The Youngstown State baseball program will hold the inaugural “First Pitch” Breakfast at thein Youngstown on Feb. 12. Keep in mind that the baseball program does not generate much revenue at the gate like football or basketball do, so these types of activities are paramount to the baseball and softball teams.
The fund-raising event will provide fans to meet the 2011 Penguins, as well as win great prizes through a Chinese Auction.
Doors for the event will open at 8:30 a.m., and the breakfast will begin at 8:45 a.m. The program will start at 9:30 a.m. The donation of $15 includes a breakfast buffet and a game ticket for any 2011 YSU baseball game.
Chinese Auction items include YSU baseball attire, gift baskets from Belleria Pizza and Italian Restaurant and the Mahoning Valley Restaurant (MVR), autographed YSU baseball memorabilia and the opportunity to spend pre-game in the Penguins dugout and throw out the first pitch at YSU’s May 17 game at Eastwood Field.
The “Home Run” prize includes dinner for four at the Belleria in Boardman with the YSU Coaching Staff, four YSU baseball season tickets, four YSU baseball hats and pullovers, the rights to throw out the first pitch at any YSU home game and two movie ticket vouchers for Cinemark Tinseltown at the Southern Park Mall. Raffle tickets for the “Home Run” prize will be $10.
Pre-registration for the event is required. To reserve your seat, call the YSU Baseball Office at. Payment will be accepted at the door. Groups of eight will have tables reserved at prime locations. Individuals and smaller groups are also welcome for open seating.
Fans who would still like to contribute to Penguins baseball, regardless of attendance at the event, can sponsor a student-athlete’s breakfast for $10. For information, contact the baseball office.
The Banquet Hall is located at 343 Via Mount Carmel Ave., Youngstown, OH, 44505.