July 21, 2009
Orlando, FL (www.UCFAthletics.com) -
UCF head football coach George O'Leary will be the featured guest speaker today at the monthly luncheon for the Rotary Club of Cocoa, held at the Community Dining Room at Brevard Community College (1519 Clearlake Road in Cocoa) this afternoon beginning at 12:15 p.m.
Around since 1924, The Rotary Club of Cocoa is active in community service, especially in the creation of youth programs. Among the Rotary Club of Cocoa's prominent programs have been area blood banks, Cocoa High School's Interact Club, BCC's Rotaract Club, organizing the Crippled Children's Clinic in 1964, and the creation of Rotary Clubs in Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island. Among their current projects is their sponsoring of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Rockledge and assembling of "book bags" donations for area elementary schools.
Throughout the offseason, UCF's two-time Conference USA Coach of the Year, O'Leary, has been very active in the Greater Orlando community, speaking with several organizations and clubs on the prospects of the upcoming 2009 college football season. Audiences have been able to get a keen insight into the development of the UCF football program, as well as discussion on the successful growth of UCF Athletics to date.
O'Leary enters his sixth season at UCF in 2009, and has so far brought the school its two postseason bowl berths - the2005 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl and the 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Additionally, O'Leary's 2007 team, led by consensus All-American Kevin Smith, finished with a program-high 10-win season and its first conference championship since the program shed its independent status after the 2001 season.
Upcoming featured UCF Athletics events (further information at UCFAthletics.com):
Aug. 6: Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast sponsored by UCF at the Hilton Altamonte
Aug. 21: UCF Football Countdown to Kickoff Luncheon presented by Bright House Networks at the UCF Arena
Aug. 23: 2009 UCF Football Fall FanFest at Bright House Networks Stadium
Sept. 24 Orlando Rotary Monthly Luncheon at the Sorosis Club Downtown Orlando
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