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GT Baseball Benefit Dinner Set for 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 18

Jan. 8, 2010

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech baseball team will hold its 15th annual Baseball Benefit Dinner Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. The event will kick off the Yellow Jackets’ 2010 season, which begins Feb. 19 in Atlanta, and features two-time Cy Young winner Tom Glavine as the keynote speaker.

The 15th annual dinner and auction, with proceeds to benefit the Georgia Tech baseball program, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with registration, reception and silent auction, and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $75 per person and $700 for a table of 10. In addition to the dinner and keynote speaker, attendees will have a chance to meet the 2010 team and take part in both live and silent auctions in the hotel ballroom.

A 10-time All-Star selection and 1995 World Series MVP, Glavine is a 22-year Major League Baseball veteran having played with the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets. With 305 career wins, the left-hander from Billerica, Mass. is MLB’s winningest active pitcher. Glavine was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1984 MLB draft by the Braves and led them to the 1995 World Series Title. He is currently a free agent.

Glavine continues a tradition of popular baseball figures to speak at the dinner. Major League stars Jeff Francoeur, Jason Varitek, Mark Teixeira, Chipper Jones, Nomar Garciaparra and John Smoltz, managers Tommy Lasorda, Joe Torre, Jimy Williams and Sparky Anderson, general managers Cam Bonifay and John Schuerholz, as well as former ESPN analyst Peter Gammons have been featured in the past.

For more information on the event and to RSVP, call or email Nick Scherer (404.894.2261 / nscherer@athletics.gatech.edu)

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