Men’s basketball coach to sign Tony Packo’s Hot Dog Bun Sept. 22

September 21, 2016 | Athletics, Events
By Steve Easton

University of Toledo Men’s Basketball Coach Tod Kowalczyk will join the tradition of signing a world famous Tony Packo’s hot dog bun Thursday, Sept. 22, at 5:15 p.m.

The signing will take place at Tony Packo’s at 1902 Front Street in Toledo with the bun then being enshrined on the walls of the restaurant.



Superstar actor Burt Reynolds kicked off a decades-long tradition at Packo’s in 1972 when he signed a hot dog bun for the restaurant to display on its walls. Since that time, hundreds of actors, sports figures, musicians and politicians have autographed a bun for a legion of the restaurant’s fans to look at while partaking of the world-famous Tony Packo’s food.

Kowalczyk will be joined by a few members of his Rockets’ squad for the signing. Rocket fans are encouraged to join the team at the Front Street location for the event.

Toledo will open its 2016-17 campaign at 2016 NCAA Tournament squad Saint Joseph’s Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. The Rockets’ home opener comes three days later against Youngstown State Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. in the second game of a doubleheader. The UT women’s team will host Rhode Island that same evening at 5:30 p.m.

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