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Cal Athletics kicks off the 2014-2015 season!

Interviews with Cal’s football Head Coach Sonny Dykes and basketball Coach Cuonzo Martin, were held for Cal Athletics aboard the Empress Hornblower on August 14th. Over 100 Cal Athletics sponsors attended the kickoff event decked out in blue and gold!

Guests having fun on board

Coach Sonny Dykes was interviewed by broadcaster Joe Starkey, while Coach Cuonzo Martin was interviewed by Todd McKim. Both Dykes and Martin were extremely excited for the season and see a lot of potential with the teams this year!

Coaches also took questions from the crowd.

Everyone mingled on board and enjoyed some hors d’oeuvres. Dishes included Hornblower’s Classic Sliders, California Rolls, Spanakopita, Chicken Potstickers with Ponzu Sauce, and Mini Crab Cakes with Sauce Remoulade. Yum!

Cal Bears aren’t the only winners onboard! Raffle prizes included a Cal Bears blanket, a gift basket with a signed basketball by Coach Cuonzo, and a pair of tickets for a Hornblower cruise!

Mark Hobson from Hertz Equipment won a prize, along with Tracey Gilbert from Bay Area Beverage and Erin Sullivan from the Cal Alumni Association.

Aside from the wonderful raffle prizes, there was also a Hornblower photo contest! Guests were invited to get creative with their Hornblower shades, snap a picture of themselves, and hashtag #hornblowersf to enter the contest.

Our contest winner was Instagram user: analiseelectra.

Congrats on winning a dining cruise for 10, with Hornblower Cruises & Events!

#CAAselfie with Sonny Dykes and Cuonzo Martin #gobears#hornblowersf @eddie_brock @haleylynnehart @opeythapoet
For more photos visit our Twitter Page @HornblowerNoCa!

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