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Capitals’ sponsor reception breakfast

By 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 5:08 pm 20 Feb 07

Lesbians smell as well.

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 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 4:25 pm 20 Feb 07

He *is* interviewing a basketballer, Hasdrubahl.

Hasdrubahl 3:47 pm 20 Feb 07

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

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 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 2:39 pm 20 Feb 07

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

Mr Evil 1:22 pm 20 Feb 07

Maybe the coach could have chosen to wear a more appropriate pair of jeans, instead of wanky hipsters?

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

Well done to the Capitals too.

Al 12:27 pm 20 Feb 07

Yeah Kerces, maybe it would be a bit more respectful to crop the bottom (pun intended) off the coach’s photo??

Thumper 12:21 pm 20 Feb 07

Toriness, I agree. Bloody hell, the Raiders win a game and they throw a civic reception.

Why shouldn’t the girls have one?

toriness 12:18 pm 20 Feb 07

It’s appalling that there isn’t a civic reception – for the reasons outlined in the CT article which I will not repeat.

Bonfire you are a child as usual.

mutley 11:35 am 20 Feb 07

Photo 2 – you could park a Harley in that Plumber’s crack.

Hasdrubahl 11:22 am 20 Feb 07

Guy in brown jacket + ball looks like everyone’s naff uncle.

bonfire 11:13 am 20 Feb 07

im waiting for the nude calendar.

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