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Annual Grinnell College Men’s & Women’s Basketball Team Dinner

January 14, 2020

St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park hosted the Grinnell College Men’s and Women’s basketball teams at a dinner in the Social Center on January 9. The athletes and coaches enjoyed a delicious dinner of beef brisket, chicken parmesan, baked potatoes, corn, Caesar salad and brownies prepared by the St. Francis Manor Culinary staff—a real treat for the teams since the college dining services are closed during winter break.

Photo above: Seeland Park resident Ginger Sterk hosts a table of Pioneer basketball players.

“This has become a tradition for nearly a decade now and something we look forward to each year,” said Executive Administrator Dion Schrack. “Many Seeland Park residents enjoy watching the college games so this is a win-win for everyone—the players get a good dinner and the Seeland Park “fans” get to interact with the players.”

Following dinner, special entertainment was provided by several Pioneer players including Sofia Ahooja and Dean Mazlish who played piano solos as well as returning banjo player Derek Jones.  

“Thanks to all the talented athletes for providing the Grinnell community with great entertainment on the Pioneer basketball court,” said Dion.

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