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Snyder to headline the Central Kansas Catbackers Banquet on June 8
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Bill Snyder

Bill Snyder, head football coach at Kansas State University, will be the featured speaker at the Central Kansas Catbacker Banquet and Dinner on Wednesday, June 8, at Stoneridge Country Club in Great Bend. Jeff Mittie, head coach of the women’s basketball program and Gabe Romo, assistant coach of the women’s soccer program will also be featured speakers. 

Other dignitaries’ from K-State include Wyatt Thompson, the voice of the Wildcats, Laird Veatch, deputy athletics director of K-State Athletics, Mike Clark, senior director of development of K-State Athletics, Amy Button Renz, president and CEO of K-State Alumni, Andrew Hamor, associate athletic director for development of K-State Athletics, Matt Giller, assistant director of development of K-State Athletics, and Gavin Hargrave, associate director of alumni programs. There will also be K-State student-athletes and Willie the Wildcat present at the banquet. 

The Central Kansas Catbackers will recognize and award three High School Senior recipients of the area with $1,000 scholarships at the Banquet this year. This is the 1st year the Central Kansas Catbackers have given away scholarship monies. Applications for the scholarship were sent to all high schools in the Barton, Stafford and Pawnee Counties.

The Banquet event will begin with a Social mixer starting at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner to follow at 6:15. Tickets may be purchased at the door but the committee would prefer reservations be sent in to obtain a count for the festivities. There will be silent and live auction items to bid on throughout the night. Tickets to the banquet with dinner and membership are $40 per person.

The Catbacker four-person golf scramble will be held on Saturday, June 4, with registration at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10. Entries are due by May 31st and include green fees, cart rental and a lunch ticket for each golfer. Costs per team are $400. Registration for the golf tournament can be done with Stoneridge Country Club at 620-792-4306 or on-line with the link listed below. 

For ticket information contact 785-282-0665 or register online at