Head Coach Daron Schoenrock and the University of Memphis baseball program are proud to announce Kansas City Royals Vice President of Operations and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett as the featured speaker at the 2014 Meet the Tigers Baseball Banquet to be held on Friday, January 17 at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn, located at 3700 Central Avenue.
Sponsored by the University of Memphis Bullpen Club, an address by Brett will highlight the evening that will include dinner, preseason comments from Schoenrock and an introduction of the 2014 Tigers roster. The festivities will begin at 7 p.m.
"We are honored and thrilled to have Hall of Famer George Brett commit to coming to spend the evening with Memphis Tigers Baseball." Schoenrock said. "President (Brad) Martin's friendship with George was instrumental in securing George and I personally thank him for that. This will be a wonderful event for all involved and a great way to launch our 2014 season."
Brett is in his 21st year as the Royals Vice President of Baseball Operations, continuing his long-time association with the organization. The 60-year-old Hall of Famer was selected by the Royals in the 2nd round of the 1971 June Free Agent Draft. He spent his entire big league playing career in the Kansas City before moving into the front office following his retirement in 1993.
Brett was inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame in July of 1999 after receiving 98 percent of the votes, the fifth-highest mark in history. He played 21 seasons for the Royals, collecting 3,154 hits, three batting titles and a Most Valuable Player Award. The Royals retired Brett's number 5 and inducted him into the Royals Hall of Fame on May 14, 1994.
Two sponsorship packages are available for the event. The Hall of Fame package is being offered for $5000. This package comes complete with a private reception with George Brett from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Supporters will receive priority table location, photo opportunities, 10 dinner tickets and Hall of Fame Recognition in the program. The individual purchasing the Hall of Fame Package receives an autographed baseball and bat.
The All Star package is available for $2500. This package features preferred table location, 10 dinner tickets and All-Star Recognition in the program. The individual purchasing the All Star Package will receive an autographed baseball. Individual tickets for the dinner and featured address only, are available for $100.
To purchase tickets or packages for this event, call Kim House at (901) 678-4006 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Business attire is preferred for the event.