Join basketball legend Bill Walton at the second Frank Jobe Memorial Gala on October 23 at the Riverside Convention Center. The black-tie event starts with a reception at 7 p.m., followed by dinner and an evening of conversation with the long-time star of the NBA’s Boston Celtics and San Diego Clippers. In 1977, Walton was named the NBA finals Most Valuable Player. After retiring as a player, Walton went on to a successful second career as a television sportscaster, winning an Emmy in 2001.


Emcee for the evening will be Jeff Fellenzer, a professor in the USC Annenburg School for Communication and Journalism. A frequent commentator on sports business and editor of sports books, Fellenzer was a writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times for almost eight years.


Special guest at the gala will be Stan Morrison, the only coach in NCAA history to lead three different basketball teams from the same state to the NCAA Tournament, In 1999, Morrison became athletic director for the University of California, Riverside. Since retirement, Morrison has been deeply involved in the local community, including the La Sierra University Athletics Advisory Board.