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Eastern to honor student athletes at banquet

4/15/2013

WILBURTON, OK (April 15, 2013) – Eastern Oklahoma State College will honor its student athletes during the 45th annual Larry Stone All-Sports Banquet on Monday, April 29 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom in Wilburton.

Student athletes from basketball, baseball, softball and cheerleading will be honored for their participation in athletics this year. The prestigious Larry Stone Award will also be presented to a male and female athlete based on their overall contributions to the spirit of athletics and their demonstration of teamwork, determination, unselfishness and citizenship.

The award is named after the late Larry Stone, of Jay, who played football and baseball at Eastern in the early 1960s. Marine Lt. Stone was killed in combat while on patrol in Vietnam. Friends of the popular athlete established a fund and created the award in memory of their friend.

The featured speaker for the event is Bill Wilson, a former women’s basketball coach at Eastern and retired superintendent at Stigler.

Tickets for the event are $20 and include dinner. Limited seating is available and reservations are needed by April 22. To purchase a ticket, contact Lindy Morgan at 918-465-1732.

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