The annual St. John’s Football Kickoff Luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 16 in the PepsiCo Dining Room in Sexton Commons on the St. John’s campus.
That marks two changes from in years past: The first being the luncheon will be held after practice has already started, the second being the event will actually be held on campus at St. John’s.
Check-in and social time begins at 11:30 a.m. The lunch and program will begin at noon. The event will feature new head coach Gary Fasching and his assistants, as well as Fr. Wilfred Theisen and Johnnies’ play-by-play voice Mark Lewandowski of WBHR (660 AM).
All in attendance are invited to Clemens Stadium to watch the team practice following the program.
The cost of the event is $15 per person. Those interested can register online or the day of in Sexton Commons. To reserve an entire table, contact Leila Utsch at 363-3654 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of course, the event will be the first without John Gagliardi being the team’s head coach, but also the first without the late John Quinlivan, the longtime organizer of the luncheon.