Ollie, Bike to be honored at Franciscan Sports Banquet

UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie will receive the Saint Francis Award and former Sacred Heart basketball coach Dave Bike will also be honored on June 10 at the 29th annual Franciscan Sports Banquet and silent auction, which benefits the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care.

The banquet is scheduled to run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Tickets are $60 per person, and children under 12 are $30.00. For reservations or more information visit www.flcenter.org or call 203-237-8084

Honored guests are:

  • Saint Francis Award:  Kevin Ollie, UConn men’s basketball coach
  • Saint Clare Award: Jackie MacMullan, award-winning columnist, author and sports commentator, ESPN;
  • Jim Calhoun Community Service Award:  Guy DeFrances, Sr., Esquire;
  • The Dean of Sport Award, Dave Bike, retired SHU coach
  • Special recognition to Jon Proto, Defensive Tackle, Mount Ida College;
  • North Haven and Southington Football Teams;
  • Connecticut Special Olympians.


William Paxton