The Huskies Football Foundation today announced Rueben Mayes will be the guest speaker. The Breakfast will be held on Thursday May 2 and tickets can be purchased by downloading this form or by ordering online.
Mayes first gained notoriety as a running back at North Battleford Comprehensive High School in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. In 1980 Mayes led the NBCHS Vikings to an undefeated season and the SHSAA 3A Provincial Football championship.
In 1981 he set a provincial record in the 100 metre race at the SHSAA provincial track and field championship that still stands.
Mayes played for the Washington State University Cougars, where he became All-American and finished tenth in the Heisman Trophy race. Mayes set single-season and career-rushing records (1,632; 3,519 yards) with the Cougars, and established an NCAA record for most rushing yards in one game (357 vs. Oregon in 1984). That record remains the Pacific-10 Conference record.
He was drafted in the third round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. He proceeded to win the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award that year. Although his NFL career was hampered by injuries, he was named to the Pro Bowl twice. Mayes played five seasons with the Saints before being traded to the Seattle Seahawks for the final two years of his career.
On May 1, 2008, Rueben was elected to the US College Football Hall of Fame.
“It will be great to have Rueben speak at the 13th Dogs’ Breakfast,” said Huskies Head Coach Brian Towriss. “He had a great career in high school in Saskatchewan and played at the highest level of football in the NFL. He is an inspiration to many kids in the province.”
Just a quick note to say that the Huskies Football Foundation will be announcing the Dogs’ Breakfast guest speaker on Tuesday Jan 15th. If you would like to purchase tickets to the breakfast, you can download the ticket purchase form here.
The breakfast will be held on Thursday May 2.
The Huskies Football Foundation announced today that CFL All Star and NFL Pro Bowl Quarterback Jeff Garcia will be the keynote speaker at the twelfth edition of the Dogs Breakfast.
Jeff Garcia is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans. A four-time CFL All-Star and four-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, Garcia began his professional football career with the Calgary Stampeders as an un-drafted free agent in 1994. Garcia took over as starter in 1995 when Doug Flutie was sidelined midway through the season. In his second start filling in for Flutie, Garcia set a team record with 546 passing yards and six touchdown passes in the Labour Day game against Edmonton. In 1997, Garcia won the Jeff Nicklin Trophy, an award to the Most Outstanding Player in the CFL Western Division. Garcia led the Stampeders to the Western Final in 1996 and to the Western Semi-Final in 1997. In 1998, he led the Stampeders to a Grey Cup Victory over the Hamilton Tiger Cats. In 1999, Garcia debuted with the San Francisco 49ers. Since 2003, he has also played for the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Oakland Raiders. In 2010, Garcia played for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.
Garcia is the sixth legendary quarterback to speak at the Dogs Breakfast since the football scholarship fundraiser began twelve years ago. He joins quarterbacks Ron Lancaster, Russ Jackson, Warren Moon, Matt Dunigan, and Damon Allen among others on the list of outstanding key note speakers featured at past Breakfasts.
Moira Sheridan, Chair of the 12th Annual Dogs Breakfast, commented: “As a result of the hard work of a diverse group of individuals committed to the ongoing success of the Huskies Football program, I am proud to be the Chairperson of one of Canada’s premier University Football fundraising events. It is always an exciting morning for football fans to hear gridiron legends speak and see the new recruits. This year’s edition of the Breakfast will be no exception.”
The Dogs Breakfast takes place at Prairieland Park on Thursday May 3rd. As in the past, a huge crowd is expected and guests are reminded to arrive early to catch the “Pre-Game Interviews” and be seated prior to the Official Program at 7:30 AM. Doors will open at 6:45 AM. $100 tickets and $800 tables may be purchased online at www.huskiesfootballfoundation.com. For more information contact Huskie Athletics at 966-1002.
Damon Allen is a former professional quarterback in the Canadian Football League, most recently with the Toronto Argonauts. Allen leads the alltime pro football passing chart with 72,381 passing yards; he surpassed Warren Moon’s total of 70,553 yards (in both the CFL and NFL combined) on September 4, 2006 at the annual Labour Day Classic. The 2007 season marked Allen’s twenty-third season in the CFL. He retired on May 28, 2008 at age 44.
Allen is the younger brother of NFL Hall of Famer Marcus Allen. Allen has been mentioned as one of the greatest CFL quarterbacks of all time; he has 4,220 more passing yards than second-place Anthony Calvillo as of the end of the 2010 CFL season. In addition, he stands fifteenth on the all time professional rushing list (third on the all time CFL list behind Mike Pringle and George Reed) and retired only 323 yards behind his brother Marcus.
With a quiet confidence, sense of fun and storytelling, Allen brings to audiences his unique perspective on leadership and teamwork. He might even throw one of his infamous passes into the crowd, so be ready!
You can purchase tables or tickets by calling 966-1002.
If you would prefer to mail your payment in, please download and print the form by clicking here.
There is also a poster that you can hang in your office, storefront, coffee room or lounge. Download and print the file by clicking here.
Thanks! See you at Dogs’ Breakfast XI!!
Dogs’s Breakfast XI will be held on Thursday April 28 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. The formal event starts at 7:30am, with the pre-breakfast program beginning at 7:00am.
The Huskies Football Foundation will be announcing the guest speaker in the coming weeks. In the meantime, many people have asked about purchasing tickets, so we have included a form that you can download and mail or fax in. Online ticket sales will start in a few weeks.
“The scholarship funds raised at the Dogs’ Breakfast are the lifeline of our football program,” said Huskies Head Coach Brian Towriss. “Without the amazing support of the community, we would not be a competitive football team. We thank you for your support in the past and hope to see you at Dogs’ Breakfast XI.”
All of the proceeds from the breakfast go to the scholarships for Huskie Football.
Click here to order your tickets today.
We will be updating the website this week with news about Dogs’ Breakfast 11.
There is one prize that remains unclaimed after the Dogs’ Breakfast this morning. The winner will receive an autographed Warren Moon jersey. The prize must be claimed by Monday May 3 at noon. The winning ticket is 424074. If you have that ticket, please email email@example.com. Thanks!
With the sold out Dogs’ Breakfast 10 only two days away, the Huskies Football Foundation has announced that there will be a live auction and a silent auction at the event.
The Silent Auction will contain sports memorabilia from around North America including some Team Canada goods
There will be two items up for grabs in the live auction, a Green Bay Packers fan experience and a Saskatchewan Roughriders fan experience.
Green Bay Packers fan experience: includes a trip for two economy flight to Green Bay, two nights hotel, tickets to a Packers game, souvenirs, tour of the stadium with Ron Fisher and Packers staff, tickets to the tailgate party and other events. The winner will travel with Ron Fischer, our local Green Bay fanatic, and get a special Packers treatment to get a true sense what it feels like to be at Lambeau field.
Saskatchewan Roughrider fan experience: includes four tickets to the July 17th game against the Edmonton Eskimo’s, limo transportation down to Regina (supplied by Connoisseur Limousines), tickets to the pre-game meal, sideline pass with the Riders during pre-game and the singing of the national anthem. The winners will also receive access to the Green and White lounge during the game.
The Dogs’ Breakfast doors open at 6:45am with the pre-breakfast interviews starting around 7:00. The official program begins at 7:30 sharp on Thursday April 29 at Prairieland Park Hall E.
The Tenth Anniversary of the Huskies Football Foundation Dogs Breakfast is officially a Sell-Out!
More than 2,000 Huskies supporters purchased tickets for the best football fundraising breakfast in Canada. The April 29 event, in the largest Hall at Prairieland Park, features CFL and NFL Legend Warren Moon plus the introduction of the 2010 Huskies Recruits. The Foundation thanks all ticket buyers for their support for what promises to be the Best Dogs Breakfast of the Decade!
Doors open at 6:45am. The pre-breakfast interviews start at 7:00am with the full production beginning at 7:30. The breakfast should wind up by 8:45.