Baseball Program to Hold Annual "First Pitch" Breakfast on Feb. 11

YSU Baseball First Pitch Breakfast
YSU Baseball First Pitch Breakfast

The Youngstown State baseball program will hold its Second Annual First Pitch Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Banquet Hall in Youngstown.

The fund-raising event will provide fans an opportunity to meet the 2012 Penguins, as well as win great prizes through a Chinese Auction. Former Major Leaguer and Cleveland Indians great Tito Francona will also be in attendance to speak with guests about baseball.

Doors for the event will open at 8:30 a.m., and the breakfast will begin at 8:45 a.m. The program will start at 9:30 a.m. The donation of $15 includes a breakfast buffet and a game ticket for any 2012 YSU baseball game.

Chinese Auction items include YSU baseball attire, gift baskets from Belleria Pizza and Italian Restaurant and the Mahoning Valley Restaurant (MVR), autographed YSU baseball memorabilia, Major League Baseball autographs and photos, and the opportunity to spend pre-game in the Penguins dugout and throw out the first pitch of a contest at Eastwood Field.

The "Home Run" prize includes dinner for four at the Belleria in Boardman with the YSU Coaching Staff, four YSU baseball season tickets, four YSU baseball hats and pullovers and the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at any YSU home game. Raffle tickets for the "Home Run" prize will be $10.

Pre-registration for the event is required. To reserve your seat, contact YSU assistant coach Bobby Pizzuto at (440) 343-2315 or rgpizzuto@ysu.edu. Payment will be accepted at the door. Groups of eight will have tables reserved at prime locations. Individuals and smaller groups are also welcome for open seating.

Fans who would still like to contribute to Penguins baseball, regardless of attendance at the event, can sponsor a student-athlete's breakfast for $10.

The Banquet Hall is located at 343 Via Mount Carmel Ave., Youngstown, OH, 44505.