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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, FLA -- Are you ready for some ... Football?

'Football Frenzy' kicks off this weekend at the Tides

by Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing Public Affairs

If you think the chances of you winning a free trip to a NFL game and plenty
of free prizes and cash are sitting somewhere between "slim-and-none," think
again. For four consecutive years --­ count 'em ­ -- Tides' "Football Frenzy"
patrons have won two tickets to either the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl or
regular-season NFL games. 

Not only that, there are many weekly door prizes to win each and every week
beginning Sunday at the Tides during the next 17 weeks of the regular
season. Doors open at noon. 

The Tides has 10 42" LCD televisions strategically placed around the club to
ensure you and your friends get to root for your favorite team ­ every
single week. Don¹t miss a single down; get there early and grab your
favorite seats. 

Getting hungry? Don¹t worry. A bar-food menu and cash bar will be available
throughout the afternoon, or you can enjoy a complimentary buffet during
half-time. 

Admission to all "Frenzy Football²"games is free for all Air Force Club
members, their spouses, and immediate family members under 18 years of age.
Eligible nonmember and guests must pay a $10.00 entertainment fee at the
door, according to Johnnie Rivera, club manager. 

"NFL Football season at the Tides was always something we looked forward
to," said Senior Master Sgt. Jake Pillow, a former 45th Launch Group Airman
now stationed at Minot Air Force Base. Sgt. Minot won two tickets to last
year's Super Bowl. 

"From the kickoff tailgate parties, to the spread Johnnie always puts out,
to the weekly prizes; the Tides on Sunday during NFL season was always a
class-act and a definite benefit of my club membership," he said. 

"The experience my wife and I had as one of the Super Bowl winners last year
was truly awesome. We were treated like royalty from the time we arrived at
our rooms, chauffeured to dinners, pregame parties and then finally the
game, until we departed. It's something we will never forget.
Of course, to have a chance to win you have to be a member. Go see Mr.
Rivera at the Tides and sign up. 

"This is an awesome program for club members. They get free food, the chance
at lots of door prizes, and the opportunity to view all NFL games at one
location," Mr. Rivers said. 

"This can also be a great team-building event for units all over the 45th Space Wing. Make it a family event and get to know one another in the friendliest setting you will find anywhere on the Space Coast," Mr. Rivera said. 

"Membership pays," he said. "And don¹t forget to wear your team¹s colors."