For Immediate Release – Saturday, November 16th, the Pittsburgh Rotary Club will be honoring a number of Pittsburgh baseball VIP’s at its 7th Annual Chuck Tanner Awards Banquet. The following individuals will be present to receive awards.
- Bob Nutting, Pirates Owner, Chuck Tanner Memorial Award
- Clint Hurdle, Pirates Manager, 2013 Rotary/Tanner MLB Manager of the Year
- Sally O’Leary, Retired Pirates Front Office Staff, Distinguished Women in Baseball Award
- Kent “Teke” Tekulve, Former Pirate Pitcher, Root Sports Announcer, Rotary/Tanner Life Time Achievement Award
- Marc Marizzaldi, Head Coach of Seton Hill University Men’s Baseball, 2013 Collegiate Baseball Manager of the Year
The Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Paul Alexander of 93.7-FM “The Fan.”Returning to conduct the live auction will be James Roddey, former Allegheny County Executive.
Erie native and nationally recognized Celebrity Sports Artist Kevin-John is returning to create a special limited edition Kent Tekulve memorabilia print for everyone in attendance and will be present to personally sign his creation. Kevin-John’s artwork has been showcased on ESPN, Spike TV, and NBC, at Super Bowl XXXIX, XL, XLI and the PGA Tour.
The proceeds of this charitable event and its silent auction of sports memorabilia and other items will be used to support Pittsburgh Rotary Club operations and its community programs including:
- Annual High School Ethics Symposium (400+ Student Attendees per year)
- Rotary Youth Post High-school Scholarships
- Polio Plus Worldwide
To purchase tickets go to www.chucktannerbanquet.comcall 412.471.6210. To arrange interviews, with any of the awardees or a Rotary Representative, prior to the event or the night of the event at the venue, please contact:
When: November 16, 2013
Where: Rivers Club, Downtown Pittsburgh
Tickets: $180 per ticket
By: Daniel Casciato