MERIDEN — The Franciscan Sports Banquet & Silent Auction to benefit the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 8 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The event will honor Quinnipiac head men’s basketball coach Tom Moore, as well as Luisa Kuhn, widow of former Major League Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn. UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun will present the Jim Calhoun Community Service Award to former UConn star and current assistant coach Kevin Ollie. Central Connecticut Acoustics Inc., will receive the corporate sponsorship award. Special recognition will be given to the Central Connecticut State University football team and its head coach, Jeff McInerney, as well as athletes from Special Olympics Connecticut.  

WFSB-TV anchor Al Terzi and Tony Terzi, director of corporate relationships for Special Olympics Connecticut, will co-emcee the event. To learn more phone 203-237-8084 or visit flcenter.org.