Want to know what it’s like being in the Big Leagues? Play professional sports? Wonder what it takes?
The Greater Marco Family YMCA, through their ‘Sports Celebrity Speaker Series’ is giving you the chance to get answers to those questions from professional athletes. The first in a series of four events will be held Wednesday, August 31st at 11:30 AM at the Marco Island Hilton with special guest Luis Tiant. Luis is a former right-handed starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees and, among others, will be representing Major League Baseball at this inaugural event. Marco Island resident, local restaurateur and former Indianapolis Colts kicker, Mike Vanderjagt will host the series. Tickets for the event are $35 or a Season Pass is available to all four lunches for $130. Ticket stubs are your chance to win sports memorabilia at the luncheon. The Sports Celebrity Series will bring players and or coaches representing the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association and the National Football League to Marco Island. Each luncheon will culminate in a free children’s event the same day from 3:30-5:30PM with the guest speaker. The children’s event is open to all children in the community. Tickets are available at the YMCA. For additional information contact Leslie Drake at 239-394-3144, ext. 205. Sponsorships are still available too!