WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Jan. 8, 2019 – West Liberty University is planning a Team Meet and Greet fundraiser to support its softball and baseball teams on Feb. 2 at The Highlands. The dinner and silent auction event will feature former Major League Baseball pitcher and current Pittsburgh Pirates broadcaster Steve Blass.
“Proceeds from this event will go toward the funding of the new Belmont Savings Bank Indoor Practice Facility which opens soon,” said Lynn Ullom, WLU athletic director.
The insulated indoor practice facility measures 120 x 120 feet in size and includes a turf field. It is located near Beta Hall and will be open to all athletic teams for training in all seasons, according to Ullom.
Blass was the winning pitcher for the Pirates in Game 7 of the 1971 World Series and was runner-up to teammate Roberto Clemente in the voting for World Series MVP. A member of the 1972 National League All-Star Team, Blass compiled a 103-76 record during his 10-year career with the Pirates. He has been a part of the Pirates’ radio and TV broadcast crew since 1983.
The Team Meet and Greet dinner takes place at the Highlands Event Center and begins with a 6 p.m. happy hour, followed by a meal catered by Undo’s. A cash lottery and silent auction also are planned. The price for dinner is $40.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Head Baseball Coach Eric Burkle at 304.336.8941 ([email protected]) or Head Softball Coach Herb Minch at 304.336.8476 ([email protected]) or visit WLUFoundation.org.
The Highlands Event Center is located at 355 Wharton Circle, Suite 235 in Triadelphia, W.Va. and may be reached by phone at 833.639.7070.