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John Granato To Speak at UST Champions Club Benefit

Photo: John GranatoJohn Granato, sports radio personality and senior vice president of operations for 1560 The Game AM Radio, will lead the lineup as the keynote speaker for the 2011 UST Champions Club Benefit Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3 in the Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, 4000 Mt. Vernon.

Granato has served as senior vice president of operations at 1560 The Game AM Radio since 2007. Granato has hosted a morning sports talk radio show in Houston since 1997. It is currently simulcast on Comcast Sports TV. Previously at SportsRadio 610, Granato came to Houston in 1993 as sports director at Channel 51. Prior to that, he was sports director at the NBC affiliate in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the ABC affiliate in Lafayette, Louisiana. He began his career as a cameraman and then weekend sports anchor at the NBC affiliate in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Granato was also the sideline reporter for the Houston Texans for five years. He has hosted various television shows and is an experienced play-by-play announcer. He lives in Bellaire with his wife Wendy and three children.

The Champions Club seeks to strengthen the University of St. Thomas intercollegiate program by enriching the student athlete experience. Club members provide financial support for the intercollegiate athletics program, encourage student athletes, and promote community awareness about the University.

Thanks to the Champions Club, the UST Intercollegiate Athletics program continues to grow. In 2011-2012, UST will add women’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf to the roster of intercollegiate sports that currently includes men’s basketball, men’s soccer and women’s volleyball.

The success of our teams has raised school spirit and engaged more alumni and friends than ever before.  Each person who attends this benefit luncheon becomes a Champions Club member and benefactor of UST student athletes.

Seating is limited, but tables and individual tickets are available. For more information or for tickets, call Laura Dozier at 713-525-3118.

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