The Harrisburg Senators’ are hosting their First Annual Hot Stove Dinner to discuss the upcoming 2011 season on Saturday, January 22, at the National Civil War Museum. The Senators are the Double-A Affiliate for the Washington Nationals.
Several special guest speakers are committed to attend. New Senators manager Tony Beasley will be present, as well as Washington Nationals skipper Jim Riggleman. Also attending are Nationals’ Director of Player Development, Doug Harris, and David James from MLB, representing the RBI program. Former Sens players Erik Arnesen, Adam Fox and Steve Lombardozzi will also be on hand. Fans have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with both Beasley and Riggleman.
The event starts with a cocktail hour at 6:00 pm, and dinner following at 7:00pm. Beasley, Riggleman, Harris, and James will address the fans following dinner.
Fans can participate in a live and silent auction, as well as a raffle to benefit the RBI program, featuring several sports memorabilia items including:
- Autographed sports items signed by Hall-of-Famers Cal Ripken Jr., Bob Feller, Brooks Robinson, and Gaylord Perry
- Autographed baseball by former Senators, and current Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg
- Autographed scale stock cars by Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, and Kyle Busch
- Autographed photo of Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Polamalu
All proceeds benefit the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program. The RBI Program gives boys and girls a chance to participate in baseball and softball, while increasing interest in the game and encouraging academic participation and achievement. The organization teaches the value of teamwork and encourages academic participation and achievement. Beginning in 1989, RBI has helped over 100,000 children, in over 200 cities worldwide. Through 2009, MLB clubs have drafted 170 of those RBI participants.
Hot Stove Dinner presented by KPMG and home run sponsor Ollie’s Bargain Outlet.