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2018 OVU Baseball Leadoff Dinner with Al Oliver - Jan 27, 2018

Vienna, W.Va.—The Mister Bee Potato Chip Company was recently announced as the sponsor for the 2018 OVU Baseball Leadoff Dinner.  Mister Bee is the only potato chip made in the state of West Virginia.

“We are pleased to announce this partnership with Ohio Valley University and the Leadoff Dinner,” said Mister Bee Director of Sales Rob Graham. “OVU is a NCAA Division II school with sixteen different athletic programs that is located right in our own backyard. This partnership gives us the opportunity to raise our brand awareness throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley,” he finished.

This year's dinner features an evening with seven-time Major League Baseball All-Star Al Oliver.

Oliver played in 2,368 games for seven different organizations over the course of his 18-year MLB career. He was the starting centerfielder on the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates squad that captured the World Series title, and was in the lineup as the first baseman on September 1, 1971 when the Pirates made MLB history by fielding the first ever all-minority starting lineup. Oliver amassed 2,743 hits over the course of his career, won three silver slugger awards and was the National League batting champion in 1982.

“I would like to thank Mister Bee for sponsoring this event. Their generosity and loyalty to Ohio Valley University athletics is appreciated,” said Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach Chad Porter. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Mister Bee as well as hosting a wonderful event to benefit the baseball program,” he finished.

The dinner features a VIP reception hour at 6:00pm before dinner and the evening's program begins at 7:00. A silent auction will take place throughout the night with all proceeds going towards the Ohio Valley University baseball program.

Cost for the event is as follows:

General Admission: $60
VIP Admission: $100
Corporate Table: $1,000

The VIP ticket includes early admission for a meet and great with Al Oliver during the reception hour.
The Corporate Table includes 10 VIP tickets, one autographed picture, advertising both for the event and with the Ohio Valley University Athletic Department, and two all-sport passes to Fighting Scots home games.


For more information and to register for the event, please visit ovu.edu/leadoffdinner. To contact Chad Porter please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 304.865.6091.

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Chartered in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a faith-based, residential, liberal arts college founded by members of the Church of Christ. Students of all faiths are accepted and encouraged to apply. The university offers a variety of baccalaureate and master’s degrees to students from 26 states and 25 nations. To learn more visit www.ovu.edu.