Steve Spurrier Comes To Cleveland June 14

Keynote Speaker At Bradley Sunrise Rotary Sunset Gala

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Legendary college football coach Steve Spurrier will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Bradley Sunrise Rotary Sunset Gala June 14 at the Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland. 

This year’s gala will have a University of South Carolina/University of Tennessee theme, and proceeds from the event will benefit a number of local organizations including Habitat for Humanity, BSR Angel Flight and the American Cancer Society. During the past year, BSR awarded more than $42,000 to 18 local non-profits from the proceeds of last year’s gala.   

Beginning at 6 p.m., gala goers will be welcomed by cheerleaders from Tennessee Christian Preparatory School’s Interact Club. The football theme will continue inside the museum where attendees will view a variety of live and silent auction items while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. Auction items include vacation packages, tickets and a private flight to the 2014 USC-UT football game, several gourmet dinners, a pontoon party on Parksville Lake, private party for 50, and jewelry. A five-star dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. followed by the live auction. 

Currently the head coach of the USC Gamecocks, Coach Spurrier is one of the winningest coaches in college football, having amassed one national championship and six Southeastern Conference Championships during his tenure with the University of Florida. Since joining USC in 2005, Coach Spurrier has brought the football program to unprecedented levels of success with his overall 77-39 record. During the 2013 season, Coach Spurrier led the Gamecocks to their third consecutive 11-2 season, with only two other programs (Alabama and Oregon) having won 11 or more games during the last three season. 

Coach Spurrier has ties to Tennessee, having moved to Johnson City when he turned 12. 

Gala Chairman Bob Anderson gives special credit to Larry Hill Ford for its diamond sponsorship of the event.  “We’re extremely grateful to Larry Hill Ford.  This is the third year the local car dealership has been a diamond sponsor, and it’s an honor and a privilege to have Larry Hill Ford associated with our event.”

Corporate sponsorships include a reserved table for eight, and a listing in all advertising and materials promoting the event. Individual tickets are also available. 

For more information about tickets and the event, call 473-0800, or go to  www.sunrisegala.com or www.bradleysunriserotary.com.



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