Chipper Jones Scheduled as Guest Speaker at Times Free Press Best of Preps Banquet

CHATTANOOGA, TN. — Atlanta Braves All-Star, Chipper Jones, is scheduled to be the featured speaker at this year’s Times Free Press Best of Preps banquet in Chattanooga. The event takes place on June 17 at the Chattanooga Convention Center and is open to the public. General-admission tickets cost $50 and includes dinner and the awards ceremony. Seating is first-come, first-served. Jones is the first professional baseball player to speak at the annual banquet, which honors more than 500 area athletes.

Photo shows Chipper Jones in an interview speaking about his final year in baseball.

Chipper Jones is a dynamic motivational speaker, says PFP Sports & Celebrity Talent Agency. Photo shows Chipper Jones in an interview speaking about his final year in baseball.

“We are excited to bring a baseball legend of this magnitude to Best of Preps,” said Jason Taylor, president and general manager of the Times Free Press. “Chipper Jones is a household name in our area and has been one of the top requested speakers by attendees and honorees for years. With our annual event occurring right in the middle of baseball season, we thought it was next to impossible to make this a reality for our readers. His impressive career and loyalty to his program is inspiring.”

Chipper Jones, one of the most nationally recognized professional athletes of all time, is a former MLB third baseman who played for 19 seasons with the Atlanta Braves. Although initially a shortstop, he spent most of his career as the starting third baseman for the Braves. In 2002 and 2003, Jones played left field before returning to third base in 2004. Jones said in March 2012 he would retire at the end of 2012. Jones was an eight-time All-Star selection before retiring after last season. Many baseball writers anticipate Jones will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as soon as he becomes eligible. On June 28, 2013, Jones’ number 10 will be retired by the Braves and he will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame.

Chipper Jones Speaks about his Final Year in Baseball & Most Memorable Moments

PFP Sports and Celebrity Talent Agency is a booking agent for motivational sports speakers and celebrities. If you would like to book baseball speakers or Atlanta Braves players like Chipper Jones for a speaking engagement, autograph signing, guest appearance, product endorsement, celebrity golf tournament, charity fundraiser or special corporate event, you can contact Chipper Jones’s agent for appearance and speaker fees or call 1.800.966.1380.

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