In news that was expected, the Cauliflower Alley Club announced that due to heightened numbers of COVID-19 infections in the United States, especially in Nevada, it has cancelled its 2020 reunion, which had been scheduled for September 21-23, originally moved from April.
This is the email that went out to CAC remembers from President and CEO Brian Blair:
Dear CAC family,
Due to the C-19 pandemic and the safety of our reunion attendees, along with Nevada state C-19 protocol, we have postponed the 55th reunion which was scheduled for September 21st-23rd, 2020.
Our 55th reunion has been rescheduled for April 25th-28th, 2021. Discount rooms will be available to those that have purchased reunion tickets and have a “Passkey code,” from April 21st-28th, 2021.
The Gold Coast Hotel and Casino will automatically refund existing room deposits to your credit card. Room reservations for the new 2021 dates will begin December 1st, 2020.
This move has been contemplated by our hard working, all volunteer staff for the past several weeks. We also wanted to ensure that our Deposit with the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino (Boyd gaming), would not be jeopardized and this has been resolved to our satisfaction, with 100% of the deposit moved to the new 2021 dates.
Everyone that has purchased their 55th reunion ticket(s) has 1 of 3 options:
1) Receive a full refund.
2) Donate your reunion ticket to the CAC Benevolent fund for a tax write off.
3) Leave your deposit on hand to ensure that you have a seat for the April, 2021 reunion.
Since we have 1 person handling your choice in regard to “Reunion tickets,” please allow our CAC Treasurer, Darlene Kreis, ample time to process your request. Your request can be made via email or in writing to 1 of the following addresses: [email protected] or Cauliflower Alley Club, 10823 Indian Hills Ct., Unit 29, Seminole, FL 33777.
Your understanding during this most challenging time is greatly appreciated!
Together we will strive to fulfill the “Mission statement” of the CAC, while adhering to our “Creed” and “Motto”. We are the “Ring of Friendship” and together we remain CAC strong!
Healthy, happy wishes to all,
B Brian and the CAC Board
The scheduled 2020 award recipients were:
Iron Mike Mazurki award: Alundra Blayze
Lucha award: Rey Mysterio
Tag team: Road Warriors
Trainer’s award: Dominic Denucci
Men’s award: Ricky Santana
Referee award: Art Williams
Melby historian award: Greg Oliver
Future Legend: Maddison Miles
Future Legend: Brian Pillman Jr.
Posthumous: Jim Londos
Lou Thesz Award: Rob Van Dam
Red Bastien Friendship Award: Herb Simmons
Women’s award: Jazz
Photo at top: NWA World champion Nick Aldis, Jerry Brisco, and Dory Funk Jr. with his Lou Thesz Award at the 2019 Cauliflower Alley Club reunion. Photo by Brad McFarlin