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Watch replay: Eastern Iowa celebrates life of Bob Brooks

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The Gazette

Friends and colleagues gathered Wednesday to celebrate the life of legendary Cedar Rapids broadcaster Bob Brooks Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids. You can watch a replay of the event above. The following speakers are featured:

Bill Quinby, Former Cedar Rapids educator, Coe College athletics director and Big Ten and NFL official

Ron Gonder, Former WMT sportscaster

Bill Happel, Former Cedar Rapids Washington and University of Iowa football standout

John Streif, Former Iowa assistant athletic trainer

Peter Brooks, Bob's grandson

Gary Dolphin, Iowa foootball, men’s basketball radio play-by-play commentator

Phil Haddy, Former Iowa sports information director

Greg Seyfer, Cedar Rapids Kernels president

 

Brooks covered just about every sport in a career that spanned seven decades, including the University of Iowa, local high schools and Cedar Rapids minor league baseball.

He died at 89 on June 25.

More on Brooks

• Hlas: Iowa lost a great and true friend in Bob Brooks

• Ferentz on Bob Brooks: 'What a great guy, a true Iowan'

• Memories of Bob Brooks pour in from Iowa sports figures, media

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