Welcome Banquet & BBQ
Monday May 8, 2017 – LaQuinta Inn& Suites, 3701 N. University Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33065
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A welcome event to kick off the week is a long-standing tradition for the tournament and has been continued by the MBA since taking over responsibility for the tournament in 2009. The evening is one filled with renewing old friendships, food and fun.
All tournament team organizers and players listed on rosters will be receiving an email invitation to RSVP. Once your registration is complete you will be able to print out a ticket. Tables will be assigned and when you check-in at the banquet you will receive your table assignment and your name badge. If you have registered for the event, but will be unable to attend, please make sure to notify the MBA as we may have an overflow list and will then be able to allow another person to attend.
Dress is Florida casual.
The banquet is being held at LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 3701 N. University Drive, Coral Springs. A map showing the hotel location can be found under the website tab [Venues and Maps].
Over the past several years, a very interesting line up of Keynote speakers has been a part of the program and has included such famous names as Wali Jones, All Star guard of the 1967 Philadelphia '76ers; Bobby Plump of "Hoosiers" fame; Jim Barnett, the Celtics first round draft pick in 1966 and long time tournament participant; Bill Alexson, former Chaplin of the Boston Celtics and Mike Saunders, former Head Trainer for the New York Knicks.
This year's keynote speaker will be Rick Pitino, Hall of Fame and current coach of the University of Louisville Cardinals.
The BBQ style meal will be catered by the Coral Springs "Bru's Room Sports Grill". Owned by former Miami Dolphin Bob Brudzinski, Bob has several Bru’s Room locations in Broward County.
There will be music, door prizes, keynote speaker and the "Sportsman of the Year" presentation.
Don't miss this great evening of Food, Music Fun and Friendship!