Johnny Bench, Jim Tressel Named Speakers at 2015 YSU Baseball First Pitch Breakfast

YOUNGSTOWN, OH. — Former Cincinnati Reds catcher, Johhny Bench and Youngstown State University president Jim Tressel have been named the featured speakers at the 2015 YSU Baseball First Pitch Breakfast scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 17, 2015.  Location: Blue Wolf Events at The Maronite Center on Meridian Road in Youngstown. General admission tickets are $25 apiece, and reserved priority tables for groups of eight are available for $400. Corporate packages, which also includes two tickets for dinner with the speakers the night before, are available for $700. Source: Youngstown State University.

Photo shows YSU president, Jim Tressel (L) and former Reds catcher, Johnny Bench (R) who will appear  as the featured speakers at the 2015 YSU Baseball First Pitch Breakfast.


In addition to the two famous speakers, the event also offers fans the opportunity to meet the 2015 Penguins baseball squad, enjoy a breakfast buffet and bid on an impressive lineup of autographed Major League Baseball memorabilia and YSU baseball gear.
YSU head baseball coach Steve Gillispie said, “We are extremely fortunate to have arguably the best player to ever catch in the Major Leagues in Johnny Bench and someone so beloved by the YSU family in President Tressel to agree to support our program. Our staff and players are excited, and I think the Youngstown community will be excited for the unique opportunity to have two legends speak at one event.”
Watch video where Johnny Bench speaks about of his early years

Bench, who many consider to be the greatest catcher in MLB history, a two-time National League Most Valuable Player, a 14-time all-star and a two-time World Series champion. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989 in his first year of eligibility and has his number retired by the Reds.Today Bench is a popular inspirational and motivational speaker.
Tressel first came to Youngstown in 1986 as the head football coach and went on to lead the Penguins to 10 playoff appearances and four national championships. He went on to lead Ohio State to the 2002 national championship and six Big Ten titles as head coach of the Buckeyes. on July 1, 2014, Tressel became the ninth president of Youngstown State University.
Playing Field Promotions is a booking agent for motivational sports speakers and celebrities. If you would like to book Johnny Bench for a speaking engagement or personal appearance, contact Johnny Bench’s booking agent for appearance & speaker fees at 1.800.966.1380.

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