On Thursday, August 6, the BC Lions Football Club will induct two long-time staff members - Ken 'Kato' Kasuya and Bill Reichelt - to their Wall of Fame.
Several members of the Football BC family have recorded video tributes to Kato and Bill. Click here to see the videos.
Kato has been with the Lions since the age 13 when he was brought on board as a ball boy. He eventually was hired as assistant equipment manager in 1984, before taking over the equipment manager in 1994.
Bill joined the Lions in 1977 after previously having worked for the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos and WHA's Alberta Oilers. In nearly four decades with the Lions as head trainer, he is responsible for coordinating the medical staff and for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of players' injuries.
Both Kato and Bill, in addition to their day-to-day work with the Lions, have been tremendous friends of Football BC and supporters of its programs. Both have taken the time to volunteer and provide resources at various Football BC camps and tournaments, and are especially accommodating to Football BC during Spring Break week when Football BC hosts its annual Senior Bowl camp at the BC Lions Training Facility.
Congratulations Kato & Bill on a very well-deserved honour!
To purchase tickets to the August 6 game against the Edmonton Eskimos, please click here.