Former Atlanta Braves Pitcher John Smoltz Was Keynote Speaker at Augusta, GA Charity Fundraiser


AUGUSTA, GA – Former Atlanta Braves pitcher, eight-time All-Star and sports announcer John Smoltz was a keynote speaker at the inaugural “Dinner with Champions” charity banquet on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Augusta, GA. The purpose of the gathering was to raise money for the Augusta Rescue Mission. The event took place at the First Baptist Church Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Ext, Augusta, GA 30909. Source: Augusta Chronicle

Nearly $40,000 was raised at the event. The funds raised will help provide meals to needy families for the holiday season in addition to the “Dinner with Champions.”

According to the Augusta Chronicle article, there were 325 people in attendance.

“About 325 people attended the inaugural “Dinner with Champions” banquet, which donated all proceeds to the rescue mission.”

Former Georgia Tech player and coach Bill Curry also delivered a keynote speech.

“Smoltz was joined by former Georgia Tech player and coach Bill Curry. Both retired athletes served as keynote speakers, while also signing autographs and posing for pictures.”

John Smoltz is the former pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. He is a born-again Christian who has made Atlanta his home, and is Chairman of the Board at Alpharetta-based King’s Ridge Christian School, and a member of the Presbyterian Church in America. Smoltz is an eight-time All-Star and played all but his last year for the Atlanta Braves. Smoltz’s number 29 was retired in a ceremony before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 8, 2012. In 2014, he was hired by Fox Sports as a game analyst.

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