The Braves 400 Fan Club will hold its annual winter banquet and fundraiser at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center on Saturday evening, January 14, 2017. A gala reception, silent auction and raffle of Braves memorabilia begins at 5:00PM with the awards dinner and program following at 6:30.
This year’s theme is “A New Beginning: Turner Field to SunTrust Park.” Newly elected Baseball Hall of Fame member John Schuerholz will keynote the evening. Braves manager Brian Snitker and Hall of Famer Phil Niekro will be head table guests along with award winners and honored guests. Atlanta Braves broadcaster Jim Powell will emcee the program. Timothy Miller will sing “The Lord’s Prayer.”
Phil Niekro College Scholarships will be awarded to Clark Atlanta University and Mercer University. Former Braves and Reds infielder Darrel Chaney will receive the Luke Appling Nostalgia Award. The 2016 Metro Atlanta High School Player of the Year will be presented to Josh Lowe from Pope High School. Matt Gonzalez from Georgia Tech will receive the Jason Varitek Most Outstanding Scholar Athlete in Georgia Award. Recipients for outstanding performances by Braves minor leaguers in 2016 are Patrick Weigel, Dustin Peterson, Michael Soroka, and Randy Ingle. The Ivan Allen, Jr. “Mr. Baseball” Award recipient will be announced at the banquet.
Admission is by advance reservation only. No tickets will be sold at the door. Seating is assigned as payments are received, so make your reservations early to secure the best available seats.
Tickets are $75 for Braves 400 Fan Club members and $80 for the general public. The cost of a table for ten is $700. If you have questions or special dietary needs, please call the Braves 400 Fan Club Hotline at 770-416-4539. The deadline for making online reservations is January 9, 2017.
Important Parking Information: This year the Marriott is charging for parking. Please bring your parking ticket inside to the Will Call table. We will validate your parking ticket before you take the ticket to the Hotel Desk to pay $5 for your parking.