Annual baseball dinner, auction set for Feb. 15
Friday, February 2, 2018
Annual baseball dinner, auction set for Feb. 15
The annual baseball Leadoff Dinner and Auction is set for Feb. 15 at the Benton Jennings Center on the CU campus.

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland baseball will host its annual Leadoff Dinner and Auction at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 15 in the Benton Jennings Center on the CU campus. Items for the event's auction have been published, including an autographed baseball and picture from Aaron Judge, tickets, travel and hotel for a Colorado Rockies game, tickets for Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres games and much more. All proceeds from the event benefits the CU baseball program.

Cumberland will honor two former players during this year’s event – Dr. Jon Franklin and Tim Hall.

Franklin played at Cumberland from 1986-89 and was the team MVP of the first club to reach the NAIA World Series in 1988. After graduating from CU, he attended Southern College of Optometry and in 1994, opened Franklin Family Eye Care in Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

Hall played at Cumberland from 1989-91 and garnered All-America honors during the 1990 and 1991 seasons. He was selected in the 31st round of the MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres and fter his baseball career ended, took up the sport of cycling, starting the program at his alma mater. He is currently the head coach for cycling at Lee-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C.

Cost of the event is $25 per person. For more information or questions please contact head coach Woody Hunt at 615-547-1366 or email whunt@cumberland.edu.

2018 Cumberland Baseball Master List of Auction Items

MISCELLANEOUS SPORTS ITEMS
One (1) week of Cumberland Baseball Camp
Two (2) tickets and field passes to Chicago Cubs game of choice – plus a one-night (1) stay Hilton brand hotel
Two (2) tickets to Cincinnati Reds game of choice
Autographed baseball from Major Leaguer Jose Bautista
Autographed picture of Aaron Wilkerson – former Cumberland Baseball Player, current Milwaukee Brewers pitcher
Two (2) Cumberland all-sports season passes
Two (2) tickets to San Diego Padres game of choice
Nike West Virginia football signed by Tony Gibson
New York Yankees in-game gear – compression shirts (XL & XXL)
New York Yankees team distributed polo (XL)
New York Yankees team distributed official dugout travel bag
2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs framed pictures
adidas Advantage Polo (M)
Lou Gehrig Louisville Slugger Bat with stats
Former Cumberland National Champion/current professional player Josciel Veras signed baseball
Autographed baseball and picture from Aaron Judge
Autographed baseball from big leaguer Sean Gilmartin
Autographed baseball from Atlanta Braves pitcher Cory Gearrin
adidas SC sideline jacket (L)
Two (2) tickets to Colorado Rockies game of choice – with airfare and two-night (2) stay at Hilton brand hotel
Autographed Baseball by Hall of Famer Hank Aaron
Autographed Baseball by Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan
Autographed Baseball by Hall of Famer Bob Gibson
Autographed baseball by Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew
Autographed baseball by Hall of Famer Willie Mayes
12 collector plates of baseball legends
Autographed baseball by Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry
Cumberland University coasters and napkin holder
Detroit Tigers Team signed baseball – 1968

CUMBERLAND GEAR
Cumberland Baseball ¼ zip (L) with Phoenix Cap (s/m)
Cumberland ¼ zip (XL) with Phoenix Cap (L/XL)
Cumberland Baseball official practice gear (L)
Cumberland Baseball team jacket (L)
Cumberland sports polo (2XL) with visor
Cumberland Baseball official team hoodie (M)
Cumberland Baseball Hoodie, adidas Shirt, official in-game ¾ sleeves (2XL)
Cumberland ¼ zip short sleeve, official practice shirt, full zip (M)
Cumberland Baseball official practice shorts and sweats (L)
Cumberland Polo, ¾ shirt, adidas shirt (L) with Phoenix Cap (L/XL)
Cumberland ¼ zip (L) with Phoenix Cap (L/XL)

GIFT CERTIFICATES
$250 adidas apparel certificate
Chick-fil-A party tray
$50 Outback Steakhouse gift card
Cumberland University Dining – 15 meals
Cracker Barrel Gold Card for two (2)
$40 gift certificate to Demos’ Steakhouse
50-lb. of mixed angus beef – donated by Quentin Smith Family
Uniform package from Brute Athletic Apparel – Limit 20 jerseys