9th Annual Event Features Hall of Fame Third Baseman Wade Boggs
CHARLESTON, SC – Prominent Charleston businessman Michael Bennett of Bennett Hospitality has joined on as a sponsor of the RiverDogs 9th Annual Hot Stove Banquet featuring guest speaker Hall of Famer Wade Boggs.
The event, which will be held on Friday, February 1 at the Charleston Marriott on Lockwood Blvd., is co-sponsored by Bennett Hospitality and Tom McQueeney State Farm Insurance. Miller Lite, Boggs’ beverage of choice, will serve as the event’s official sponsor of the adult beverage stations. Also, The Vault is presenting the photograph and autograph session of the banquet, and Kickin’ Chicken is on-board as the sponsor of the private Meet & Greet with Mr. Boggs.
“Michael Bennett is a staple in Charleston who simply loves baseball, and we’re appreciative of his stepping up to the plate and helping sponsor this event,” said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols. “Michael’s many contributions to the game in the Lowcountry, as a participant, father, coach and supporter, are well-known and greatly appreciated.”
Bennett Hospitality owns and operates several hotels in South Carolina, Georgia and Montana, while managing several local high-end restaurants.
The Hot Stove Banquet is an annual event that is coordinated by the Charleston RiverDogs to whet the appetite of Charleston area baseball fans. Proceeds benefit The Citadel, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern baseball programs as well as the MUSC’s Storm Eye Institute, the RiverDogs’ primary charity.
The reception begins at 6 pm with the dinner starting at 7 o’clock. Tickets are $65 per person and include dinner and beverages. Tables with preferred seating for ten individuals are available for $650.
Boggs spent his 18-year baseball career primarily with the Boston Red Sox (1982-92), but also played for the New York Yankees (1993-97), with whom he won his only World Series, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-99), with whom he recorded his 3,000th career hit. His hitting in the 1980s and ‘90s made him a perennial contender for American League batting titles. Boggs was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.
For individual tickets and additional information, please contact the RiverDogs at (843) 577-DOGS (3647). Tickets may also be purchased online at www.riverdogs.com.