Kittle to keynote Illini Hot Stove Banquet

kittleui The annual Hot Stove Banquet which benefits the University of Illinois baseball program is less than a month away.  On February 9, the event will take place at the Round Barn Banquet Center in Champaign. 

The keynote speaker is former White Sox slugger Ron Kittle.  The 1983 Rookie of the Year, Kittle has stayed active in baseball since retiring in 1991.  He’s managed a few minor league teams including the Schaumburg Flyers and Merrillville Mud Dogs. In addition, he’s served as hitting instructor for Valparaiso.

Kittle has also founded and acts as chairman of Indiana Sports Charities which raises dollars to fight cancer. 

Individual tickets are $50 and group pricing is available.  You can purchase tickets for the event by calling the University of Illinois baseball office at 217-333-8605. 

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