Lead-Off Dinner is tonight, Jan. 22

Jan. 12, 2008

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa baseball team will kick-off the 2008 season with the fifth annual Lead-Off Dinner, Tuesday, January 22, at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. A special V.I.P. reception begins at 5 p.m., with the dinner and program beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Tables of nine people can be reserved for $475, and includes V.I.P. reception access for your entire table. Tickets for the dinner and program are $35 for adults and $20 for children 12-and-under. V.I.P. seats are available for $60, which also includes access to the reception.

The program will feature talks from Iowa Head Coach Jack Dahm, former Chicago Cub and 1991 Hall of Famer, Fergie Jenkins. There will be silent and live auctions for sports memorabilia, including one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items from Dallas Clark, Ryne Sandberg, Nate Kaeding, Tony Gwynn, Brooks Robinson, Deion Sanders, Kirk Hinrich, Bruce Sutter, Reggie Jackson, Mike Schmidt, along with many more current and former professional athletes. There will also be Hawkeye memorabilia, suites at Cedar Rapids Kernels and Iowa Cubs games, Iowa Football Club Seats, tickets to Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and St. Louis Cardinals games, Iowa Baseball bus trips and more.

“Hawkeye fans have made the Lead-Off Dinner a special event the past four years and we look forward to hosting this event again this year,” said Dahm. “This is an excellent opportunity for fans to meet the 2008 edition of the Iowa Baseball team, honor the 2007 senior class and also an opportunity to listen to our keynote speaker, Fergie Jenkins.”

Fans interested in attending should contact the Iowa Sports Marketing Office at (319) 335-9431. Seating is limited. For more information on the Lead-Off Dinner, visit www.hawkeyesports.com.