Retired MLB Pitcher Dave Dravecky Was Keynote Speaker at UC Merced Fundraising Dinner and Auction


TURLOCK, CA – Retired MLB pitcher Dave Dravecky was the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Building Future Champions Dinner & Auction on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Dave Dravecky’s message is about overcoming obstacles and perseverance. The fundraising event was hosted by the University of California, Merced and took place at the Turlock Country Club, 10532 Golf Link Rd, Turlock, CA 95380. Source: Merced Sun-Star

According to the Merced Sun-Star article, within a 2-year period after retiring from baseball Dravecky received close to 1,500 requests for speaking engagements to tell his story:

“Maybe this is what God wants me to do with this next season in my life. He wants me to tell my story and encourage others.”

Dave Dravecky is a retired MLB pitcher who played for the San Diego Padres from 1982–1987 and the San Francisco Giants from 1987–1989. His career was cut short when in 1988 it was discovered that he had cancer in his pitching arm and underwent surgery to remove a large part of the muscle. Although he made a comeback and returned to pitching 10 months later, in a game against the Montreal Expos, while on the mound his arm broke delivering a pitch. Less than two years after his comeback with the Giants, his left arm and shoulder were amputated when doctors discovered the cancer had returned. Dravecky holds strong Christian beliefs.

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