The Circle of Champions, the Brother Rice athletic hall of fame, is welcoming its second class of dedicated coaches and athletes to this prestigious fraternity. Much anticipation surrounds this event after witnessing 700 attendees honoring its inaugural class. The Circle will have the induction ceremony on April 14, 2012 for the class of 2012. Inaugural Class inductee Coach Pat Richardson had this to say about last year’s event, “The Circle of Champions night was the best event I’ve ever attended at Brother Rice. Seeing alumni from five different decades reminisce and reconnect with one another was awesome… Seeing over 600 Crusader alumni, their families, and friends singing the Brother Rice Fight Song gave everyone chills and was a great way to end the evening.”
The members of the class of 2012 include: Arthur Bibbs ’73, James Coleman, Jr. ’74, Don Cranley ’64, Ray Crowley ’71, Bob Cummings ’78, Tom Gorman ’85, Jimmy Harkness ’90, Brian Kelly ’90, Pat MacFarlane ’70, Jerry Mader ’61, Br. John B. Moore, Bob O’Connor ’64, Louis Pasierb ’65, Ed Riska ’71, Jim Stalley ’69, Mike Stritch ’93, Lamar Summers ’78, Mark Telander ’00, Chris Ulrich ’87, John Walsh ’61.
Tickets for the event are now on sale and be purchased online below or by contacting Susan Stanley at 773-429-4300 x307. Tickets are $85 per person or $800 per table, which seats 10 people. An adult only cocktail hour will begin at 6 PM in the north gymnasium with dinner set to start at 7 PM in the south gymnasium. Included in the cost are appetizers, 4 hour top shelf open bar, plated dinner, and dessert.
Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door.
Another way to support the event and honorees is through the Souvenir Ad Book which will be distributed to the estimated 500 people who will be in attendance. Ads can also be purchased online or by completing and mailing this form. The deadline for ad submissions is March 30th.