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August 15, 2013
Larry Scott, the innovative and highly acclaimed commissioner of the Pac-12, will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy banquet at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach Dec. 8. The announcement was made Wednesday by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the annual award. The Lott IMPACT Trophy goes to the college defensive player who has the biggest IMPACT on his team both on and off the field. IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
SPORTS
November 29, 2013
The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation has named four finalists for the 10th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy. They are: Anthony Barr (UCLA), Chris Borland (Wisconsin), Devon Kennard (USC) and James Morris (Iowa). A National Voter Panel of more than 200 former college coaches, players, members of the media and past winners of the Lott IMPACT Trophy determined the finalists. The winner of the award will be announced at the annual banquet Dec. 8 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. The school of the winner will receive $25,000 for its general scholarship fund with each of the runner-ups receiving $5,000 for their universities.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | May 1, 2012
Newport Harbor High Coach Bill Barnett has said the 2011-12 girls' water polo team was his most cohesive unit and he has been very proud of the squad that won the CIF Southern Section Division I title. But he can't celebrate with his girls Sunday night at a CIF banquet. That's because the legendary coach is recovering from his third back surgery, which he had three weeks ago. Barnett, 69, who lives in Laguna Beach, says he will be fine and plans to be on the pool deck when practices begin next week.
NEWS
June 28, 2003
In an Irrelevant Week Lowsman Trophy banquet for the ages -- one in which Martha Burke would be extremely happy because women were allowed for the first time, ending a 27-year run of stag parties -- Mr. Irrelevant XXVIII Ryan Hoag, a small-college wide receiver, made a big impression in front of the Heisman Trophy winner and a sellout crowd of 1,200 at the Anaheim Marriott. Oh, sure, Irrelevant Week founder Paul Salata fired off his usual jokes and former USC quarterback and 2002 Heisman winner Carson Palmer shared the spotlight with Mr. Irrelevant.
NEWS
June 23, 2004
Alicia Robinson While the smell of athletes' sweat will be mercifully absent, the jocular, back-slapping atmosphere of the locker room will prevail at a fete tonight highlighting Mr. Irrelevant, the NFL's last draft pick. At tonight's "Lowsman trophy" banquet, the centerpiece event of Irrelevant Week, honoree Andre Sommersell will be roasted in the presence of his family, past NFL greats and football enthusiasts of Newport-Mesa. Sommersell is a defensive end and linebacker who attended Estancia High School as a freshman and sophomore.
NEWS
February 28, 2004
Pete Carroll, coach of the national champion USC football team, will be honored as Sportsman of the Year by the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation at the group's annual banquet March 31. The annual banquet is the chief fundraiser for the OCYSF, which has supported numerous area youth sports programs such as Costa Mesa's Save Our Youth, Challenger Soccer and the El Viento Foundation. The OCYSF has awarded prep scholar athletes with scholarships and grants worth more than $1,050.
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | September 17, 2005
Changing a lease between the city and the operator of the Castaway Restaurant drew a large crowd at Tuesday's City Council meeting who wanted to voice concerns over traffic, noise and other issues related to the popular hillside eatery. The council delayed a vote on the amended lease with Specialty Restaurant Corp. until Oct. 4 to allow staff members to make changes the council wanted. "In the big picture, they are not major issues, but do impact your business," Mayor Jef Vander Borght said to the restaurant operators.
SPORTS
January 12, 2008
LOCAL GROUP LAUDS NANTZ Sports broadcaster Jim Nantz, who has covered several sports for the CBS television network since 1985, will be honored as Sportsman of the Year when the Costa Mesa-based Orange County Youth Sports Foundation roasts him at a special banquet set for Jan. 26 at the Anaheim Marriott hotel. The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. Nantz serves as the lead play-by-play announcer for, “The NFL on CBS”; anchor of CBS’s golf coverage, including the Masters and the PGA Championship; and lead play-by-play announcer for college basketball, including the Final Four and championship.
NEWS
April 10, 2003
For the first time ever, the winner of college football's Heisman Trophy and possible first pick in the NFL draft will be honored alongside the final selection -- also known as Mr. Irrelevant -- when festivities get underway in June in Newport Beach. USC quarterback Carson Palmer -- last season's Heisman Trophy winner -- will be toasted at the annual banquet that celebrates the last pick in the NFL draft with the Lowsman Trophy. The Orange County Youth Sports Foundation will honor Palmer and Mr. Irrelevant at a banquet scheduled for June 26 at a hotel to be determined.
SPORTS
August 3, 2013
The Orange County Youth Sports Foundation will honor Teemu Selanne as the 2013 Sportsman of the Year during its 40th annual banquet at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach on Aug. 22. Selanne is the first National Hockey League player the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation will honor. Selanne is expected to make a decision soon about whether he will return to play for the Anaheim Ducks this upcoming season. The banquet is open to the public and it will help the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation raise money for community sports outreach programs and provide scholarships.
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November 29, 2013
The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation has named four finalists for the 10th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy. They are: Anthony Barr (UCLA), Chris Borland (Wisconsin), Devon Kennard (USC) and James Morris (Iowa). A National Voter Panel of more than 200 former college coaches, players, members of the media and past winners of the Lott IMPACT Trophy determined the finalists. The winner of the award will be announced at the annual banquet Dec. 8 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. The school of the winner will receive $25,000 for its general scholarship fund with each of the runner-ups receiving $5,000 for their universities.
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SPORTS
August 15, 2013
Larry Scott, the innovative and highly acclaimed commissioner of the Pac-12, will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy banquet at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach Dec. 8. The announcement was made Wednesday by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the annual award. The Lott IMPACT Trophy goes to the college defensive player who has the biggest IMPACT on his team both on and off the field. IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
SPORTS
August 3, 2013
The Orange County Youth Sports Foundation will honor Teemu Selanne as the 2013 Sportsman of the Year during its 40th annual banquet at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach on Aug. 22. Selanne is the first National Hockey League player the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation will honor. Selanne is expected to make a decision soon about whether he will return to play for the Anaheim Ducks this upcoming season. The banquet is open to the public and it will help the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation raise money for community sports outreach programs and provide scholarships.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | June 14, 2013
Estancia High School senior Erik Cerros will be the third person in his family to go to college, following the lead of his two older sisters. He'll be the second of the siblings to get there with help from the Westside Costa Mesa nonprofit Save Our Youth. SOY runs academic and recreational after-school programs designed to guide low-income students toward education and away from distractions like drugs and gangs. At a Thursday night awards banquet, SOY sent off 22 graduating seniors from schools across Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.
NEWS
From staff reports | June 1, 2012
LOS ANGELES — Three members of the staff who produce the Daily Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent and Coastline Pilot won Los Angeles Times Editorial Awards banquet Thursday night. Times Community News (TCN) South employees Mona Shadia, Barry Faulkner and Joanna Clay received recognition at the annual internal competition that recognizes the best work produced by the Los Angeles Times as well as its community and Spanish-language divisions. Shadia received the top prize for TCN South, the editor's award for her series of columns on the Muslim-American experience in Orange County.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jim de Boom | May 8, 2012
The 116 members of Orange Coast College's Circle K Club invite Circle K alumni to "A Splash of Color," the service club's end-of-year banquet May 27. The event will take place at OCC's Student Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and dinner, catered by the Newport Rib Co., will be served at 7 p.m. Alumni are invited to reserve a seat, at the presale price of $18, by sending an email by May 20 to tinamtqnguyen@gmail.com . Tickets at the door will cost $20. The banquet theme represents the club's diversity and each club member's contributions toward community service.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | May 1, 2012
Newport Harbor High Coach Bill Barnett has said the 2011-12 girls' water polo team was his most cohesive unit and he has been very proud of the squad that won the CIF Southern Section Division I title. But he can't celebrate with his girls Sunday night at a CIF banquet. That's because the legendary coach is recovering from his third back surgery, which he had three weeks ago. Barnett, 69, who lives in Laguna Beach, says he will be fine and plans to be on the pool deck when practices begin next week.
SPORTS
December 6, 2011
USC junior quarterback Matt Barkley, a Newport Beach resident who set USC season records for touchdown passes and completion percentage, was named the team's Most Valuable Player at the annual awards banquet Monday. Barkley, a three-year starter, also set four USC game records this past season: completions (35 vs. UCLA), pass yardage (468 vs. Arizona), touchdown passes (six vs. Colorado and UCLA) and total offense (470 vs. Arizona). Barkley was also named to the All-Pac 12 second team.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | June 22, 2011
For the past nine seasons, John Ireland has been the Los Angeles Lakers' sideline reporter for KCAL 9 television. But that has changed because the Corona del Mar High alumnus will now be calling the action. Ireland, a 1981 graduate of CdM, will be the play-by-play announcer on 710 ESPN radio alongside commentator and former Laker Mychal Thompson, it was announced Tuesday. Ireland, 47, who has been with KCAL since 1995, replaces Spero Dedes, now with the New York Knicks. Corona del Mar High must be proud of its alumni.
NEWS
By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | June 18, 2011
Paul Salata, the founder of Irrelevant Week, hesitated a bit before naming the biggest celebrity coming to Wednesday's All-Star Lowsman Banquet. As he thought, his daughter, Melanie Salata-Fitch said, "Oh, here it comes. " Salata, acted cool, as he said, "Clay Matthews Sr. " Matthews' son, Clay Jr., the former ironman linebacker of the Cleveland Browns, has also been confirmed for attendance to roast and toast Mr. Irrelevant Cheta Ozougwu of the Houston Texans. It will be a family affair at the banquet at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. Clay Jr.'s son, Casey Matthews, the Oregon product who is now with the Philadelphia Eagles, is also coming to the party.
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