Tigers GM headlines Bronco baseball dinner
Jan. 2, 2011
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University alumnus and CEO and general manager of the Detroit Tigers Dave Dombrowski will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural Bronco Baseball Leadoff Dinner, Jan. 27, at Cityscape Event Center in downtown Kalamazoo.
Doors open at 5 p.m. with a silent auction, cash bar and an autograph session with the 2011 WMU baseball team. Dinner and the program begin at 6 p.m.
Individual tickets are $75 and corporate sponsor tables of 10 are $750. Attendees can sponsor a Bronco player meal for $50. Attire is business casual. Ticket holders will receive a commemorative gift and a Bronco baseball poster.
A 1978 WMU graduate, Dombrowski was named president of the Detroit Tigers in 2001 and assumed the role of general manager in 2002. He earned Baseball America's Executive of the Year honors in 2006, when the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1984. Dombrowski was also the architect of the 1997 World Series Champion Florida Marlins and served as the general manager for the Montreal Expos.
Dombrowski received a degree in business administration from WMU and was a recipient of the University's Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998.
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