Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
The Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet is a charity banquet sponsored by the Clintonville American Legion Post 63 to benefit the Clintonville American Legion baseball team and other youth baseball activities.
The following awards are presented each year at the banquet:
• Three Doug Jirschele Sports Awards-presented to individuals with Clintonville area ties who have achieved success in the world of sports. This year's recipients are Shari Piehl, Mike Westphal and Bill Kinziger, Jr.
• One Doug Jirschele Nice Guy Award-presented to an individual who has achieved success in the world of sports, but may not have ties to the Clintonville area. This year's recipient is Mason Crosby, record holding placekicker for the Green Bay Packers.
• One Forgotten Person Award-presented to an individual who has made contributions to sports in the Clintonville area, but has not always received the proper recognition deserved. The recipient will be announced during the program.
This year's guest speaker will be Dick Bennett, former UWSP, UWGB, UW-Madison and Washington State University head basketball coach.
Master of Ceremonies will be Bill "Schmidt" Jartz, from WBAY television channel 2. Bill is a 1976 graduate of Clintonville High School.
The event will also feature a silent and live auction with sports related memorabilia.
Tickets for the banquet are still available. The cost is $25 per person. Anyone interested in tickets can call 715-823-4748 to reserve a seat.
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