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16th Annual Mickey’s Camp for Men

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Mickey’s Camp was the long-time dream of local businessman Mickey Maurer. In 2001, this dream came true with the inaugural Mickey’s Camp. In the past fifteen years, Mickey’s Camp enabled adults to leave behind daily pressures, explore new opportunities, perfect old skills and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow campers in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

Last year more than 100 men attended the 15th annual men’s camp. The women’s and men’s camps combined to raise more than $150,000 for 110 local charities. This year we are proud to present an extraordinary array of experts for the 16th Annual Mickey’s Camp, scheduled for August 17-19, at Bradford Woods Outdoor Center.

Your time will be filled with exciting 90-minute sessions throughout Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Options include gourmet cooking, fencing, juggling, welding, grilling, trapeze, a day on the lake and so much more. You may also relax around the pool, have a massage or read a good book. Evening activities promise to be equally enjoyable as you will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with the 1975/1976 IU Basketball Team, dine on delicious cuisine, play in a poker or euchre tournament, eat s’mores around the campfire or turn the lights out early and rest up for another exciting day at camp. This year, sponsored meals include: Amore Pizzeria Ristorante, Daddy Jack’s, MLR Catering, Prime 47, and Scholars Inn Bakehouse.

Read on to learn about what’s in store for you at Mickey’s Camp. Sign up soon; reservations will be held on a first come, first served basis.

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FEATURED GUEST SPEAKER
Jerry Bepko1975/1976 IU Basketball Team Members

Contributing to the lore of Hoosier basketball which includes the wonder five of Franklin starring Johnny Wooden, Bobby Plump’s Milan miracle team of 1954 and the first undefeated high school basketball team, Oscar Robertson-led Crispus Attucks of 1955 are the Bob Knight teams of 1975 and 1976. The 1976 team is the last team to go undefeated in NCAA college basketball history. Many say that the 1975 team led by senior Steve Green was slightly better. You can argue about that while you dialogue with many of the players from these teams including Quinn Buckner, Tom Abernethy, John Laskowski, Jim Crews and Steve Green as they riff on topics including the impact of major basketball successes on their careers and lives. Bob Knight will obviously be discussed — his genius, the dark side and the special relationship between him and his team. Angelo Pizzo, award-winning sports storyteller and author of Hoosiers will facilitate this program.

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FOOD SPONSORS

AMORE PIZZERIA RISTORANTE
Amore Pizzeria Ristorante is an authentic family owned New York style pizzeria serving top quality hand made family recipes since 2003. Started by 2 brothers Chris and Dan Simone, they brought a little slice of their Italian upbringing in New York to Indiana. Since then they have been sharing their family recipes with the people of Zionsville and beyond.

 

DADDY JACK'S
For over a decade Daddy Jack’s has served up tantalizing appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, chicken, hand-cut steaks and seafood. Relax with a generous libation and you’ll quickly see why this is Indianapolis’ favorite fine dining spot for food, fun, and friends. Join the crowd for a sporting event on one of our 6 TV’s, or request a secluded corner for a romantic dinner for 2

 

MLR CATERING
Reminiscent of a French Country Manor for a member of Aristocracy, the Lucas Estate was built in 1993. Located at 1143 W. 116th St. in Carmel Indiana. The Lucas Estate has been the host to some of the most upscale events that include quite an elaborate résume of special guests including George W. Bush, Garth Brooks, Tony Dungy, Tommy Lasorda, Jon Lovitz, and Gladys Night! The Lucas Estate is known to several as the most beautiful and mesmerizing place in the state of Indiana to host unforgettable and memorable occasions! The beautifully landscaped grounds, the spacious Sports Facility, and the newly constructed Outdoor Plaza are a few of the designated areas for special events held at the Lucas Estate. Our culinary team is made up of 3 full time chefs led by our Catering Director Anthony Puma and Executive Chef Todd Shidler. The Lucas Estate catering team has experience in an array of culinary backgrounds from all around the world and is equipped in many of the latest technologies in cooking. Our catering team is exclusive to the Lucas Estate to provide a one-of-a-kind experience that is uniquely matched to the expectation of this property.

 

PRIME 47
Prime 47 is Indy's locally owned steak house at the corner of Pennsylvania and Maryland one block north of Bankers Life Fieldhouse is known for its USDA Prime Steaks, extensive wine selection and outstanding service. Relax and enjoy the ambiance, while our staff provides you with a truly personalized dining experience.

 

SCHOLARS INN
From fine seafood to scones, a great place for a cup of coffee or a luxurious place for a weekend retreat – Scholars Inn is THE provider of hospitality in Bloomington. Located in Bloomington, Indiana, home of Indiana University, Scholars Inn has served the residents and visitors for almost 15 years. Owners Lyle and Kerry Feigenbaum take pride in offering the best quality in food and service and it shows. Come and see what Scholars Inn has to offer – visit the Scholars Inn Gourmet Café & Wine Bar, Scholars Inn Bed & Breakfast, Downtown or Eastside Scholars Inn Bakehouse or pick up a bag of our famous Bakehouse Granola! With two locations, both steps from the Indiana University Campus, Scholars Inn Bakehouse is a great place to grab a sandwich or join us for a delicious breakfast. Serving deli sandwiches, burgers, gourmet salads, pastries, bagels, bakery desserts and hot coffee – we’ve got something for every taste and every meal.

 

SULLIVAN'S STEAKHOUSE
Sullivan’s Steakhouse offers an experience unlike any other American steakhouse. From the moment you walk through their door, you will get a feeling that this will be an evening to forget your cares and rekindle romance. Slip into an intimate booth and treat yourself to hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, signature cocktails and swinging live music. If you are looking to flirt with some new flavors, Sullivan’s will be your sure thing. Sullivan’s proudly serves a well-rounded selection of wine and spirits. Our extensive wine list is a recipient of Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” and offers an array of selections from around the world for everyone from the novice to the wine connoisseur. Whether out for business or a personal night with your loved one, it is always our pleasure to be your favorite local steakhouse.

 

Other sponsors

  • Backpacks – Ivy Tech Community College
  • Beer – Heineken
  • Golf Carts - Angie’s List
  • Hospitality Tent Wednesday night – JW Marriott Indianapolis
  • Hospitality Tent Thursday night – IBJ Media
  • Late-night snack – Just Pop In!
  • Morning Coffee – Mission Coffee, LLC
  • Snacks – Johnson Grossnickle & Associates
  • Turn down cookies – cookie please
  • Turn down donuts and late night snack – Square Donuts
  • Water – Republic National Distributing Company
  • Wine – Crown Liquors