Feb. 21, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - It has the makings of being the most-talked about non-sporting event of the year.
An artful blend of accomplishment and fun.
And it is exclusive to John Purdue Club members.
It is the inaugural Golden Pete Awards show to celebrate the achievements of Boilermaker student-athletes for the past 12 months. It is scheduled for April 7, beginning at 7 p.m., at the fabulous Loeb Playhouse on campus.
In addition to presenting traditional honors like the Big Ten Medal of Honor, Distinguished Scholar Athlete Award, Varsity Walk Award and Wooden Leadership Institute Certificate of Achievement, there will be recognitions for outstanding performance of the year, top pregame ritual and more. Talent performances by student-athletes will be sprinkled into the festivities.
Modeled after the popular ESPYS Award show, the Golden Pete Awards show also will serve as a senior sendoff to Purdue student-athletes and those students who are involved in behind-the-scenes roles.
The hosts for the show will be former football star and two-time Super Bowl champion Rosevelt Colvin and former soccer standout Lauren Varnau. Current student Madeline Plesac will serve as roving reporter and conduct interviews with members of the audience.
The Golden Pete Awards show is hosted by the John Purdue Club and the Varsity P Club.
John Purdue Club members are asked to RSVP by March 29 by calling 765-494-3248 or by sending an email.
Attire for the event is dressy casual.