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Second Annual Champions Dinner to Be Held August 16

Save the date for the Indiana University Southeast Champions Dinner recognizing former and current Grenadier athletes and coaches.

The second-annual Champions Dinner will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Huber’s Orchard and Winery’s Plantation Hall. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. with the dinner and program to follow beginning at 7 p.m.

The dinner is designed to honor student-athletes and raise funding for the IU Southeast athletic department. Awards will be given to the Male and Female Athlete of the Year, and the Jim Morris Champions of Character Award will be given to a student-athlete who exemplifies strong moral character, sportsmanship and the core values of IU Southeast.

Because of generous support from local businesses and the community, last year’s event raised over $30,000 for athletic scholarships. More than 200 community members were in attendance at last year’s sold out inaugural event. The Champions Dinner Committee is aiming to exceed those numbers during this year’s event.

“I’m grateful to the entire Southern Indiana and Louisville community for their generous support during last year’s event,” said Joe Glover, IU Southeast Athletic Director. “I hope that this event will continue to grow as more people learn about the tremendous accomplishments of our student-athletes, both past and present.”

One main objective of the Champions Dinner is to reengage former Grenadier student-athletes. The Champions Dinner is a perfect forum for past teammates and friends to get together and share stories.

“We really are looking forward to welcoming all former Grenadier letter winners to this year’s dinner,” said Glover. “It gives us a great opportunity to honor our former student-athletes and teams who have been so vital to the history of IU Southeast athletics.”

Individual tickets for the event are $50. Table sponsorships are available for $1,000. Several additional sponsorship levels are also available. These packages can be purchased through the athletic department by calling 812-941-2432 or by emailing athletics@ius.edu.

More information about this year’s Champions Dinner and additional sponsorship opportunities can be found online: www.ius.edu/champions.

 

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