Apologies for the delay (we had a couple of details to finalize) but here is the schedule for the 50th Anniversary weekend. We hope to see as many as possible for all the events but any and all are welcome to each one separately.
Fri 3rd: We will be kicking things off by attempting to recreate a few of those past tours that had us on the beach with a meet and greet at the Island Party Hut (355 Chicago Riverwalk). This starts at 6pm and goes until you go. We’ll have our own bar and the club will be kicking in for a beer or two each in the first hour or so but mixed drinks and cocktails are on you.
Sat 4th: Noon at Diversey Harbour will be the time and place for our Old Boys match vs the Blaze Fossils (possibly supplemented by the Chicago Lawyers). There will be ample opportunity for all to don their boots and a jersey one more time and see if you still have that infamous sidestep. Beer will be available post-game for those who feel a little dehydrated.
6pm is the start time of the more formal Saturday night Banquet. So, put on your finest suit and join us at the Wild Things Cafe in Lincoln Park Zoo for a chance to share some old stories with old friends. There will be a buffet style dinner and full four-hour open bar included in your ticket purchase. For those who have not yet bought a ticket, you can still get one at http://lincolnparkrfc.
We will have a silent auction where you can bid on various LPRFC paraphernalia from years past and we’ll a few items for sale too. These are limited, so first-come first-served. There will also be a souvenir program to take with you.
Post event, we will take a short trip over to the Galway Arms (2442 N. Clark) where our props can finally complete the story they began a couple of hours earlier of that 60 yards try they once scored. Galway is owned by one of our former coaches Terry Geoghan.
Sun 5th: For those still the stamina to continue, we’ll meet at the Piggery patio (1625 Irving Park Road) from noon onward for a laid-back Sunday Funday.
To all those who have been part of this club, whether able to attend or not, we thank you all for being part of the LPRFC family.