Spring is banquet season for me-- moreso than any other time of year even though teams are busy in fall and winter. But I don't do many team banquets and anymore, with my time constraints, I pick my spots on where I go when I'm asked to participate.
Tuesday night I was at the Kellogg Center for the Champion of Hope dinner, sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. More than 200 in attendance including Tom Izzo who offered brief remarks and introduced MSU trainer Jeff Kovan, who had donated a kidney to his father. Those championing the causes of kidney research and health were honored, from legislators, to individuals to companies. Well done and classy and I enjoyed being asked to participate.
Last week was the CAAC senior athlete/scholar ceremonies in Jackson-- they've asked me for eight years to help out and I enjoy that a great deal. Then it was the Duffy Daugherty Achievement Award dinner at Eagle Eye honoring Vince Dooley from Georgia and others. It's a big football night with MSU and Michigan coaches in attendance including Mark Dantonio, though he was not on the program.
And next week it's Father Mac Dinner night, back to the Kellogg. We'll do radio that day at Lansing Catholic High School. The dinner helps raise scholarship funds for needy students wanting to attend the high school. More sports talk, more fun and it's always busy. And there are more coming up down the road.