2008-09-05 / Sports

The Lobster House Is Ready to Rock

By Joe McGivney

The Rockaway Beach Volleyball League will celebrate the completion of their 19th season at a gala awards dinner at the Lobster House at 375 Beach 92nd Street next Friday, 9/12 from 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. A good time is predicted for all attendees. The cost is $55 in advance, $60 at the door and includes an open bar with your favorite adult beverages. You will be fed via a Hawaiian luau buffet and you will be entertained by the music of DJ Tommy Tunes. The dress code is casual and a Hawaiian luau really cries out for a Hawaiian shirt, don't you think? The tackier the better!

And don't worry about the weather as a party tent will be erected over the outside deck so that it can be used rain or shine. Who knows? Maybe a roasted pig will even show up. A highlight of the evening should be the final showdown between Bar 13 NYC, the Rockaway Breakers and the Pier 92 Piranha's for the RBVL Dancing with the Stars championship.

Many captains have called to reserve tables for their teams and attendance should be high. While your RSVP's and reservations have been coming in your money has not!

This is just a reminder that Denise and Patty will be collecting money in advance only up until next Tuesday, September 9. After that, the price goes up to $60 at the door on the evening of the party. Call Denise at 347-866-4570 or Patty at 917-613-0908 ASAP to make arrangements.

Please leave a detailed message if you reach their voice mails. Even if your team is not attending the dinner it would be a big help if you called to let us know. To those of you, who have responded already, thanks. To those who have not, it's only one week away; pick up the phone and call now - operators are standing by! In case you misplaced your original invitation, the details of the awards dinner can be found below.

Continue to check our website (www. rbvl.com) for photos and stories in the upcoming weeks. If you have any pictures you'd like to have posted, send them to sica@rbvl.com. We'd be happy to add them to the website. You can expect that John's annual video and photo presentation at the dinner will be an Emmy winner once again.

Awards will be given out to the six division champs; Freedhand's Yankees, the Big Mahooshkas, the Wave, JG Electric, Kerry Hills Pub and bhyc.com. Some surprise awards will almost certainly follow. Bring your dancing shoes or your "Cement Shoes", whatever you need to kick up a storm. Shoes that kick off easily are always practical. Dress any way that makes you feel comfortable but remember it's a luau. Last year the fashion ranged from casual beach to elegant chic. Many outstanding Hawaiian shirts showed up as well as some classy dresses and you can expect more of the same this year.

After the big dinner-dance you can take six months off and not think about volleyball until February, when planning begins for 2009. We hope to see everyone back again. Your enthusiasm and sportsmanship make the league so great! The games are over but summer is not, so we'll still see you on the beach. And we hope to see you on the dance floor at the awards dinner on September 12.

Before signing off, we ask you to keep the McGoldrick family in your thoughts and prayers as Marie and Regina's dad, Butch, passed away over the Labor day weekend. Go Irish!"

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