2009 April Chapter Spotlight - First Coast Black and Gold (Jacksonville, FL)By SCM
April 05, 2009
There is a new Pittsburgh Steelers fan club in Jacksonville, Florida and they call themselves "First Coast Black and Gold."
The club will debut at their new home, Players Grille on April 25 when Players will host a draft party and First Coast Black and Gold will begin signing up new members. Players Grille is your typical "neighborhood" bar and restaurant, owned by the husband and wife team of George and Rose Sarkees. Their son George Jr. also assists in managing the business. Players is located at 4456 Hendricks Avenue in Jacksonville and you can call the restaurant at (904) 448-6670. Rose handles most of the operations of the restaurant and has pledged her willingness and efforts to make First Coast Black and Gold the finest Steelers fan club ever in Jacksonville.
Players Grille has many functions and features. This year, they will be celebrating their 10-year anniversary in August. On Thursday evenings, they have "live" trivia. Winners receive gifts. On Wednesday and Saturday's, there is Texas Hold 'Em games held. On occasion, Players will have live music and DJs. Every day of the week, there is a happy hour from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
On the menu is a fine selection of American cuisine, and in addition, there are "ethnic" days where foods from the Caribbean, Mexico, and other country's are served. Every Friday is fish day Friday.
For the children, there is a fun game room available at Players Grille and for the sports fanatics, there are plenty of televisions throughout the restaurant including several booths with private TVs.
The newly appointed President of First Coast Black and Gold, Harvey "Mr. Steeler" Aronson is excited about having Players Grille host his new fan club. Aronson's staff of officer in their inaugural season will be:
Vice President - Joe Heath
Treasurer - Rebecca Kral
Senior Club Representative - Paul Metlin/Shaun Metlin
Manager of Security - Mickey Swafford
Director of Events - Michelle Schnitzler
Assistant Director of Events - Dale Ackley
Director of Recruiting – Mark Waddell
Photographer - Leslie Heath
Assistant Photographer - Gwen Corso-Tunderman
Raffle Ticket Sales Manager - Natasha Snyder
Recording Secretary – Melba Aronson
First Coast Black and Gold and Players Grille anticipates a fantastic debut season in 2009-2010 as they cheer the Black and Gold!