Seattle Coaches Cruise This Weekend

This weekend the second annual "Coaches Cruise" sets sail, hosted by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Vandal Scholarship Fund (VSF). Guests of honor at this event include Dennis Erickson (Idaho Football Head Coach) and Rob Spear (Idaho Athletics Director). Space is still available for this opportunity to mingle with Idaho fans and alums, view the Seattle waterfront, and catch up on the changes happening within the Idaho Athletic Department.

Final preparations have been made and the schedule is set for an evening cruise on Puget Sound with Elliott Bay Argosy Cruises on Saturday, May 6, 2005, organized by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Vandal Scholarship Fund.

Courtesy Argosy Cruises
Partially enclosed upper deck includes spacious open deck space.
This premiere event, scheduled to take place on Argosy's "Lady Mary" touring vessel, celebrates Dennis Erickson's return to the University of Idaho as the Vandals Head Football Coach. The 3 hour cruise, which sets sail at 6:30pm sharp on Saturday, May 6, provides outstanding views of the Seattle skyline, Elliott Bay, and the majestic Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges at sunset. The Lady Mary offers 2 decks, including a spacious and fully enclosed main deck with a private catering area. The second deck is partially enclosed with open deck space. A no-host, full-service bar is available on both the main and upper decks, while appetizers will be served on the main deck and are included in the ticket price.

Guest speakers at this event will include:

  Rob Spear, University of Idaho Director of Athletics
  Dennis Erickson, University of Idaho Head Football Coach

Legendary coach DENNIS ERICKSON returns to Idaho after winning two national championships at Miami, rebuilding the Oregon State program, and two NFL stops at San Francisco and Seattle.
Remaining space is going fast for this rare western Washington event. Individual tickets are available for $55, and tickets can also be purchased in pairs for $100. To make arrangements to pay at the dock, please contact Puget Sound VSF President PAT LEWIS ('92) at 425-273-6322 or email him at

Boarding for this event begins at 6:00pm on Pier 55 (Seattle Waterfront). THE BOAT DEPARTS AT 6:30PM SHARP (there is a Mariner's game the same night, so plan your trip to the pier accordingly)! The Lady Mary will return to shore at 9:30PM.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Vandal Scholarship Fund, which funds over 300 student-athlete scholarships at the University of Idaho.

Don't wait, CALL and purchase your tickets today!

Courtesy Argosy Cruises
The Lady Mary offers a spacious and fully enclosed main deck with a private catering area. The second deck is partially enclosed with extensive open deck space.

Courtesy Argosy Cruises
Two no-host, full-service bars will be open throughout the event on the main and upper decks.

Courtesy Argosy Cruises
View of the fully enclosed main deck, but dressed out in Vandal colors (not necessarily the wedding reception fittings shown here). Catered appetizers will be provided on this deck.

Courtesy Argosy Cruises
A view from the partially enclosed upper deck. Speakers mounted to the ceiling make it possible for the Guest Speakers to be heard clearly on both decks.

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