An Evening with Scott Hamilton on tap at BGSU

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Bowling Green State University will welcome Scott Hamilton back to his hometown for a fund-raising event celebrating the 25th anniversary of his Olympic gold-medal figure skating performance.

“An Evening with Scott Hamilton,” on Feb. 21 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, will benefit the Dallas-Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in BGSU’s College of Business Administration. The center is named for Hamilton and his wife, Tracie, along with their former California neighbor and BGSU graduate Bill Dallas and his wife, Beverly.

The black tie-optional event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Union’s Lenhart Grand Ballroom. Among those scheduled to attend are Hamilton’s 1984 Olympic teammates, Kitty and Peter Carruthers, silver medalists in the pairs competition at Sarajevo, and Alissa Czisny, the recently crowned U.S. women’s champion who, like Hamilton, grew up in Bowling Green. Czisny is currently a senior at BGSU.

Monday (Feb. 16) is the RSVP deadline for the benefit, which offers two ticket packages. The silver package, at $300 per person, includes dinner and a signed copy of Hamilton’s new book “The Great Eight.” The gold package, at $1,000 per ticket, also includes a VIP reception before the dinner, an autographed photo with Hamilton, a DVD of Hamilton’s performances and a ticket to this spring’s Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship at BGSU.

A silent auction featuring sports memorabilia will also be part of the event.

For tickets or more information, contact Joan Simon in the College of Business Administration at 419-372-3411 or simonj@bgsu.edu.

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(Posted February 11, 2009 )