Major league baseball stars and dozens of other former Chipola College players are expected to return to their alma mater for the 11th Annual Baseball Alumni Weekend Jan. 26-27, 2018. Parents and families of current and former players are invited to attend.
The weekend will include live college baseball action, a Homerun Derby, great food and the chance to rub elbows with the pros.
An Alumni Dinner and Auction is Friday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory. The 2017 Chipola National Championship Team will be recognized along with former Chipola head coach Jim Duncan of the 1965 Indians. Tickets are $100, with table sponsorships available for $1,000. Sponsors earn recognition, 8 dinner tickets and 4 HR Derby Field Passes. Other sponsorship opportunities are available.
A full day of activities is set for Saturday, Jan. 27. The Indians will host Wallace-Dothan in an 11 a.m. game. Members of Chipola’s 2017 National Championship team will be presented their championship rings in a 2 p.m. ceremony. An MLB Alumni Homerun Derby starts at 2:15 p.m., and for the very first time, the event will feature an Alumni Softball Game. Entry is $5/person.
*All times are Central Standard Time
Photo: Former Chipola player and current Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers poses with a little fan at last year’s Chipola Baseball Alumni event. The 2018 event is set for Jan. 26-27.