Kentucky Wesleyan College will serve as the title sponsor for November’s Rooster Booster event, the monthly business breakfast hosted by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce. The event will be hosted at the Owensboro Convention Center on Nov. 2 at 7:30 a.m. The featured speaker will be former Panther basketball great George Tinsley ’69 of Winter Haven, Fla., president and CEO of PenGeo, Inc., and Tinsley Group, Inc.
After playing basketball for Louisville Male High School, Tinsley was recruited by Wesleyan Head Basketball Coach Guy Strong and led the Panthers to their first NCAA Division II National Championship in 1966, his freshman year. Two more titles followed in 1968 and 1969. He received All-American recognition as a junior and senior and was an alternate on the 1968 U.S. Olympic Team. He played professionally in the American Basketball Association.
He is a member of the Wesleyan Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013 and the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2011 and will be inducted to the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame in Evansville on Nov. 2.
$12 for members with reservation
$15 for members without reservation
$20 for non-members
For a reservation, call the Chamber office at 270-926-1860 before Wednesday, Nov. 1, at noon.