Church member new head of Holiday Bowl

Richard K. Circuit, a member of the San Diego 7th Ward, San Diego California North Stake, has been named president of the 1994 Thrifty Car Rental Holiday Bowl.

In his capacity as president, Brother Circuit will preside at all Holiday Bowl events, including the bowl game itself Dec. 30. Other affiliated activities will include a parade, basketball and golf tournaments, bicycle tour, luncheons and many other events for the teams, media, general public and dignitaries."It's a huge volunteer effort," said Brother Circuit. "Outside of hosting the Super Bowl, which happens here once every 10 years, it's the largest civic undertaking in San Diego County, and it happens every year. There are 1,500 volunteers and 33 committees involved in planning and carrying out all of the activities."

This year is the Holiday Bowl's 17th anniversary. Through the years, the bowl game has been known for many exciting games and finishes, including BYU's come-from-behind win over Michigan in 1984 to claim the national championship and the Cougars' last-second win over Southern Methodist University in 1980.

Each year the bowl features the champion of the Western Athletic Conference as one of its teams. Last year's contest featured BYU against Ohio State University in a game that went down to the last minute before the Buckeyes prevailed.

Brother Circuit is managing partner of the law firm Circuit, McKellogg, Kinney & Ross. He has a long history of involvement with the Holiday Bowl, serving as a volunteer member of the Holiday Bowl Committee since 1978 and having been elected to the board of directors in 1984. He was chairman of the Holiday Bowl Bicycle Tour in 1987 and of the event's marathon and 10-kilometer run in 1986-87. He also is a member of the Team Selection Committee and Long Range Planning Committee.

The civic-minded Church member also has served as president of La Jolla Youth Baseball, as vice chairman of the Torrey Pines Council of Boy Scouts of America, and on the board of directors of the Southern California Arthritis Foundation and the Greater San Diego Sports Association.

A graduate of BYU and New York University Law School, Brother Circuit was the founding president of the San Diego BYU Cougar Club. He is a member of the Greater San Diego Sports Association and the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum.

"I believe the election of a BYU alumnus as president of the Holiday Bowl is a reflection of the outstanding and honorable way that the BYU administration, coaches and football team have represented BYU - both on and off the field - during their many visits to the Holiday Bowl," noted Brother Circuit. "The year 1994 is an important year for the Holiday Bowl, and I look forward to the challenge of being president."

Brother Circuit lives in La Jolla with his wife, Lou Ann, and four children.

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