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Gov. Heineman To Speak At Banquet Before Football Game

Posted: 17 May, 2013

NORFOLK - Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has accepted an invitation to be the featured speaker at the inaugural Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic Banquet on Friday night, June 7.

The banquet is being held in conjunction with week-long activities in preparation for the first All-Star football game, which will be played on Saturday night, June 8 at Norfolk’s Veteran’s Memorial Park at 7 p.m.

Burns Hall Gymnasium, which is on the campus of Norfolk Catholic High School, will be the site of the banquet. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the banquet beginning at 6:30 p.m. The banquet will be limited to the first 300 tickets sold. No tickets will be sold at the door. Pre-paid tickets ($15) can be purchased at the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau, 609 W. Norfolk Ave.

Gov. Heineman is a well-known sports enthusiast. In fact, he regularly attends high school and college sporting events.

“Northeast Nebraska football players, coaches and fans are very excited about the upcoming All-Star game,’’ said Mike Fuehrer, Sports Development Manager for the Norfolk Area Sports Council. “The Board of Directors for the Classic wanted to go right to the top and get a high profile speaker for their banquet. Needless to say, you can’t get a more recognizable speaker than the Governor of Nebraska.’’

The Red vs. White All-Star Classic will be featuring 70 of the finest graduated high school seniors from a pool of 59 high school teams from throughout Northeast Nebraska.

The contest also features 12 coaches from the region, including retired National Hall of Fame football coach Bob Schnitzler, who will lead the White team. The Red team will be coached by long-time mentor, Rich Rethwisch.
Advance tickets can be purchased by contacting your local high school Booster Club, or, your local high school football coach. Adult tickets ($5) and Youth tickets ($4) will be sold at both the West Stadium and South Stadium ticket booths on Game Day. Ticket booths will open at 5:30 p.m.

A complete listing of Red and White rosters, coaching staffs and additional information can be found at the event website:

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