Rock Island boys' basketball banquet set


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Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 6:54 pm
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The Rock Island boys' basketball banquet is set for Monday at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. Doors open for the event celebrating the Western Big 6 Conference champions and Class 4A sectional finalists at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend and/or sponsor players and cheerleaders for the banquet. The cost, which includes a catered dinner, is $10.

Reservations forms can be picked up at the high school athletic office by Friday. For more information, contact head coach Thom Sigel at 309-793-5950 ext. 2006.

















 



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