Keegan to boost Sunset funds

Sunset Football Club has another football superstar visiting here in the summer – former England captain and manager Kevin Keegan. 

The club’s main social and fundraising event for this year will be a weekend with the legend on June 20 and 21.  

The weekend’s events will raise funds for all Sunset programs including its flourishing children’s project for 4-11 year old boys and girls. Over 300 kids are now involved. Other teams that will benefit are the Under-12, U-13, U-15 and U-17 boys, U-16 girls and the senior men and women. 

Keegan will be Sunset’s guest on June 20 at Margaritaville to talk about his eventful life and career which included playing for Scunthorpe, Liverpool, Hamburg, Newcastle, Southampton and England and managing Newcastle, Fulham, Manchester City and England. He will answer questions from the audience.  

Keegan will also sign autographs, have photos taken and mingle with guests throughout the evening. 

Sunset will be raffling and auctioning off some sporting memorabilia like signed shirts, photos and books.  

It will be an informal evening and everyone will have the opportunity to meet Keegan. The ticket price is $75 including a buffet meal. 

The following day Sunset will organize the Kevin Keegan Golf Day at the North Sound Club which will be a two-person scramble event with prizes and food after.  

Keegan will play and he will also be around before and after the event to socialize with players and present prizes.  

The cost is $100 for golf club members or $150 for non-members.  

In previous years Sunset has hosted footballers Peter Shilton, Jack Charlton, Geoff Hurst, Bryan Robson, Kenny Dalglish and boxer Frank Bruno and on each occasion the events have been sold out. Based on Keegan’s popularity Sunset expect another massive turnout.  

Sponsorship deals are offered. For sponsorship and more information, contact Neil Purton on 516-6290. 


Mr. Keegan
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Sunset (burgundy) always bring a top former footballer over. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD

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