On Monday, July 17th, we are gathering at the Grand Ledge High School Auditorium to honor Jonathan Tuthill and start what we hope will be an annual event to raise college scholarship funds in his name.
This is not just for baseball or softball players. The message that will be delivered at Monday’s event is about being a team player and playing with confidence. This event will benefit all student athletes in any sport and is open to everyone!
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. to view silent auction items that include some amazing pieces from Michigan State University, Major League Baseball, Lansing Lugnuts and the University of Michigan just to name a few. There are also several outstanding silent auction items donated by local businesses.
You can get your tickets by clicking the link below. The first 200 families through the door will receive a Steve Springer “Quality At-Bats” Audio CD valued at $30.00
Former WILX anchor and current WDIV-Detroit television anchor Jason Colthorp will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event which includes presentations from Michigan State head baseball coach Jake Boss Jr., former major league player and current Blue Jays scout/coach Steve Springer and current Detroit Tigers scout Clyde Wier.
Tickets are $55.00 each if purchased in advance and $60.00 at the door. If you are a student athlete, your ticket includes one parent/guardian. Additional students from the same household are $25.00 and additional parents are $15.00.
Jonathan’s life was tragically lost in an automobile accident on his way to work on August 9th, 2016. He ws just about to start his senior year at Grand Ledge High School. To those who knew Johnny well, he was happy, vibrant and loyal. He loved the game of baseball as much as anything in the world. He loved to hunt, kayak, hammock with his friends and socialize any chance he had. He had a great zest for life, a contagious smile and a great sense of community touching all those who knew him both on and off the field.
You can learn more by visitings www.24neverforgetjonny.net
You can also check out the event flyer by clicking the link below: