Former USA Eagles Captain Brian Vizard will be a featured speaker at the Lost Afternoon Rugby Luncheon on August 5 and the Houston Westchase Marriott.
Vizard, currently the executive director of the U.S. Rugby Football Foundation and a regular commentator on rugby television broadcasts, will share great stories of leading the Eagles before the game became predominantly professional. Additionally, he will be able to provide interesting perspective on the current squad as it heads off to the Rugby World Cup in September. His appearance is being generously sponsored by MaxEn Capital and its managing director, Bob Erwin.
Previously announced as the Keynote Speaker is former Springbok legend Rob Louw, no stranger to the World Cup himself. Not only will Louw enthrall and amuse, but his personal story of overcoming a near-fatal battle with malignant meloma — thanks to aggressive treatment at Houston’s M.D. Anderson Hospital — will inspire.
NOW is the time to make your reservations for what has become the most anticipated annual social event on the Texas rugby calendar. The great speakers, delicious lunch, raffles for exciting door prizes such as collectible signed jerseys, and the all-afternoon happy hour all combine to make it a memorable day with friends old and new. Great rates for rooms and suites (perfect for the post-luncheon parties which have become popular) are available — just check the website.
All monies raised go to support locally youth rugby initiatives. This past January, a highly successful youth camp led by All Blacks great Scott “Razor” Robertson was held in Houston and Dallas thanks to underwriting from the luncheon proceeds.
Remember, tickets can only be purchased on line at http://www.lostafternoon.org. None will be sold at the door. Also, please consider being a table or corporate sponsor. Thanks to the Houston Heathens and BARC (Bay Area RFC) for stepping up, among others. Seats are limited by room size, and — frankly — you would be doing the organizing committee a huge favor by purchasing tickets soon, ensuring a sell-out and letting us focus on staging a great event. So get your mates together and buy a table … or just make your individual reservation NOW.
NOTE … When making your reservation for the Lost Afternoon luncheon at www.lostafternoon.org, be sure to enter your credit card expiration date exactly in the format called for — just a two-digit month/four digit year. e.g. 04/2014.