Nov. 15, 2002
It's the last chance to make reservations for the Lute Olson Tribute reception. The Tucson community has a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame President and CEO, John Doleva present Coach Olson with his Hall of Fame jacket and ring. Because Coach Olson was unable to attend the actual enshrinement in Springfield, Mass., the Hall of Fame is coming to Tucson.
On Tuesday, November 26, 2002, The University of Arizona Athletics Department and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will be hosting a Lute Olson Tribute Reception. The event will include a hosted bar and several local restaurants are providing food: Barrio Bar and Grill, Bistro Zin, Dakota Caf?, Kingfisher Bar and Grill, P.F. Changs, Sakura, Sullivan's Steakhouse, and Wildflower.
The Lute Olson Hall of Fame Tribute will be held at the Sheraton El Conquistador from 6:30pm -8:30pm, and will give fans a unique chance to see the enshrinement video, hear Coach Olson speak and congratulate him on his induction.
The ticket price is $85 a person with $50 being a tax-deductible donation. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Athletics Department, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Bobbi Olson Endowment for Ovarian Cancer Research at the Arizona Cancer Center. The reservation deadline is Monday, November 18, ticket reservations, please call 621-2331.