Thursday, 13 August 2009

Gary Howard Roast Details from Wayne Thomas

I first met Gary Howard on the floor of the Halifax Metro Center during a shootaround at the 1993 CIS Nationals when I was on the Ottawa Gee-Gees staff and the Dinos were there with one of the great white dunkers in CIS history in Chris Wright. One of our players, Greg Maillet, had played for Gary and was doing his Ph.D. at Ottawa and finishing his career with us and he introduced us. Gary was one of the most regular guys I have met and it is fitting that he gets roasted and a scholarship is set up in his name. Best wishes to Gary and congratulations on his years of service and celebration.

Calgary Dinos - Gary Howard Roast

at Cardel Centre ... 6010 - 12 St. SE, Calgary, AL
Weds. Oct. 28, 2009
Drinks at 6:30
Dinner and Roast starting at 7:15

This event aims to bring together alumni, fans, and friends of Dinos Basketball and Coach Howard for an evening of fun, friendship, and fund-raising for the Dinos Basketball program. All proceeds from this Roast will go to the " Gary Howard Scholarship" , an endowment to support the Men's Basketball program for years to come. Entry to the Roast will be a minimum $150 contribution to the Gary Howard Scholarship ... your donation, which can, of course, be far more generous, if you wish, ... as Coach Howard might say " You can't go Bear huntin' with a switch ! " ... comes with a 100% tax receipt.

The program will include ...
Auction of some outstanding sports experiences, including North Carolina Tar Heels tickets, Gonzaga Bulldogs tickets, Denver Broncos tickets and much more. Celebrity Roasters TBA; Open Mic ... for those dying to get their own shots in MC ... Ted Hellard ... former Dinos star, and Pres. of the Stampeder Football Club; This is a 'no tie' event ... but feel free to wear your favourite Coach Howard game outfit ! We must advise 'Parental Guidance' for this event ... it is, after all the Gary Howard Roast ! Limited seats are available ... contact Jack Neumann ... ... or phone 403-220-3424 to reserve. Cheques payable to 'University of Calgary' ... mail to Dan Vanhooren, Dinos Athletics, University of Calgary 2500 University Drive NW., Calgary, AB. T2N 1N4.

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