The Boys of Summer to hold annual fundy

Andy Dirks is coming to Gladwin.

GLADWIN – The Gladwin American Legion Baseball team will be hosting their annual fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the Gladwin Knights of Columbus Hall on M18. This year’s guest speaker will be former Detroit Tiger Andy Dirks. Dirks was drafted in the 8th round by the Tigers in 2008 and made his major league debut in May of 2011. Dirks played on the 2012 American League Championship team and remained part of the Tiger organization until claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays in October of 2014.

Tickets for the event are $25 per person or $45 per couple. They are available at Family Fare, The Gladwin County Record Office, from the players and parents of American Legion Baseball Team or by calling Terry Brokoff (426-5420), Troy Gary (426-8263), Dennis Cantrell (426-4686) or Scott Wicke (418-0966).

A raffle drawing will be held on the night of the event. Prizes include: 30-06 Savage Rifle w/scope, 65” HDTV, Fishing Trip, and a Mackinac Bridge Tower Tour. Many types of memorabilia will also be auctioned at the dinner including items from University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, Pistons, and golf. Over $30,000 in prizes in all.

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