"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Al McGuire wants to play Kansas City

...and could use your help.

The Marquette Club of Kansas City is undertaking an initiative to bring the Dick Enberg-authored stage play, "Don't Undress Until You Die: The Wit and Wisdom of Al McGuire," to Kansas City this November, just days before the Warriors hit the court at the 2010 CBE Classic.

The Marquette Club has the full support of both Dick Enberg and the booking agency responsible for promoting the newly expanded one-man show. Now the Club needs to raise money ASAP to secure a performance in Kansas City on November 20. Michael Grimaldi and Dick Cook from the MU Club in Kansas City are spearheading the effort and are working to secure $25,000 of financial or in-kind support. The guys are working with several local businesses and the MU alumni network in Kansas City, with promising results.

If you’re planning to attend the CBE in Kansas City and want to see the show – or if you’re just interested in helping fellow Marquette alums share the institution's karma via the Patron Saint of Marquette Hoops please contact Dick Cook at dick.cook@hostessbrands.com or Michael Grimaldi at mgrimaldi@trozzolo.com

If you need a refresher on the critically acclaimed one-man show about Coach Al please check out our interview with Enberg from last year.

The CBE Classic is scheduled for November 22 and 23. The Classic this year features Marquette, Gonzaga, Kansas State and current national champion Duke.


Michael Grimaldi said...

Thanks to Tim for this post. We decided today that we must set a Labor Day deadline for sponsorships. If you or anybody you know loves Al McGuire, please contact us as soon as possible.

Also, FYI, we're advised that playwright Dick Enberg has added material from previous versions of the play, and they promoter has given the play a new, showbizzy title in hopes of staging it around the country: Coach: The Untold Story of College Basketball Legend Al McGuire.

Al, by the way, was quoted in a website story posted by The Kansas City Star today. Check it out: http://campuscorner.kansascity.com/node/1036

Michael Grimaldi said...

We continue to seek sponsorships. Due to venue commitments, we need more and significant sponsorships before Labor Day. Time is getting short. Please contact Dick Cook (Dick.cook@hostessbrands.com) or Michael Grimaldi (mgrimaldi@earthlink.net). Meantime, check out this promo video: http://www.mondaysessionsmedia.com/coach/