The Thornton High School and the Thornton Alumni Legacy Fund invite alumni and friends to the re-dedication of the Lou Boudreau Room at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Thornton Township High School gymnasium.
Boudreau is a Thornton grad who starred in basketball and baseball in high school and at the University of Illinois. He played baseball for the Cleveland Indians and later was a player-manager. Boudreau went on to serve as one of the WGN radio voices of the Chicago Cubs for several years, teaming with Vince Lloyd.
The event will feature film clips of vintage moments in Thornton sports history, including the 1961 basketball team, which was runner-up, the 1966 football team that was mythical state champion and the 1990 state champion football team.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to attend, as well as Senate President John Cullerton and Sen. Napoleon Harris. There will be numerous former Thornton athletes on hand, notably LaMarr Thomas, Richard Raterre, Paul Gilliam, Jim Ard, Tai Streets, Lloyd Batts, Eric Fox, Rod Higgins and Phil Gary.
Boudreau's daughter Sharon will be in attedance as well as former basketball coaches Bill Purden, Ron Ferguson, Tom Hanrahan, Sam Cameli and Rocky Hill, and current basketball coach Troy Jackson.
Thornton football coach and athletic director Bill Mosel will also be present.
For more information, contact Kay Rampke at email@example.com or (708) 225-4094.
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