Baseball's 3rd Annual First Pitch Dinner headlined by Dickey, Auction
Friday, January 20, 2017
By Kirk Downs
Baseball's 3rd Annual First Pitch Dinner headlined by Dickey, Auction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb baseball program will hold its 3rd Annual First Pitch Dinner, headlined by Atlanta Braves pitcher R.A. Dickey, Saturday, Jan. 28 on campus inside Allen Arena. The doors will open at 5 p.m. before the program, which include both a live and silent auction, gets under way at 6.

While no purchase of tickets are required for the dinner, guests are encouraged to make donations to the program. Tables are also available with the player or coach of your choosing for $1,000.

“Our leadoff dinner and auction has turned into a really good event for us,” Lipscomb head coach Jeff Forehand said. “We have over 100 items up for grabs in the auction this year, including a few bigger items that will be sold through a live auction.

“Not only do we have things for baseball fans, but there are also plenty of non-baseball related items for the average person. We encourage everyone to come out, eat some good food, hear R.A. speak and have a good time.”

The night’s festivities will also feature a formal introduction of the players and staff as well as Coach Forehand speaking to those in attendance about what is to be expected in the upcoming season.

The silent auction will boast an impressive lineup of signed sports memorabilia ranging from the likes of R.A. Dickey, Caleb Joseph and Rex Brothers to Rollie Fingers, Al Kaline, Dansby Swanson, Ryne Sandberg, Mookie Betts, Butch Jones, John Smoltz, Todd Helton and plenty more.

Other items up for grab will be numerous travel and experience packages that include a trip to Universal Studios and tickets for an Orlando Magic game, as well as tickets to a Luke Bryan concert, an Atlanta Braves game, an Ohio State Buckeyes football game, the College World Series, Nashville Predators versus the Chicago Blackhawks and more.

For those not able to attend the dinner, but are interested in making a gift to the Lipscomb baseball program, you can make a donation online at http://www.lipscomb.edu/bballgift.

To give by check, please make it payable to Lipscomb Baseball and mail to Lipscomb Athletics c/o Andy Lane at One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Lipscomb baseball Director of Operations Brian Ryman at 615-966-5868 or by email: Brian.Ryman@Lipscomb.edu.

You can also RSVP here.

The Bisons open the 2017 season at Dugan Field on Feb. 17 with a three-game set against Oakland. 

Listed below is a portion of list of the items that will be available for bidding at the auction. 

 

AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS:
Caleb Joseph - Canvas, Bat
Dee Gordon - Bat
Erick Aybar - Bat
Luis Sojo - Cap
Matt Weiters - Bat
Ben Zobrist - Bat
Dabo Swinney - Photo
Aaron Gordon - Photo
Cal Ripkin - Book
Cole Swindell - Photo and CD
Luke Bryan - Photo and CD
Elfrid Payton - Memorabilia
Tennessee Titans Football
Steve Cishek - Baseball
Tommy John - Baseball
Javy Baez - Baseball
John Smoltz - Baseball
Orlando Magic Basketball
Tim Hudson - Baseball
Bill Self - Basketball
Butch Jones - Football
Derek Mason - Football
Torri Hunter - Baseball
Alfonso Soriano - Baseball
Sonny Gray - Baseball
Starlin Castro - Baseball
A.J. Pierzynski - Baseball
Mookie Betts - Jersey
Rollie Fingers - Jersey
Orland Magic signed Jersey

TRAVEL PACKAGES:
Nashville Golf Package - Round of golf for 4 including carts at McCabe Golf Course and Harpeth Hills Golf Course.
Two-Nights Stay in Gatlinburg Chalet
One-Night Stay Brentwood Courtyard Marriott including Breakfast for Two
Segway Tour for Four of Downtown Nashville
Pancake Pantry Breakfast for 2 – Also includes skip the line pass
Nashville Zoo tickets for 4
Churchill Downs Trifecta Experience
Three-nights stay in a 5-star luxury cabin the the Smokey Mountains area. 
Panama City condo for a week

RETAIL ITEMS:
La-Z-Boy Recliner
Lipscomb Baseball hat package
$50 gift card for pet grooming at Doggie Doo's
72" string of pearls donated by E.J. Sain Jewlrey Co.
$50 gift card to Cracker Barrel
Pair of 18kt yellow gold, square amazonite stud earrings with diamonds.
Fishing gear
Atlanta Braves Bam Vino Wine Rack
New York Yankees watch

HOME & HEALTH:
LT360 membership
YMCA - 3 month city wide membership
Rodan & Fields Skin Care Regimen
Tankless water heater
Private shopping spree at Blush Boutique

EXPERIENCES:
Coffee and Breakfast with Coach Forehand at J. Christopher’s
Caleb Joseph Experience – (Four On-field passes and tickets to a Baltimore Orioles game)
Lipscomb Baseball Experience - 12U baseball team partakes in practice and has a Chick-fil-A dinner with the team. 
Ohio State Football Tickets
Nashville Predators Tickets
Lunch with Caleb Joseph & Rex Brothers after the conclusion of the 2016 MLB season
Golf lessons with Bisons assistant Ben Pellicani - one of the top instructors in the country.
Pheasant Hunt