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Join us on Wednesday, November 4 for the Line Drive Luncheon benefiting Communities In Schools Dallas Region!

 

            You don’t want to miss Texas Rangers’ Michael Young as the featured speaker at the Line Drive Luncheon on Wednesday, November 4, benefiting Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region, Inc.  Talmadge Boston, Texas Baseball Hall of Famer and media member will talk with Michael about everything baseball and Texas Rangers in the intimate setting of Edison’s in Dallas.

            The silent auction includes autographed Michael Young baseball with Texas Rangers Certificate of Authenticity and other rare and collectible sports memorabilia. Eddie Deen & Company Catering will provide an All-American Ballpark Lunch. A photo op with Young will be available for patron ticketholders and select sponsors.

            Young is the Rangers’ all-time leader in numerous offensive categories, retired in January 2014 after an outstanding 13-year major league career, the first 12 of those seasons in Texas. He now works with Texas Rangers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels and his staff in all areas of baseball operations, including player evaluation and player development at the major and minor league level, special assignments, and scouting trips.  He is the Washington/Texas’ all-time leader in games, hits (2230), runs (1085), doubles (415), triples (55), total bases (3286), at bats (7399), and multi-hit games (651) and ranks third in RBI (984) and extra base hits (647). Young was a starter at all four infield positions in his Rangers career, earning a Gold Glove at shortstop in 2008.

Overall, Young batted .300 with 185 homers and 1030 RBI in 1970 games with the Rangers (2000-2012), Phillies (2013), and Dodgers (2013). He was a career .321 hitter with runners in scoring position. Young has won awards including the MLB Players Association’s Marvin Miller Award (2008 and 2011) and Rangers Jim Sundberg Community Achievement Award (2010), as well as being a three-time selection for the Rangers Roberto Clemente Award (2009-10-11).

            The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CISDR has a daily presence on 77 school campuses in 12 school districts in Dallas, Collin, Ellis, Rockwall, and Hunt counties, with over 78% of those students living in poverty and deemed “at-risk” by the Texas Education Agency. CISDR is evaluated by the TEA and found to have a 90% or better stay-in-school rate.

            Sponsors include Alon USA, Lawrence B. Dale Family Foundation, Petty & Associates, Claire and Talmage Boston, Lou Ann Richardson, Pam and Philip Bush, Chuck Clark Photography and The Park Cities News/The Waters Family.

            Tickets will not be sold at the door. Admission is by reservation only. Individual tickets start at $100 each. Patron Tickets are $150 and sponsorships start at $1,000. Visit the web site at http://www.cisdallas.org  or contact Lisa Loy Laughlin at lisal@cisdallas.org  or call 214-827-0955 x267. 

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