Join the Broncos in Honoring Sam Sandmire

BOISE, Idaho Boise State University Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier would like to extend an invitation to the general public to help honor and celebrate a Bronco legend.

After 20 years at the helm of the Boise State gymnastics program, Yvonne "Sam" Sandmire is retiring from the coaching profession. In celebration of her contributions to Boise State University, a retirement and endowment dinner will be held in her honor.

The event will take place Friday, June 1, at the Caven-Williams Sports Complex, beginning with a no-host social at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will follow at 7:00 p.m., and the evening will conclude with a roast of the former Bronco coach.

Tickets to the event are $20 per person, and must be purchased by May 25. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Athletic Ticket Office at 426-4737. Only pre-purchased tickets will be available at the door.

"Sam has had a phenomenal career at Boise State and has been a valuable member of the University and Athletic Department," Bleymaier said. "While she will be missed tremendously, her legacy will live on in the program. She and her teams always represented the University with class and distinction. I hope the public will come and help us thank Sam for her good works."

Donations will also be accepted to the Yvonne "Sam" Sandmire Endowed Scholarship Fund. Please contact Denise Fitelson-Nelis (426-1797) or Megan Hamilton (426-4214) with any questions.

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