Bill Virdon Statue Unveiling on Legends Walkway

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Date(s) - 05/25/2017
9:00 am

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Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

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Join us Thursday, May 25 as we unveil a life-size statue of Missouri’s own and former big-leaguer Bill Virdon. To support the statue and other details, check out this cool flier.

When: 8:30 a.m. continental breakfast, 9 a.m. unveiling

Where: Legends Walkway of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, 3861 E. Stan Musial Drive in southeast Springfield (about one mile east of the U.S. 60-65 interchange)

And then  join us for the …

Baseball Luncheon presented by Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company

When: 11 a.m. Thursday, May 25

Where: University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in downtown Springfield

President’s Award: Hiland Dairy’s Mark Speight

Inductees: Mark Bailey (Glendale High School/Missouri State/Houston Astros), the late John Donaldson (Glasgow HS, Negro Leagues), former Westran and Sturgeon coach Kelly Odneal, sports writer Rob Rains (Kickapoo/St. Louis media), baseball coach Mark Stratton (Glendale High School/Drury University).

Diamond 9 Awards:  Doug Bennett (Hillcrest High School/University of Arkansas), Dan Bishop (Springfield Central High School/Baltimore Orioles/New York Yankees), Jack Funderburk (Southwest Baptist University), Chelsea King Goodin (Strafford High School/Drury University), Kellie Becher Kessler (Missouri State University), , Danny Powers (Carl Junction High School/University of Central Missouri/Minnesota Twins), Kyle Rapinchuk (Branson High School/College of the Ozarks), Stefanie Standley (Lamar High School/University of Missouri) and Michael Vincent (Hollister High School/John Brown University/Phillips University/Cincinnati Reds).

Tickets: Call 417-889-3100. Sponsorship tables are $400 and include recognition in the printed program and an autographed print. An individual ticket is $40, and a head table ticket is $100. Numerous other sponsorships, including congratulatory ads, also are available.