HARRISONBURG, Va., Jan. 17, 2014- James Madison’s Diamond Dukes will hold their fifth annual Batter-Up Barbeque and Silent Auction on Sunday January 26, at 4p.m. in the Memorial Hall Gymnasium. Shenandoah Valley baseball fans are invited to join the Dukes at this event.
Appealing to baseball fans of all ages, the event will include a barbeque style dinner, tours of JMU baseball’s indoor space in Memorial Hall and a silent auction. The auction items will include autographed baseballs and other items from current and former Major Leaguers, JMU baseball apparel and baseball gear.
Joining the Dukes will be guest speaker, Justin Lewis, who is a former All-Conference Division I baseball player for the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a recognized leader in motivational speaking. With a focus on empowerment and leadership, Justin has mentored thousands of aspiring athletes and professionals. Following Lewis’ presentation, JMU head coach Spanky McFarland will offer his outlook for the 2014 edition of the Diamond Dukes.
Tickets are available online or by calling the JMU Athletics Ticket Office (540-568-3853). Costs are $25 for an adult or $15 for youth. A table of eight can be reserved for $175.