BERKELEY - Former players are invited to a California rugby reunion dinner organized by rugby alumni for Friday night, Sept. 28, at the Columbo Club, where Golden Bear great Paul "Boomer" Andrew will receive a Cal Rugby Lifetime Achievement Award on an evening that will also include presentations on the current state of the team and the future of Cal rugby.
The Columbo Club is located minutes from campus at 5321 Claremont Avenue. A no-host bar from 6:30-7:30 will be followed by a dinner and program at a cost of $40 per person.
Andrew played rugby for the Bears in 1952 under coach Miles "Doc" Hudson and also played football for coach Pappy Waldorf as a member of Pappy's Boys, winning the Pacific Coast Championship for a trip to the Rose Bowl against Michigan in 1950 and also playing the '51 and '52 seasons. He went on to become the founder of the legendary Monterey Rugby Tournament, which for many years crowned the unofficial national champions of college and club rugby in the United States.
To RSVP for the event, call or email director of operations Jerry Figone at (510) 643-1971 or email@example.com. Advance payment can be made by check in the name of "Cal Rugby Reunion Dinner" for the amount of $40 per person, mailed to Doc Hudson Fieldhouse, Berkeley, CA 94720. Please mail all checks by Monday, Sept. 24, to ensure timely arrival.
It is sure to be a special evening on September 28. For a map and directions to the Columbo Club, click here.