Sonny Jurgensen fans will be able to go on a three-day nostalgic binge in September.
The former Redskin quarterback will be honored with a "Sonny Jurgensen Day" on Friday, Sept. 9, it was announced yesterday by Guy Draper, chairman of the committee, at a news conference in the Washington Hilton Hotel.
Jurgensen will be saluted by Mayor Walter Washington and the City Council in the morning, followed by a luncheon, and there will be an introduction that night at the intermission of the exhibition game between the Redskins and New York Jets at RFK Stadium.
Draper noted that the annual welcome home luncheon on Sept. 8, sponsored by the Redskins Alumni Association, also will honor Jurgensen.
On Sept. 7, Jurgensen will be inducted in the Touchdown Club of Washington Hall of Fame at a dinner dance for a limited number of guests. A portrait of the sportscaster in his No. 9 Football uniform will be hung in the club's gallery of other enshrinees.
D.C. Del. Walter Fauntroy and Allen will be honorary cochairmen of the committee.
Other members are Steve Danzansky, president, Washington Diplomats; Pete Larson and Al Demao of the Redskins Alumni Association; Bob Geoghan, Monday Morning Quarterback Club; Robert Johnson, president, Touchdown Club; Jim Karvellas, WTTG-TV sportscaster; Richard Kozak, president, Downtown Jaycees; Bobby Mitchell, director of pro scouting, Redskins; Abe Pollin, owner of Capital Centre, and Hank Sanderson, president, National Bank of Washington.
For information, write to Sonny Jurgensen Day Committee, Post Office Box 6588, Washington, D.C. 20009.
The Redskins-Jets exhibition will be sponsored as The Washington Post charity game.