Former Norse football players recruited by 2017 Kent Finanger ’54 Golf Classic volunteers helped finance the $25,000 needed to purchase new Luther football uniforms. A number of alumni football captains were recruited by the KFG Classic Committee to contact former players, offering them the opportunity to purchase jerseys in honor of special players, coaches, and friends of Norse football. A gift of $150 purchased a jersey.
Approximately 40 former players from the 1960s through the ’90s raised more than $6,000. Those generous former players and their persons of honor were highlighted on a special recognition placard displayed at the golf event’s brunch and dinner banquets on March 4, 2017, in Goodyear, Ariz.
The committee apologizes that a few names, received late, were not included on the placard. Committee members Fay Henning-Bryant ’64, Diane (Mallu) ’65 and Bob Thompson ’65, RuthAnn (Johnson) Atkinson ’65, Steve Messer ’64, and Luther’s Athletic Department and football team are grateful for the participation and generosity of all who made it possible.