Published On: January 13th, 2011

(ROCHESTER, MN) The Northwoods League Foundation has added three Twin Cities’ sports personalities to the list of celebrities that will be participating in the Northwoods League Foundation Celebrity Poker Tournament on Monday night, January 31 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN. Radio host and poker entrepreneur Phil Mackey, hockey and horse racing analyst Kevin Gorg, and public address announcer Dick Jonckowski have all agreed to be part of the Foundation’s first event.

Phil Mackey is a weekday afternoon co-host of the Reusse & Mackey show on 1500 ESPN in the Twin Cities. He’s also the co-founder of the Minnesota State Poker Tour as well as editor and publisher of the Minnesota Poker Magazine.

Kevin Gorg has been the track analyst for Canterbury Park’s live horse racing for the last decade. In recent years he’s displayed his hockey knowledge to a regional audience as a hockey analyst for Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Gophers and high school hockey on Fox Sports North. Gorg is also a former college hockey coach and high school state championship winning goaltender in Minnesota.

Dick Jonckowski will emcee the festivities on January 31. The “Voice of The Gophers” is no stranger to emceeing Northwoods League events having done so for recent All-Star Game banquets in Mankato and Madison. Nicknamed “The Polish Eagle”, Dick has been a guest speaker and emcee since 1965. He’s been the public address announcer for Minnesota gopher baseball and basketball since 1986. His motto is “Laugh and Live Longer”.

View the tournament information and signup page at

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