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Mathews-Dickey "Jack Buck Celebrity Night with the Stars" Celebrates 22nd Anniversary


Rick Horton and Tom Ackerman



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Catch pennant race fever at the Mathews-Dickey 22nd Annual "Jack Buck Celebrity Night with the Stars" at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, July 21, at the Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave.  All proceeds support the Club's efforts to revitalize the field of dreams at the Mathews-Dickey at Bob Russell Park and support summer youth recreational activities.

KMOX Radio's Tom Ackerman emcees the live broadcast that evening and Cardinals Broadcaster Rick Horton serves as the event chair. Attire is business and sporty, with lots of Cardinals red.

KTVI Fox 2's Andy Banker will keep the paddles raising much-needed funds by peddling the stellar assortment of auction memorabilia. Auction items are available from major league baseball All-Stars Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright; St. Louis Rams First-Round Draft Pick Tavon Austin and NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk; baseball's third winningest manager of all-time Tony LaRussa; and Major League Baseball Hall of Famers Whitey Herzog, Paul Molitor, Red Schoendienst and Stan "The Man" Musial just to name a few.

Mathews-Dickey VP, Public Relations & Special Events Barbara A. Washington shares event reflections in the proverbial "First Pitch," and then "leadoff batter" St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson announces results of the department's Memorial Day weekend fill-the-boot toll road. Carole Buck, wife of the late Jack Buck, highlights her husband's legacy and Club President, CEO & Co-Founder Martin Luther Mathews is "The Closer."

Collage Pianist Tim Huskey, Club Alumnus and Professional Recording Artist Jamie "King James" Dennis, The Triple Tz with Yung Tunka and the Lead Work Junior All-Stars provide the musical entertainment.

Table sponsors of 10 at $1,000 are invited to select a representative to receive an autographed photo with the celebrity guest that evening.  Donors at the $2,500 Team Captain level receive the table of 10, autographed photo and logo recognition in the program.  The $5,000 table sponsors take a group photo with the celebrity guest and receive logo recognition in the program/reception. 

For tickets, call Barbara Washington at (314) 382-5952, ext. 234 or Bill Fronczak at (314) 382-5952, ext. 228.

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Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) United Way member agency that annually provides educational, athletic and cultural enrichment programs to more than 40,000 young people from throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. For 52 years the Club has taught youth respect, restraint and responsibility so that they may obtain credibility, integrity and accountability. For more information, call Barbara A. Washington or Bill Fronczak at (314) 382-5952, ext. 234.