Ozzie Smith to be Keynote Speaker at Semoball Awards Banquet

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. — St. Louis Cardinals legend, Ozzie Smith will be the keynote speaker at the Semoball Awards banquet to be held on June 21 at the Show Me Center. The annoucement was made on February 10 by Semoball.com, a regional sports website contributed to by five daily newspapers in Southeast Missouri. The Show Me Center is located on the Southeast Missouri State University campus, in Cape Girardeau.

Photo shows St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith speaking with FoxNews in February 2014 about White House petition to make baseball’s Opening Day a national holiday.

A limited number of VIP tickets went on sale February 10 on Semoball.com. VIP tickets include a pre-event reception and photo opportunity with Smith and admission to the banquet. General admission and tickets for parents will go on sale at a later date. Watch the Southeast Missourian and semoball.com/awards for info.

“It makes me so happy and proud to know that hundreds of high school athletes like Ressel will now get to hear Ozzie speak directly to them at the Semoball Awards,” said Rachel Crader, the editor of semoball.com at the Southeast Missourian sports section. “He’s delivered a lot of great speeches in his life, including at his Hall of Fame induction, so I can’t wait to hear his message in June.”

Watch the following video of St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith speaking with Foxnews about  the White House petition to make baseball’s Opening Day a national holiday

Ozzie Smith is a former MLB shortstop who played for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. Known as “The Wizard of Oz,” Smith won the National League Gold Glove Award for defensive excellence at shortstop for thirteen consecutive seasons. If you would like to book athletes like Ozzie Smith for an event, contact Ozzie Smith’s booking agent for appearance & speaker fees or call 1.855.303.5450.

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