Blue Hen Fans Invited to Join Delaware Football Coach K.C. Keeler for Benefit Dinner at Caffé Gelato June 16
June 13, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Chris Permar
NEWARK, Del. -- Blue Hen football fans are invited to join University of Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler and his wife, Janice, when the couple hosts a wine and dinner benefit event this Thursday, June 16, at Caffé Gelato Restaurant on Main Street.
The annual Toast to Delaware Football Fans gives fans the chance to enjoy a great meal, sample wines, and help out a great cause.
Reservations are just $65 per person, which includes a $22 tax deductible donation that benefits The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. To reserve a spot, call 302-738-5811 or go online to www.caffegelato.net.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. with a reception featuring a William Hill Chardonnay.
The menu will include Pan Seared Day-Boat Diver Scallop served with an aged balsamic drizzle over a prosciutto risotto paired with a Alamos Torrantes wine for the appetizer. That will be followed by a salad of mixed berries and sun dried fruit served over mixed greens with toasted pecans, crumbled goat cheese, grilled red onions, roasted red peppers and a balsamic vinaigrette paired with a Mac Murray Pinot Noir.
Following a lemon-lime sorbetto for intermezzo, the main entree will be a grilled center cut filet mignon with Madiera-truffle essence; porcini-pomme puree, grill asparagus; and crispy pancetta and shallots served with a Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet. A dessert of salted caramel will close out the evening.
K.C. Keeler concluded yet another outstanding season at the helm of the University of Delaware football squad this past fall when he led the Blue Hens to a 12-3 record, a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title, and a berth in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision championship game.
In 2010, Keeler was also selected as the American Football Coaches Association National Coach of the Year while also earning Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year honors for outstanding success and community service. He also became the first coach to be named the Tri-State Coach of the Year three times by the prestigious Maxwell Football Club. Most recently, he was named the 2010 FieldTurf FCS National Coach of the Year.