By Barry Poe Apr 24, 2010
SIOUX CITY — It’s that time of year again.
It’s time for so many of the young men whose lives were changed forever simply by being around the late Walt Fiegel to celebrate their former coach once again.
Members of the Walt Fiegel Foundation will hold their seventh annual auction and golf tournament May 7-8, The dinner/silent auction will be held Friday May 7 at the Bluffs Area Family Center in Sergeant Bluff and a four-man golf tournament is Saturday May 8 at Whispering Creek.
Money raised from the events support the Walt Fiegel Scholarship Fund, which annually presents $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from each of the four Sioux City High Schools, along with South Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff-Luton and Dakota Valley.
Fiegel coached East High School to 128 football victories, 22 playoff appearances and the Class 4A state title in 1984. He passed away at the age of 69 on Nov. 12, 2003.
Several East High alumni established the Walt Fiegel Foundation in 2004 with the intent of continuing the legacy of Coach Fiegel through scholarships to high school students and eventually grants to community organizations. The sole purpose of the foundation is to perpetuate the values of Coach Fiegel in his memory.
To date, there are 36 teams entered in the golf tournament, but there are still some individual openings. For information on the golf or the dinner, call Dave Croston at (712) 251-2545. Cost for the dinner/auction is $25 per person.
Croston, an East High alum and former University of Iowa All-American who went on to play for the Green Bay Packers, was one of the founding fathers of the Fiegel Foundation.
“There will be a lot of good sports memorabilia auctioned off on Friday night,” Croston said. “We have Cubs tickets, Twins tickets, Iowa stuff, autographed stuff and all kinds of other excellent memorabilia.”