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Spring Arbor University Hosts Dinner to Raise Funds for Baseball Program

Spring Arbor, MI, February 22, 2014 --( To help promote Spring Arbor University’s (SAU) baseball program, the school will host the “First Pitch Dinner” on Saturday, Feb. 22. The fundraising event will take place at 6 p.m. at the school’s Ralph Carey Forum. That evening, Homer Jackson, the school’s first head baseball coach and 1977 member of the SAU Athletic Hall of Fame, will be honored with the Spring Arbor Baseball Merit Award.

“The ‘First Pitch Dinner’ is an inaugural event for the Spring Arbor University baseball team,” said SAU President Brent Ellis. “Not only do we have the opportunity to help the team and its players thrive, but we also can give thanks to Homer Jackson for what he has done for our school.”

The dinner will feature a silent auction, preview of the 2014 season by head coach Sam Riggleman, and player-signed team posters. In addition, guests will hear from Keynote Speaker Mickey Weston, father of freshman SAU pitcher Drew Weston and baseball chaplain for the Chicago White Sox.

Weston previously spent 15 years playing professional baseball, five of which were at the major league level. He travels internationally, through his work with Unlimited Potential Inc., using baseball as the vehicle for presenting the gospel.

Tickets range from $20 to $45 and all proceeds go to the SAU Baseball program. To register, please visit

Founded in 1873, Spring Arbor University (SAU) is a Christian liberal arts institution with its main campus in Spring Arbor near Jackson, Michigan. The University delivers a lifetime of benefits associated with a Christian college education to its more than 4,000 enrolled students and provides an excellent return on investment. More than 70 undergraduate majors and programs, seven degree-completion, two associate, and eight graduate programs are available online and at 18 locations across Michigan and Ohio. For more information, visit www.Arbor.Edu.
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