Fan Club Holds Winter Banquet on Jan. 20

The Atlanta 400 Braves Fan Club will host its 52nd annual Gameboree winter banquet and fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria Hotel.

The theme is “New Braves and a New Club.” A gala reception, silent auction and raffle of Braves memorabilia begins at 5 p.m. with the awards dinner and program following at 6:30 p.m.

Awards for outstanding performances by Braves minor leaguers in 2017 will be presented to Ronald Acuna, Michael Soroka, Touki Toussaint, and Ralph “Rocket” Wheeler. Manager Brian Snitker and Hall of Famer Phil Niekro will attend.

The Luke Appling Nostalgia Award will be presented to Mike Lum. The Ivan Allen Jr. “Mr. Baseball” Award recipient will be announced at the banquet. Phil Niekro College Scholarships will be awarded to Georgia State University and Piedmont College.

The 2017 Metro Atlanta High School Player of the Year will be awarded to Drew Waters from Etowah High School. Michael Curry from the University of Georgia will receive the Jason Varitek Most Outstanding Scholar Athlete in Georgia Award.

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The Atlanta 400 Baseball Fan Club is a non-profit organization that supports baseball at all levels of the community.

The ticket purchase deadline is Jan. 16, or until all seats are sold. Info/reservations: www.atl400.org or (770) 416-4539.

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