Tom Osborne, legendary former Nebraska head football coach and Athletic Director will be the featured speaker at the sixth annual "Husker Fans Salute The Troops" event scheduled for the weekend of October 12-13th at the Cornhusker Hotel in downtown Lincoln, NE.
For each of the past five years "Husker Fans Salute The Troops" (www.huskersalute.org) has set aside a special football weekend to honor this country's veterans, troopers and their families for the sacrifices they have made. This year on Saturday the 12th, they will be treated to a tour of the new Husker Athletic Facilities, get to experience a special Tunnel Walk Ceremony at Memorial Stadium and will get to be part of a huge Husker Football Watch Party in the grand ballroom of the Cornhusker.
Tom Osborne will be the featured speaker at the Sunday Awards Brunch on the morning of October 13th.
Last year's Watch Party drew about 500 veterans and their family members while the Brunch saw about 400 attendees. Salute pays for the first 100 rooms at the Cornhusker Hotel. Food and beverages for the Watch Party and Brunch and transportation to and from Memorial Stadiim will be provided and no charge.
Salute is also going to bring in 25 Wounded Warriors and their families from Ft. Riley, Kansas for the weekend activities.
If you would like to register for this fall's event, or would like to donate to this great cause, go to www.huskersalute.org. You tax deductible donation will help show our men and women how much we appreciate the sacrifices they have made for this great country. The men and women who have served our country don't ask for much, but by donating to Salute, you can help say thanks for a job well done.
THE CAMO CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT
Gerry Grey, with Great Plains Marketing (www.greatplainsmktg.com) says there are still some openings for this Saturday's Camo Classic Golf Tournament at the Miracle Hills Golf Club in Omaha, NE. There will be some former Husker football players participating in this event
For more information, call Gerry Grey at 402-393-0492 (office) or on his cell phone at 402-917-2219.
Tell him Harpo sent you.
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