It’s August, and I’m getting fired up for Buffs Football. In addition to my usual routine of following the Camera’s coverage, I will be attending the 23rd annual Boulder Chamber CU Kick-Off Luncheon in a couple of weeks. Join me, won’t you?

The Boulder Chamber CU Kick-Off Luncheon will be held on Friday, Aug. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CU-Boulder Balch Field House. New Head Coach Jon Embree, his staff and some of this year’s lineup will be there, providing a sneak preview of the 2011 season.

Athletic Director Mike Bohn will give a pep talk about joining the Pac-12 Conference. Oh, and the lunch itself promises to be quite tasty.

The Kick-Off Luncheon is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about CU athletics and forge friendships and partnerships. No one will mind if you want to express your undying devotion to the Buffs while you’re there either.

Tickets are $32 each or $275 for a table. If you book a table, you have the option of reserving one of your seats for a CU Coach or VIP. Talk about rubbing elbows with greatness. Call 303.492.5497, e- mail or visit to reserve your seat today. Tickets are selling quickly.

I look forward to seeing you there. Go Buffs!