January 28, 2005

Sweetheart dinner-dance will honor Jerry Kill

by Greg Scott

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Jerry Kill, head football coach at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the NCAA Division I-AA National Coach of the Year, will be honored at a sweetheart dinner and dance Feb. 18 at the Great Boars of Fire Lodge in Union County. All alumni and friends of the University are welcome to attend.

Sponsored by the Union County Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association, the event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a social, with dinner following at 7 p.m. Dancing and live entertainment will follow the dinner. Cost is $17.50 per person.

Kill will be the guest of honor at the event, celebrating the Salukis' 10-2 record this season and earning a Gateway Conference championship and NCAA Division I-AA playoff berth for the second consecutive season.

The Great Boars of Fire Lodge is located at 820 Kratzinger Road, Cobden.

For more information or to make reservations, call George Welborn at 833-6141 or the SIU Alumni Association at 453-2408.