Three of the biggest names in Nebraska baseball history headline the Millard Roofing 2021 Celebrity Sports Night event presented by 1 st State Bank to benefit the Nebraska Greats Foundation www.negreats.org
Former college All-American, 1 st Round draft choice and World Series winner Alex Gordon, MLB veteran and Millard South and 10-year big leaguer Brian Duensing will join former Creighton head coach and MLB Executive Jim Hendry on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at the Ralston Arena to raise life changing funds in support of former collegiate athletes who face medical emergencies and financial challenges.
The baseball-themed event headlines Gordon, Duensing and Hendry and will highlight NGF grant recipients, school partners and the presentation of the Andra Franklin Service Award for meritorious service to Nebraska athletes.
Says Gordon, Lincoln native and all-star from the KC Royals “It’s my pleasure to be a part of the Nebraska Greats Foundation which is doing amazing work for former athletes in need. This is going to be a fun night with a lot of great people involved.”
Says Duensing who won 46 victories for four different MLB teams, “There is no greater feeling that helping those in need from our own community. I’m excited to be a part of the Nebraska Greats event to help those in need now and in the future.”
Says Hendry, 1991 NCAA Coach of the Year after guiding the Creighton Bluejays to a 3 rd place finish in the CWS before an eight-year stint as VP/GM of the Cubs, “The Nebraska Greats is doing great things for people in need. This will be a fun night for every fan. I encourage fans of all these schools to support it.”
The evening will also feature rare live and silent auction items. All net proceeds benefit grant recipients.
Follow www.negreats.org or the Nebraska Greats Facebook page for individual and group ticket information.