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BASEBALL LEADOFF DINNER

Join fellow Mountaineer fans to celebrate the start of the 2018 season at the WVU Baseball Leadoff Dinner, presented by Lumos Networks! All proceeds will benefit Coach Randy Mazey's baseball program. Business casual attire is suggested but not required. Last year, 600+ guests attended the event and raised $75,000+!

Friday, February 2, 2018

  • 5:30 PM - Doors Open, Registration/Reception
  • 6:30 PM - VIP Reception
  • 7:30 PM - Dinner & Program

Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place

Two Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501

SILENT AUCTION

The Leadoff Dinner will feature more than 100 silent auction items, which will be available to bid on through your mobile device 7 to 10 days prior to the event. If you would like to donate any items to the auction, please contact the Mountaineer Athletic Club at mac@mail.wvu.edu or (304) 293-2294. Even if you cannot make it to the event, you can still bid!

SPONSORSHIPS

Thanks to Lumos Networks for serving as the presenting sponsor of the WVU Baseball Leadoff Dinner! Please see below for additional sponsorship opportunities and contact the Mountaineer Athletic Club at mac@mail.wvu.edu or (304) 293-2294.

Silent Auction Sponsor $6,500

  • Recognition on social media, event website, and event program.
  • Logo featured on auction app and opportunity to display promotional materials on table at the silent auction.
  • Admission for nine to Leadoff Dinner and VIP Reception.
  • Sponsor gift and four 2018 WVU Baseball season tickets.

VIP Reception Sponsor $6,500

  • Recognition on social media, event website, and event program.
  • Opportunity to display promotional materials on table at VIP Reception.
  • Admission for nine to Leadoff Dinner and VIP Reception.
  • Sponsor gift and four 2018 WVU Baseball season tickets.

Beverage Sponsor $6,500

  • Recognition on social media, event website, and event program.
  • Opportunity to display promo materials near bars.
  • Admission for nine to Leadoff Dinner and VIP Reception.
  • Sponsor gift and four 2018 WVU Baseball season tickets.

After Party Sponsor $6,500

  • Recognition on social media, event website, and event program.
  • After-party pass will feature sponsor logo.
  • Admission for nine to Leadoff Dinner and VIP Reception.
  • Sponsor gift and four 2018 WVU Baseball season tickets.

VIP Table Sponsor $5,000

  • Recognition on event website, and event program.
  • Admission for nine to Leadoff Dinner and VIP Reception.
  • Sponsor gift and two 2018 WVU Baseball season tickets.

Table Sponsor $1,000

  • Admission for nine to Leadoff Dinner.
  • Sponsor gift and two 2018 WVU Baseball season tickets.

Individual Ticket $120

  • Admission for one to Leadoff Dinner.

SPECIAL GUESTS

Pittsburgh Dad

The Leadoff Dinner will be emceed by Curt Wootton, a WVU alumnus and the man behind Pittsburgh Dad. Watched by over 27 million viewers, Pittsburgh Dad is an online sitcom that captures the funny phrases, nostalgia, and frustrations of growing up with a blue collar "everyman" father. From swimming pool rules to coaching little league and his unique movie reviews, you'll swear it was your own dad!

The series is based on his Pittsburgh native father, who was transferred to the Fairmont area around the time Wootton was born. "So a lot of the stories and incidents that Pittsburgh Dad is yelling about probably happened in Fairmont," Wootton said. Starting with the 2016 NFL season, Pittsburgh Dad now airs a weekly recap of the Steelers game in addition to regular episodes.

Domingo Ayala

Domingo Ayala will serve as guest speaker at the 2018 Leadoff Dinner. At the age of two, Ayala started playing baseball. It wasn’t long after that when he became one of the best players in his hometown of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. In his pursuit to make it to the MLB, Ayala packed his bags and moved to the United States.

Now, the self-proclaimed best baseball player in the world still claims to be 17 years old. Though many believe him to be slightly older, no one has seen a birth certificate to disprove his claim. As he travels the world teaching baseball, his ultimate goal is still to make it to the big leagues.

Domingo Ayala, through his silly baseball antics, is a symbol. He embodies everything great about baseball. In a game of failure, Ayala allows people to laugh at themselves as he reminds us that baseball, no matter how caught up in it we may become, is still just a game.

THANK YOU!

Thank you for making an impact on WVU Baseball! If you have any questions about this event or how to support the Mountaineers, please contact the Mountaineer Athletic Club at mac@mail.wvu.edu or (304) 293-2294.

Let's Go Mountaineers,

Coach Randy Mazey

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