Capitals’ sponsor reception breakfast

Kerces 20 February 2007 27

This morning the sponsors of the back to back champion basketballers, the Canberra Capitals, threw a celebratory breakfast for them and any fans who made it to Civic that early.

Because this breakfast was held in Civic, the government decided it didn’t have to hold a civic reception for them (as reported in the Canberra Times). Last year the Capitals got both a civic reception and a sponsors’ breakfast, and all other Canberra championship-winning sports teams have been granted civic receptions.

Quite a crowd turned out for the breakfast, which was hosted by Mix 106.3’s Mark and Lisa, and collected autographs on basketballs (big and small), whacky sticks and posters.

There were lots of excited kids around, some of whom participated in a ball spinning contest. The man in the brown jacket won the double pass to the show, somewhat bashfully considering his age compared to the other competitors.

Breakfast appeared to be hamburgers with egg, though there were men from Lions cooking sausages. There was also flavoured milk and orange juice.

There was quite a lot of media around, as well as man+dog with digital cameras (this is the ABC’s Tim Gavel)

There was some kind of official handing over of the keys to the city with Michael Costello, Jon Stanhope and Andrew Barr but I managed to miss most of it (Bill Stefaniak and Brendan Smyth were also in attendance). Coach Carrie Graf did ask what the keys opened and Mr Barr said anything she wanted.

There were several lots of kids in school uniforms whose parents were trying to hurry them along a bit so they wouldn’t be too late for class.

About 8.45 things started wrapping up but there was still business people on their way to work stopping for autographs.

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27 Responses to Capitals’ sponsor reception breakfast
atoz atoz 11:14 am 23 Feb 07

Himself??? Oh, how you assume.

terubo terubo 2:15 pm 21 Feb 07

Might be worth keeping an eye on the offensive ‘artline’ as well.

Thumper Thumper 1:43 pm 21 Feb 07

I thought that may happen…

johnboy johnboy 1:29 pm 21 Feb 07

And Atoz has earned himself a place in the moderation queue.

Well done Atoz.

Thumper Thumper 11:59 am 21 Feb 07

Good, they look so much better…

schmerica_ schmerica_ 11:58 am 21 Feb 07

Actually high waisted jeans are set to make a come back. Well, thats what the girlie magazines are saying anyway…

bonfire bonfire 10:41 am 21 Feb 07

ive seen hipsters on some women who have no discernible hips and muffin top the size of tractor tyres.

there should be a law.

Thumper Thumper 8:00 am 21 Feb 07

I hate hipsters, they kind of disrupt that nice female shape…..

Well done Caps!

jemmy jemmy 7:45 am 21 Feb 07

Maybe the coach could have chosen to wear a more appropriate pair of jeans, instead of wanky hipsters?
Lol, Mr Evil. You haven’t been shopping with the girly lately, have you? Try finding jeans that aren’t hipsters.

schmerica_ schmerica_ 10:44 pm 20 Feb 07

Atoz im sensing a little hostility towards lesbians and basketball

bonfire bonfire 8:31 pm 20 Feb 07

amazon women – oh yeah….

el el 7:37 pm 20 Feb 07

So Barr said the key could open anything: how about a school or two??? – Mr Evil

Lesbians rock! Women who won’t sleep with you for a reason other than your own inadequacies? Who could be against that! – johnboy

Both get my nomination for ‘pool room’ status.

Great shot of the plumber’s crack, too.

atoz atoz 5:08 pm 20 Feb 07

Lesbians smell as well.

johnboy johnboy 5:05 pm 20 Feb 07

Basketball is so 80’s. And it’s played by lesbians.

Lesbians rock! Women who won’t sleep with you for a reason other than your own inadequacies? Who could be against that!

Al Al 4:43 pm 20 Feb 07

I expected taller, but Jess Bibby was shorter than me – Only she and the coach were still there when I came through.
Probably why she was able to do such a good job of ducking under the others and pinching the ball off them!
Not so with footy – met up with the Broncos some years back and “little Alfie Langer” was at least an inch taller than me, meaning the big guys were huge…

Kerces Kerces 4:25 pm 20 Feb 07

He *is* interviewing a basketballer, Hasdrubahl.

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 3:47 pm 20 Feb 07

Is Tim Gavel only four feet tall – or is he kneeling for some reason?

artline artline 3:43 pm 20 Feb 07

I would have gone out to say well-done, too early for me though. Congrats to the cap’s. 2 in a row.

DJ DJ 3:20 pm 20 Feb 07

Stanhope looks unhappy… didn’t he back them? I guess the no confidence issue is spreading.

Congrats to the Caps… anybody know how many will make the Opals training camp?

atoz atoz 2:39 pm 20 Feb 07

Basketball is so 80’s. And it’s played by lesbians.

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