18th Annual Tennessee Baseball Leadoff Banquet

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UT Announces Plans for 18th Annual Baseball Leadoff Banquet - TENNESSEE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A variety of former University of Tennessee standouts will headline the billing for the 18th Annual Tennessee Baseball Leadoff Banquet, to be held on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at the Knoxville Convention Center. Former Volunteers and current professional players J.P. Arencibia, Chris Burke, Chase Headley and Luke Hochevar will join the Sports Animal's John Wilkerson and more speakers to be announced in the following days for a group discussion and Q&A session.

"We are very excited about hosting several major leaguers at this year's leadoff banquet," Head Baseball Coach Todd Raleigh said. "The leadoff banquet is a great way to start the year and gives our team and fans some added momentum as we prepare for a great upcoming season."

The event gives fans a chance to show their support to the team in an enjoyable evening. Each player on the 2010 team will be introduced to the crowd by Coach Raleigh and fans will have the opportunity to meet the team and get autographs during the reception.

"This year's annual event will recognize both former and current Vol baseball players," Men's Athletic Director Mike Hamilton said. "I am looking forward to a great season."

The preseason banquet will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and program to follow at 6:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $40 and tables that seat ten are $350.
 
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