The Circle of Champions, the Brother Rice athletic hall of fame, is welcoming its sixth class of dedicated coaches and athletes to this prestigious fraternity. Much anticipation surrounds this event after witnessing nearly 2,200 attendees honoring its first four classes. The Circle will have the induction ceremony on April 16, 2016, for the class of 2016. Inaugural Class inductee Coach Pat Richardson had this to say about last four 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.” Coach Bill Gleeson, 2013 inductee, had this to say about the last two year’s event: “A great event planned and executed by a dedicated and energetic committee, a first class operation start to finish. ‘Rice Pride’ was never better.”
The members of the class of 2016 include Mick Barry ’68, Del Brazil ’87, Bob DeFries ’67, Dan Dunne ’69, Joe Gibson ’06, Mike Minervini, Coach Don Molenda, Coach Dennis Moll, Larry O’Connell ’75, Tom O’Grady ’60, Tim O’Neill ’98, Mark Pavljasevic ’89, Rob Pavljasevic ’92, Bob Twardy ’65, Bill Walztoni ’61, Nathan Wyatt ’75, the 1967 football team and the 1982 ISA state water polo team.
An adult only cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 P.M. in the north gymnasium with dinner set to start at 7:00 P.M. in the south gymnasium. Included in the cost are appetizers, four-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.