Former Major League Baseball pitcher Frank Tanana will be the keynote speaker for the event. Tanana, who was a first round pick by the California Angels in 1971, is a member of the Pro Athlete Outreach Board of Directors. The organization conducts Christ-centered programs and conferences to equip professional athletes, coaches and their families in making a positive impact in the world for Jesus Christ. Tanana, a three-time All-Star (’76, ’77, ’78), pitched eight seasons with the Detroit Tigers during his 21-year major league career and had 240 wins with a 3.66 earned run average.
Attendees will enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship. A silent auction will be available, signed baseballs by current Cougar players and a preview of the 2015 season by head coach Sam Riggleman.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. with the dinner set for 6:45 p.m. All proceeds from the event will go to the SAU baseball program.