Bill Russell to Headline Hot Stove

By Lancaster JetHawks | January 7, 2019 12:54 PM

Los Angeles Dodgers great Bill Russell will be the headline speaker for the Lancaster JetHawks Baseball Foundation's 3rd Annual Hot Stove Banquet, to be held on January 31st at the University of Antelope Valley Ballroom.

The Hot Stove is the Foundation's largest fundraiser of the year. Attendees will hear speakers including Dodgers great Bill Russell and members of the 2019 JetHawks coaching staff, enjoy a delicious dinner, recognize local student-athletes, bid on silent auction items, win autographed baseballs and much more.

Tickets to the event can be purchased for preferred tables of eight for $400 dollars or on an individual basis for $50 each. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and availability is limited. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:35 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 661-726-5400. Preferred tables of eight can be purchased HERE and individual tickets can be purchased HERE. The deadline to purchase tickets to the event is Friday, January 18th at 4:00 PM, or when sold out. Seating is limited to 200 attendees.

Los Angeles Dodgers great Bill Russell will be the headline speaker for the Lancaster JetHawks Baseball Foundation's 3rd Annual Hot Stove Banquet, to be held on January 31st at the University of Antelope Valley Ballroom.

Russell spent his entire 18-year playing career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, before returning to manage the Dodgers from 1996-98. As the Dodgers' everyday shortstop for 11 years, Russell was part of the infield that included Dodger greats Ron Cey, Davey Lopes & Steve Garvey. He was a three-time NL All-Star, and a two-time World Series champion with the Dodgers.

The JetHawks Youth Baseball League is a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Antelope Valley, with title sponsorship provided by Learn4Life. The goal of the Lancaster JetHawks Baseball League is to help as many of our local youth as possible find confidence, hope, improved health and a skill set that will help them not just on the baseball diamond, but in life. Over 125 local youth are invited to participate in the league. These kids come to The Hangar each week for an afternoon on the field, learning the basics of baseball from JetHawks staff and local volunteers.

Through their participation in the league, each child receives a baseball glove, uniform, hat and bag, plus meals and the chance to play with their friends on the same field that Major League prospects have played on for the last 20 years- at no cost to them or the Boys & Girls Clubs. 

The Hot Stove is the Foundation's largest fundraiser of the year. Attendees will hear speakers including Dodgers great Bill Russell and members of the 2019 JetHawks coaching staff, enjoy a delicious dinner, recognize local student-athletes, bid on silent auction items, win autographed baseballs and much more.

Tickets to the event can be purchased for preferred tables of eight for $400 dollars or on an individual basis for $50 each. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and availability is limited. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:35 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 661-726-5400. Preferred tables of eight can be purchased HERE and individual tickets can be purchased HERE. The deadline to purchase tickets to the event is Friday, January 18th at 4:00 PM, or when sold out. Seating is limited to 200 attendees.

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This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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