The Concordia Baseball program is excited to announce the ninth annual Dining with the Stars event. This year’s keynote speaker is Austin native and former Major League Baseball player Huston Street. To learn more about him, see his bio below.
Each year the dinner has featured notable guest speakers, including Mark Johnson, 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 28th||
4:30 PM - Cocktails and registration
The United Heritage Center
|$150 per person
$250 per couple
$1000 per table (8)
19th 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 29th||
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
About Huston Street
A local Austin Westlake product, Huston Street attended the University of Texas from 2002 to 2004, where he was a three-time All-American, leading the Longhorns to the College World Series all three years, and helping them to a national title in 2002, where he set the CWS record for saves and was named the Most Outstanding Player.
He finished his collegiate career with a school-record 41 saves, a 1.31 ERA and a .172 opponents’ batting average, winning the USA Baseball Richard W. “Dick” Case Player of the Year Award in 2003 and was a member of the USA Baseball National team.
A first-round pick, Street would have a 13-year major league career with the Oakland Athletics, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Angels, primarily as a closer. He finished his career with 42 wins, a 2.96 ERA, 665 strikeouts and 324 saves, becoming the 27th member of the 300 saves club. He also won the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2005 and made All-Star Game appearances in 2012 and 2014.