NFL Hall of Famer Mike Singletary Headlines 31st Annual Celebrity Dinner & Sport Auction

March 18, 2016

ARCATA, Calif. – NFL Hall of Famer and Super Bowl Champion Mike Singletary will be the keynote speaker at the 31st Annual Celebrity Dinner & Sports Auction to be held on Saturday, April 9.

Singletary replaces former Golden State great and NBA Hall of Famer Nate Thurmond as speaker. Thurmond had to cancel due to health issues. 

The event will be held in Lumberjack Arena and tickets are $100. Last year the event raised more than $259,000. Previous guest speakers have included Tim Brown, Rick Barry, Jim Harbaugh, Misty May, Joe Frazier and Steve Young. All funds raised at the event go toward scholarships for student-athletes.

A 10-time Pro Bowl selection, Mike Singletary played his entire 12-year professional career with the Chicago Bears. The Hall of Famer’s career was highlighted by the ’85 Bears’ Super Bowl XX win over the New England Patriots. Singletary tied a Super Bowl record with two fumble recoveries in the 46-10 win. He won his first of two AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards in that 15-1 Super Bowl campaign, with his second coming three seasons later. Singletary turned to coaching following his playing career, winning 18 games after being promoted to the Head Coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 2008-10.

"It will be great to be in Lumberjack Arena for the event, because it allows us to have plenty of room for all aspects of the auction," said Associate Athletic Director Tom Trepiak. "Anyone who may have been shut out in the past because we sold out will have an opportunity to attend in the larger facility. Humboldt County is an amazing, giving community. This event has maintained its high numbers over the years because of the many, generous individuals and businesses who care about the lives of young people."

Former HSU President Alistair McCrone will be the Honored Guest at the event.


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