
basketball games. His responsibilities with “The Tide” also included hosting 
“Hey Coach”, the weekly football and basketball coach’s radio call-in 
show. The event included a Q&A with Eli, dinner, non-alcoholic drinks 
as well as live and silent auctions. All monies raised during the event went 
to the Chapter’s Endowment Scholarship Fund. Tide Treasures were also 
in attendance, and generously donated 10% of all sales from the evening to 
the Pensacola Bama Club Scholarship fund. Catering was provided by the 
Fish House. Over 25 local businesses provided sponsorship for the event, 
including Coors Light and Gold Ring Gulf who partnered together as 
presenting sponsor. Several silent auction items were also provided by local 
businesses including Bere’ Jewelers.

The Pensacola Bama Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profi t, fan-based organization 

representing the University of Alabama National Alumni Association in 
Pensacola, Florida. The Bama Club is open to alumni, friends, and fans of 
the university. The organization’s primary mission is to provide scholarships 
to deserving local high school students as well as play host to an annual kick-
off event and game watching parties. Members are also eligible to participate 
in the club’s football ticket exchange program and receive regular updates on 
university athletic events and academic endeavors.

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Kristina Wright 

   VIP Pensacola at Pensacola State College

Jennie Barrow, Grier & Zac Ward

Kevin Jackson, Kirk Waters & Nan Jackson

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