The Concordia Baseball program is excited to announce the tenth annual Dining with the Stars event. This year’s keynote speaker is Austin native and former Major League Baseball player Mark Johnson. To learn more about him, see his bio below.
Each year the dinner has featured notable guest speakers, including Scott Linebrink, Dave Dravecky, Andy Pettitte, Jon Kitna, Roger Clemens and Lance Berkman, who have talked about life, baseball, hard work and ethics. This special event is the baseball team’s biggest annual fundraiser.
Besides dinner, the event includes live and silent auctions that feature items such as sports memorabilia, Concordia gear and more. The baseball program will also celebrate its recent graduates and introduce the newest Concordia University Baseball team.
There will also be a golf tournament that runs in conjunction with the Dining with the Stars event on the following Monday, hosted at Avery Ranch Golf Club.
These fundraising events have helped raise more than $90,000 annually for the baseball program. This money is used to supplement the program's operating budget.
|Sunday, October 27th||
4:30 PM - Cocktails and registration
Celebrino Event Center
51 County Road 107
Georgetown, TX 78626
|$150 per person
$250 per couple
$1000 per table (8)
20th 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.
|Monday, October 28th||
Avery Ranch Golf Club
|Four person scramble||$125 per person
$450 per foursome team
|1st - 10th Place
Par 3 Hole in One
Par 3 Closest to the Pin
There are various opportunities to support Concordia Baseball throughout the season. All gifts go towards supporting team activities, uniforms, equipment, field maintenance and more. Please check out our available sponsorship opportunities for Dining with the Stars and Golf Tournament.
About Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson is an American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame coach, who spent 41 years as a coach at the Division I level. After playing and graduating from University of New Mexico, Johnson spent three years in the New York Mets organization before moving into the collegiate coaching ranks as an assistant coach. Johnson had stints with New Mexico, Arizona and Mississippi State before arriving to Texas A&M in 1982. In 1985, Johnson was promoted to head coach for the Aggies, where the next 20 years he led the program to five conference championships, two College World Series appearances and earned five conference Coach of the Year awards as well as being named the 1999 Sporting News National Coach of the Year. Johnson made his last coaching stop at Sam Houston State, where he helped the Bearkats to three conference titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances.
Johnson finished his career with over 1,000 coaching wins, becoming the 44th head coach to accomplish the feat, and was inducted into the ABCA Hall of Fame in 2001 followed by being inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. Since retiring from coaching, Johnson has been an inspiring motivational speaker, bringing life-changing stories and a powerful message to audiences around the country. He also serves on the ABCA Board of Directors as well as the Board of Directors for the Brazos Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes.