Drake Athletics Hosts 53rd Annual Corn Feed

first_imgThe Paul F. Morrison Golden Bulldog Award is presented annually to a Drake donor by Drake Athletics. The award recognizes the dedicated and loyal support of the Bulldog Club, and Drake Athletics through consistent exemplary service, leadership and financial support. The Drake Bulldog Club held its 53rd annual Corn Feed Aug. 28 in the Courtside Club of the Shivers Basketball Practice Facility.The evening featured a dinner buffet, question and answer sessions with Drake head coaches and student-athletes, remarks from interim director of athletics Megan Franklin, Drake University president Marty Martin and a special award presentation of the Paul Morrison Golden Bulldog Award. Bulldog Club president Kenan Judge also took the stage to close the evening to thank those in the crowd for their support of the club and the entire athletics department. The highlight of the night was the presentation of the 2016 Paul F. Morrison Golden Bulldog Award to Suzie Glazer Burt and Greg Burt for their tremendous commitment to Drake Athletics and the university community. The Burts have made significant contributions to the Shivers Basketball Practice Facility, orchestrated the Bulldogs’ Raise the Purse fundraiser and provided essential vision and advocacy for the new on campus Boys & Girls Club and also made a lead gift to the Gregory & Suzie Glazer Burt Club. The athletic department also honored two of its student-athletes with some of the most prestigious awards the department bestows upon its student-athletes. Men’s cross country and track & field’s Reed Fischer and women’s basketball’s Lizzy Wendell were recognized as the recipients of the Howlett Award. The honor is given annually to the Bulldogs’ top male and female student-athletes. For more information about the Bulldog Club and how to join, please contact Austin Strawhacker, at 515-271-2228 or [email protected] Print Friendly Version Ric Silvestrini served as the emcee for the Corn Feed. After opening remarks from Silvestrini the program featured question and answer sessions with all of Drake’s head coach and student-athletes from each team. The mission and vision of the Bulldog Club is to serve as ambassadors of Drake Athletics to the public; provide leadership in financial support to Drake Athletics; and assist in the recruitment, cultivation and stewardship of annual donors to the Bulldog Club. The annual Corn Feed serves an opportunity for an entertaining night in which the Bulldog Club expresses appreciation to its current members and encourages prospective members to join the Club, while mingling with coaches, student-athletes and athletics staff.last_img read more