Major league baseball stars and dozens of other former Chipola College players are expected to return to their alma mater for the 12th Annual Chipola Baseball Alumni Weekend Feb. 1-2, 2019. All events are open to the public. Parents and families of current and former players are also invited to attend.
The weekend will include an alumni dinner and auction, a homerun derby, an alumni softball game, live baseball action, and more.
On Friday, Feb. 1, Chipola and Walters State will face-off in a rematch of last year’s National Championship game. First-pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
The Alumni Dinner and Auction will follow on Friday at 6 p.m. at the National Guard Armory. The 2018 Chipola National Championship Team will be recognized along with former Chipola head coach Ellis Dungan. Guest speaker for the event is alumnus Buck Showalter, former head coach of the Orioles, Yankees, Diamondbacks and Rangers. Tickets are $100, with table sponsorships available for $1,000. Sponsors earn recognition, eight dinner tickets and four Homerun Derby Field Passes. Other sponsorship opportunities are available by calling 850-718-2332.
A full day of activities is set for Saturday, Feb. 2. The Indians will host Walters State in a 10 a.m. game. Members of Chipola’s 2018 National Championship team will be presented their championship rings in a ceremony following the game. An MLB Alumni Homerun Derby starts at 2 p.m., followed by an Alumni Softball Game.
For information or to purchase tickets, email Jeremy Carrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Feb. 1:
1PM- Chipola vs. Walters State
4PM- Walters State vs. Florida SouthWestern
6PM- All-Star Dinner & Auction (National Guard Armory | 3645 Hwy. 90, Marianna, FL 32446)
-Honoring 2018 National Championship Team
-Honoring Coach Ellis Dungan
-Guest Speaker: Buck Showalter
Saturday, Feb. 2:
10AM- Chipola vs. Walters State
-2018 National Championship Ring Ceremony
-Alumni Home Run Derby
-Alumni Softball Game
2PM- Walters State vs. Florida SouthWestern
5:30PM- Chipola Homecoming Basketball Games (Milton H. Johnson Center)
Sunday, Feb. 3:
10AM- Chipola vs. Florida SouthWestern (DH)