Dining with the Stars is a fundraising event that features a catered meal, guest speaker, live and silent auctions, celebration of recent graduates and the introduction of the newest Concordia University Texas baseball team. This year, we are very fortunate to have former MLB player Lance Berkman as our Keynote Speaker.
This event is organized by the Concordia University Texas baseball coaching staff and is one of the baseball team's biggest fundraisers of the year. The proceeds from this event are used to supplement the baseball program's operating budget.
|Sunday, October 29th||
5:30 PM - Cocktails and registration
The United Heritage Center
|$150 per person
$250 per couple
$1000 per table (8)
18th Annual Concordia University Baseball Golf Tournament
The tournament is organized by the Concordia University Texas baseball coaching staff, and combined with Dining with the Stars, the baseball team's biggest fundraising event of the year. The proceeds from this event are used to supplement the baseball program's operating budget.
|Date||Tee Times||Location||Format||Entry Fees||Prizes|
|Monday, October 30th||
11:00AM- Registration and Lunch provided
River Place Country Club
|Four person scramble||$150 per person
$500 per foursome team
|1st - 10th Place
Par 3 Hole in One
Par 3 Closest to the Pin
Helicopter Golf Ball Drop
In addition to this year's tournament, we are planning a helicopter ball drop that will help us in our fundraising efforts.
At the conclusion of the golf round and before dinner, a helicopter will hover above pre-set targets laid out on the golf course green. When the pilot reaches a certain height, numbered golf balls will be dropped and the closest ball to the target will win the grand prize valued at $1000. There will also be prizes for being closest to other designated targets around the green.
All you have to do is fill out your personal and payment information at the link below and we will designate your numbered ball/s for the helicopter drop. We will have a list at registration that will have your name and your number/s of your golf ball/s. You do not need to be present to win as long as we have your contact information.
Please help our players in their effort to raise money for the baseball program by purchasing golf balls for the Helicopter Drop. Funds raised in this year's helicopter ball drop will directly benefit the Concordia University Texas Baseball program and players.
About Lance Berkman
Six-time All-Star, Lance “Big Puma” Berkman spent 15 years in the big leagues having stints with the Houston Astros, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers before retiring in 2014.
The Waco native attended Canyon High School and played with the Austin Slam Baseball Club for three years as Concordia Texas head coach Tommy Boggs served as a coach with the team. Berkman would go on to play college baseball at Rice University where he would lead his team to a College World Series appearance and be named the 1997 National College Player of the Year.
He spent 11 years as a part of the Astros’ “Killer B’s” teams, helping lead them to four playoff appearances and their lone World Series in 2005. After a season with the Yankees, Berkman played for the Cardinals for two years, winning the 2011 National League Comeback Player of the Year award, as well as a World Series championship. Berkman closed out his career with the Rangers before retiring as a Houston Astro.
Berkman finished his career with 366 home runs, 1234 RBIs and a career batting average of .293. He was inducted in the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2009 and is now the head baseball coach at Second Baptist School in Houston.