Ripken Headlines Wake Forest's First Pitch Banquet
Dec. 18, 2012
By Steven Wright, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Hall of Famer and 19-time MLB All-Star Cal Ripken, Jr. will be a special guest at the 2013 Wake Forest Baseball First Pitch Dinner Presented by David Couch and The Blue Ridge Companies, Inc., on Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Snead Room at Bridger Field House.
"Cal Ripken and Wake Forest baseball are the perfect match. All the attributes that make Cal Ripken who he is are the very attributes we are trying to develop in our student-athletes - class, grace, endurance, humility, competitiveness, toughness, work ethic, talent and leadership," said head baseball coach Tom Walter. "Cal is a Hall of Fame baseball player, but he is an even better human being. Just having him on campus will make our program better."
The cost of the event will be $100 per person or $900 for a table of 10 people.
In addition to Ripken, Walter and members of the Wake Forest baseball team will be special guests.
The evening will also be highlighted by both a silent and live auction featuring a Cal Ripken, Jr. autographed jersey, tickets to the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field in NYC, and much more.
Proceeds from the auctions and event will benefit the Wake Forest Baseball program. Every ticket purchase also comes with a complimentary Wake Forest Baseball season pass, valued at $45 (table purchases come with 10 season passes, valued at $450).
The deadline for online registration is Friday, February 15, at 5 p.m., and you can access the registration page with the above link.