Former White Sox Star Ron Kittle to Headline Hot Stove Banquet
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Winston-Salem Dash are proud to announce that former Chicago White Sox star Ron Kittle, an All-Star and Rookie of the Year honoree in 1983, will headline this year's Hot Stove Banquet on Wednesday, March 6, from 6-8 p.m. at the Flow Club inside BB&T Ballpark. Along with Kittle's appearance, there will be an impressive selection of sports and experience-based items available for auction.
Proceeds from the event and the auction will benefit the Winston-Salem Sports Foundation and the Dash's various charitable efforts. In 2018, the Dash made 220 donations to community organizations. Over the last six years, the Dash have enhanced their charitable influence through the Diamond in the Rough Ballpark Renovations program where the Dash and Flow Chevrolet join forces to renovate a local youth baseball field each year.
Tickets for the Hot Stove Banquet are on sale now. You can call (336) 714-6888 to order your tickets. Each ticket is $50 and includes dinner as well as a voucher to a Dash game during Opening Weekend on April 11th through 14th. A table of eight, which is available for $400, includes two tickets to a VIP meet-and-greet session with Kittle prior to the start of the program. Doors will open to the public at 6 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m.
A 10-year Major League veteran, Kittle was a popular member of the White Sox. During his rookie season in 1983, Kittle set a club record for a rookie by hitting 35 home runs while also notching 100 RBIs. Chicago won 99 games that season and made their first playoff appearance since the 1959 World Series. Kittle would play for the South Siders from 1982-1986, 1989-1990 and 1991. He also played for the New York Yankees (1986-1987), Cleveland Indians (1988) and Baltimore Orioles (1990). Overall, Kittle appeared in 853 games over his big league career, recording 176 home runs and 460 runs batted in.
The Winston-Salem Dash are the Class A-Advanced Minor League affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. To purchase tickets and for more information, please call 336-714-2287 or visit www.wsdash.com.
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