SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The 2014 weekly Susquehanna Quarterback Club luncheons begin this Friday, Sept. 5, the day before the season officially opens with a road game against Lycoming College.
The luncheons will be held every Friday at noon throughout the football season. As in years past, the event will take place in the Apple Community Room of the James W. Garrett Sports Complex on the Susquehanna campus.
A yearly membership to the QB Club is $40. That amount does NOT include the weekly fee for lunch ($8.50).
In attendance every Friday will be head coach Steve Briggs, members of the SU football coaching staff, Susquehanna Director of Athletics Pam Samuelson and Director of Athletic Communications Katie Meier. This Friday, tri-captains Jim Barry (Staten Island, N.Y./Brooklyn Poly Prep), Spencer Hotaling (Selinsgrove, Pa./Selinsgrove Area) and Ken Milano (Philadelphia, Pa./Father Judge) will also be in attendance.
Samuelson, Briggs and Meier will both address the attendees and Meier will preview upcoming contests and season openers. Starting in week two, Briggs' coaching staff will show a highlight film of the past weekend's game.
With the exception of the first luncheon, each luncheon will also highlight the team's weekly Wealth Professionals/Gus Weber Crusader Football Player of the Week who will give a brief speech. Wealth Professionals of Shamokin has partnered with Susquehanna as the official sponsor of the Player of the Week Award. The sponsorship was spearheaded by Ken Shedleski, the owner and President of Wealth Professionals.
The award is also named in honor of late Susquehanna president Gustave Weber, who was Susquehanna's president for more than 18 years from 1959 through 1977. A collegiate football standout at Wagner College, Weber was an avid Crusader athletics booster who actually served as head football coach for the final two games of 1965.
More details concerning the Quarterback Club may be obtained by calling the Susquehanna Athletic Office at (570) 372-4270.