Capacity crowd for league dinner
EVENT co-ordinator Glen Whitton expects a capacity crowd to attend the Black Toyota Legends Dinner on August 19 at which many past league greats will be interviewed.
The dinner, at The Scots PGC dining hall, will start with drinks from 5.45pm and dinner from 7.15pm.
Whitton said he already had tentative table bookings for 230.
“There is a limit of 360 tickets,” Whitton said.
“We have interest from as far away as Glenmorgan, Dalby, St George and Chinchilla. Former Australian five-eighth Johnny Gleeson is travelling from Chinchilla to the dinner.”
Members of the St George-Illawarra Dragons Legends and Warwick and District Legends will be at the dinner as a pre-runner to their August 20 game.
There is a three-course dinner, entertainment and free drinks for the first hour, courtesy of Fosters brewery.
Black Toyota group used car manager Brian Boyce will be one of the Pittsworth players in the Legends game and said the sponsorship of the Legends weekend would be the company’s second biggest this year in Warwick, behind the Black Toyota Warwick Gold Cup.
“Craig and Anne Black (owners) are very passionate about country areas,” Boyce said.
“It was amazing when the Dragons visited (last month) to see all the kids, they were everywhere.
“We want to help out the clubs which were hit hard by the floods.”
The Legends weekend is being organised by the Warwick Cowboys with assistance from the Dragons, Men of League, Collegians and Eastern Suburbs junior clubs.
Boyce and Brendan Smith are the two Pittsworth Danes representatives in the Warwick and District Legends team which will play the Dragons Legends. Former top Danes forward Gary Sutton will also be at the festivities.
It will be Boyce’s first game since he played for Cambooya in a golden oldies game against Wattles a couple of years ago.
“I played a lot of school games against Warwick and for Pittsworth in the Toowoomba competition.”
Pittsworth was one of the clubs in the Warwick and District St George Cup competition to the late 1960s when it moved to the Toowoomba league.
Black Toyota Warwick branch manager Jason Denny is an Allora representative in the home team.
There will be a meet-and-greet function with the Dragons at Black Toyota Warwick between 3pm and 5pm on August 19 with fans welcome to book places at the Warwick branch on 4661 2799.
Harvey World Travel has donated a weekend holiday at the Gold Coast which will be a highlight of a multi-draw raffle on the night.
A St George-Illawarra Dragons polo shirt will be raffled at each table at the Legends Dinner.
Tickets for the dinner ($65) go on sale tomorrow at Danny Lyons Sports, at the top end of Palmerin St. All tickets must be paid by cheque or cash.