Oklahoma State University

Robin Ventura Returns to OSU

Major League Baseball Manager Headlines Library Fundraiser

August 28, 2012
Story by Austin Bowles, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -Fresh off a successful debut as a major league manager, baseball great and OSU graduate Robin Ventura will headline an exclusive fundraiser for the Friends of the OSU Library at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room. 

Ventura will discuss his OSU and major league baseball playing career, his first season as Chicago White Sox manager, and more with Larry Reece, Cowboy game announcer. A dinner of “ballpark favorites” will be served. 

“We’re excited to host such a well-known member of the Cowboy family. He’s represented our University well with all of the success he’s had throughout his career,” coordinator of external relations Debbie Clemons said.

Ventura, current manager of the Chicago White Sox, played professional baseball for various organizations, including the White Sox, from 1989 to 2004. While at OSU, Ventura set records that are still held today, such as the record for the longest hitting streak­­— 58 games. He is also a member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

General admission tickets are $50 ($25 is tax deductible). Reserved tables for eight are $600 ($400 is tax deductible). To purchase tickets or for more information about the event contact Debbie Clemons at debbie.clemons@okstate.edu or 405-744-7273. 

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 36,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 24,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 245,000 students to serve Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

VIDEO: An Conversation with Robin Ventura

VIDEO: Robin Ventura Interviews with OState TV


URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall12/ventura.htm
Last Updated: 28 AUG 2012

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Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
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