Annual Hot Stove Banquet date nearing

The annual Hot Stove Banquet which is sponsored by the University of Illinois baseball team and the Fighting Illini Dugout Club is almost here.  An annual tradition, the Hot Stove Banquet kicks off the Illini baseball season and is a good chance to meet the coaches and players.

Here are the critical details:

  • Date:  Feb 5, 2011
  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Place:  I-Hotel Champaign, IL
  • Cost:  $50

A variety of packages for entire tables are available as well…  “A table of 10, including an Illini player, can be purchased for $500; a table of nine, including an Illini player, can be purchased for $450; or a table of eight, with an Illini player, can be purchased for $400.”

This year’s honored speaker is former Cardinal Mike Matheny who also happens to be a Big Ten alum (alas, he is from but Michigan).  The banquet begins at 5pm and dinner is served at 6pm.

For those who wish to buy tickets, the Fighting Illini web site has all the registration info you need.


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