National championship winning University of South Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner spoke to a sold-out crowd of more than 600 people at an event benefiting the Lexington Medical Center Foundation on August 31st. The hometown hero delivered a home run speech with humor and inspiration about his team’s journey to victory.
By leading the University of South Carolina baseball team to an acclaimed national championship, Ray Tanner has become front and center in headlines across South Carolina and the nation. Now, Coach Tanner will talk about the perseverance it takes to reach such a prestigious milestone at an event benefiting the Lexington Medical Center Foundation.
The Lexington Medical Center Foundation Speaker Series is pleased to present a dinner and talk with Ray Tanner on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at the Radisson Hotel at the intersection of Interstate 20 and Bush River Road in Columbia. Tickets are $75. A silent auction begins at 6:00 p.m. The dinner and talk begin at 7:00 p.m. Dress is University of South Carolina casual.
During his 14 years as head coach of the University of South Carolina baseball team, Ray Tanner has established a premier program, including the 2010 national championship, where the Gamecocks became the first team ever to win six consecutive games on the way to a national title in Omaha and the first men’s team to win a national championship at the University of South Carolina. Also this year, Tanner recorded his 1,000th career victory and became collegiate baseball’s National Coach of the Year. Additionally, under Tanner’s leadership, South Carolina owns the longest streak of NCAA Regional appearances among the 12 Southeastern Conference schools.
“We look forward to a wonderful event where people can listen to one of our local heroes while supporting the Lexington Medical Center Foundation and its commitment to helping our community,” said Tim James, Executive Vice President and Director of the Lexington Medical Center Foundation.
Proceeds from the dinner and talk with Ray Tanner will benefit the Lexington Medical Center Foundation, an organization that works to ensure quality health services and patient-centered care are available for the people of the Midlands. The Lexington Medical Center Foundation serves our community through a wide variety of initiatives including nursing scholarships, programs for patients in need, women’s cancer care plans and Lexington Medical Center’s nationally-recognized Doula program. Learn more about the Lexington Medical Center Foundation at www.lexmed.com.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.lexmed.com or by calling the Lexington Medical Center Foundation office at 803-791-2540.