As the Columbus Crew trains in sunny Bradenton Florida, getting ready for their Twenty-Twelve campaign, the Nordecke is finalizing plans and fund-raising for large-scale crowd displays.
This month's Nordecke Social takes us to World of Beer for a fundraising happy hour on Tuesday, February 7. The festivities start flowing at four o'clock, and will continue through eight. A portion of proceeds from selected beer sales will benefit the Nordecke Tifo Fund just as before.
So far this year, after just one event, The Nordecke Tifo fund has raised nearly $400, with two more Socials planned before First Kick, as well as monthly events during Columbus Crew season.
"Our last event [at The Three Legged Mare] had a great turnout," said Matt Goshert, one of the event's organizers. "It was a lot of fun seeing everyone during the winter and getting to see how excited everyone is for this upcoming season."
Goshert is excited to get everyone together again this week, saying "the World of Beer event this Tuesday is another great chance to turn supporters on to an awesome new bar and to bring people together to help raise more money."
When asked what the Nordecke has in store in the way of Tifo displays this year, Crew Union Vice President Ben Hoelzel didn't want to divulge too much, but said "We're going big early, that much I can tell you!"
In addition to the liquid festivities Mikey's Late Night Slice will have a truck set up to feed the masses, and both the Crew and World of Beer will be offering prizes up for a raffle.
What: Nordecke February Social
When: Tuesday, February 7 4-8pm
Where: World of Beer (503 South Front St, Columbus, 43215)