NEPA will be hosting its Annual Dinner on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at The Woodland Inn, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
This year’s Keynote speaker will be Raghib “Rocket” Ismail.
Raghib “Rocket” Ismail, one of the most decorated athletes in Wilkes-Barre sports history, was a standout for Meyers in the 1980s and then went on to become one of college football’s most dangerous players at Notre Dame. He was a two-time All-American and finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting to Ty Detmer in 1990. Ismail also helped the Fighting Irish win a national championship in 1988.
A wide receiver, Ismail recorded two 1,000-yard receiving seasons in the NFL and was a CFL All-Star in 1991, as well as the Most Valuable Player of the 79th Grey Cup. Rocket was the number one overall pick in the 1991 NFL draft. His NFL career spanned 9 years playing for the Oakland Raiders, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers. In 2004, College Football News named Ismail the No. 75 player on its list of the Top 100 Greatest College Football Players of All-Time. He was also selected by Sports Illustrated to the 85-man roster of its all-20th Century college football team. Most recently Rocket was named to the College Football Hall of Fame with the Class of 2019.
Last year our Annual Dinner was attended by nearly 300 business and community leaders from around the region. This year’s event is sure to be another great networking opportunity.
A reception will be held starting at 4:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. Attendance costs: NEPA Members receive one complimentary ticket; additional Member ticket – $75 per person; NEPA Board Member – $65 per person; Non-Member – $85 per person; Tables of 10 – $65 per person. Please RSVP by September 20, 2019. Cancellations after September 20, 2019 are non-refundable.
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The Woodlands Inn is offering guests a discounted group rate. Please check back for updates.
please call 570-655-5581 or 866-758-1929.