Kick-off luncheon for basketball camp Monday

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

The Mitchell “JJ” Anderson All-Star Basketball Camp is set to begin in just over a week.

The camp, which runs Aug. 14-17 and is open to children ages 8-14, will feature several special speakers and instructors during the morning and afternoon sessions.

But before the camp begins, the camp organizers will host a Kick-Off Luncheon.

The Kick-Off Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Monday at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m., with the keynote speaker beginning promptly at 11:10 a.m.

The Luncheon will feature keynote speaker Michael Irvin, former wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys.

Irvin was drafted as the 11th pick of the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft.

He played with the Cowboys from 1988 until 1999, helping the team secure three Super Bowl Championships in the 1990s.

Irvin finished his career with 750 receptions for 11,904 yards and 65 touchdowns.

His 47 100-yard receiving games remains the third most in NFL history.

Michael Irvin was inducted to the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in 2005, the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 2007, and the 2007 class of the Texas Sports hall of Fame.

Tickets for the luncheon are available by calling Donna Jamison at PCCEO, 671-3900.

Tickets cost $55 per person or tables of ten may be purchased for $500.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the George Washington Carver Association. For more information, please call McFarland A. Bragg II, President/CEO of PCCEO, at 671-3900.