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    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Head coach Pat Fitzgerald and his wife, Stacy, will be the special guests at this year's first CatBackers luncheon.
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    Head coach Pat Fitzgerald and his wife, Stacy, will be the special guests at this year's first CatBackers luncheon.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Aug. 14, 2012

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Twenty years ago a group of female Northwestern football fanatics founded the CatBackers with goal of getting a better grasp on the Xs and Os of the game, as well as an appreciation of what the various coaches try to accomplish with their specific units.

    The group has grown to include men, as well, and multiple events are held during the year. Coaches and selected players are present for all events as well as celebrity emcees.

    This year the kick-off luncheon, featuring NU head coach Pat Fitzgerald and his wife, Stacy, will be held September 6 at the Stadium Club at Ryan Field. The luncheon begins at 11:30 with a meet and greet, then moves on to lunch and an inside look at the different ways the coach and his wife approach the season.

    Future luncheons include:

    October 25, Ryan Field Stadium Club, 1501 Central, Evanston
    11:30 a.m., noon luncheon with program
    Special guests: Pat and Stacy Fitzgerald

    Sept. 20, Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Ave., Evanston
    6-8 p.m. Appetizers, Cash Bar
    Special guests: Ted Albrecht, color analyst, Wildcat football
    Cody Cejda, Director Football Operations

    October 25, Ryan Field Stadium Club, 1501 Central, Evanston
    11:30 a.m., noon luncheon with program
    Special guest, Jim Phillips, Director of Athletics and Recreation
    Randy Bates, Linebacker Coach

    Nov. 8, Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Ave., Evanston
    11:30 social, noon luncheon with program
    Special guest Dave Eanet, WGN Radio Sports Director
    Adam Cushing, Offensive Line Coach

     

     

    Luncheons are $25 per person, and a one time annual membership fee is $25 per person.

    For more information, contact Tammy Walker at 847-467-4799 or t-walker@northwestern.edu

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