Johnny Bench Hosts the Ave Maria University Golf Classic, November 5-6


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Johnny Bench to Headline Ave Maria University Golf Classic
“Catcher of the Century” to Participate in Pairings Dinner and Golf Tournament

AVE MARIA, Fla – (September 18, 2009) Johnny Bench, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, will have top billing at the two-day Ave Maria University Golf Classic on November 5-6. Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 1989 with the fourth highest percentage of total votes cast, Bench is hailed as the greatest catcher in the history of professional baseball. The Seventh Annual Golf Classic combines a silent auction and dinner with one of the region’s best golf tournaments. Bench, a Fifth Third Bank spokesperson for more than 35 years, will be the guest speaker at the Pairings Dinner/Silent Auction on November 5 at The Club at Mediterra, Naples. He will also participate in the golf tournament at The Golf Club at Del Webb.
The public is invited to join business leaders and community leaders in giving more students the opportunity to pursue their dreams at Ave Maria University. The Golf Classic will raise money toward scholarships for students who would not otherwise be able to attend the University. This Charity tournament has raised nearly $700,000 and provided scholarships to 200 students since the beginning of the event, many of the students from Immokalee, Fla.
Thursday, November 5
Dinner and Silent Auction at The Club at Mediterra
Friday, November 6
Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at Del Webb

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