App State Announces 2023 Legends; Gala Registration Open

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April 26, 2023
Shirley Townsend Bryant
April 26, 2023
App State Announces 2023 Legends; Gala Registration Open


BOONE, N.C. – Eight accomplished App State alums will be recognized at this year’s Legends Gala, the premier annual celebration of App State Athletics that recognizes the remarkable achievements of Mountaineers connected to the University and the High Country.


This year’s Gala will be held Friday, June 23 in the Grandview Ballroom of Kidd Brewer Stadium’s north end zone facility. Table and seat reservations can be made now.

The 2023 Legends Gala: Forever a Mountaineer will feature keynote speaker Dexter Coakley as one of the eight Legends being recognized.


2023 Legends

Jane Albright, Basketball

Donna Breitenstein, Tennis

Jane (Cline) Jakubik, Soccer

Dexter Coakley, Football

Zach Hollis, Track & Field/Cross Country

Ronshad Shabazz, Basketball

Danielle Thorpe, Track & Field

Austin Trotman, Wrestling


The event will also include new and exciting silent and live auctions, interactive exclusive App State experiences, dinner, live entertainment and a surprise finale to close the evening. Guests will be invited to wear their favorite App State-themed sneakers to go with their cocktail attire at this year’s event.

A table reservation, which includes six seats and a “legend” or current student-athlete to be seated at your table, is $5,000 (includes a $4,000 tax-deductible gift).

Individual seats for the event are $600 per person (includes a $475 tax-deductible gift) and $1,200 per couple (includes a $950 tax-deductible gift).