Register Now! Warrior's Rising Grand Slam Event
On October 22, 2015, Dave Dravecky, former pitcher for the Giants will be our keynote speaker at our annual fundraising banquet Grand Slam Event at University Plaza and Convention Center. The bases are loaded (At first base---the new parking and drop-off lanes completion Summer 2015; at second base--the new baseball field completion Spring 2016; at third base--six new classrooms completion fall 2016! We're praying for a Grand Slam by raising enough funds to build the much needed gymnasium!
“My arm caught the attention of the entire school, when, as a teenager, I pitched my first no hitter…(Later) my ability to provide for my family was not based on how smart I was or how hard I worked. It was based solely on what my arm could do on game day. When people talked with me, it was the center of conversation. ‘How’s the arm today, Dave? Is your arm ready for tonight?’ My arm was to me what hands are to a concert pianist, what feet are to a marathon runner. It’s what made me valuable, what gave me worth in the eyes of the world. Then suddenly my arm was gone.”
Dave Dravecky’s story is one of hope, courage and perseverance in the midst of dark and overwhelming uncertainty. In 1988 Dave was at the top of his game and life. Not only did he have a wonderful family but he was reaching his all-star peak playing the game of his childhood dreams. His 5-1 opening day victory over the Dodgers was overshadowed later that fall by the discovery of cancer and the removal of half of the deltoid muscle in his pitching arm. For baseball fans worldwide Dave Dravecky etched his name into history on August 10, 1989. Defying all odds, after battling cancer in his pitching arm, Dave came back to pitch once again in the Major Leagues. People were on their feet cheering and anticipating the game while he stretched and warmed up. He became an inspiration not only to cancer fighters, but to all who needed hope that day.
REGISTER NOW AT EVENTS.NEWCOVENANT.NET $25.00 per person