The 1st Annual Miracle Ball fundraising gala was held on November 6, 2014 at the Oscar Event Center in Fairfield, Ohio.
With over 400 in attendance, special guests, such as Mr. Bob Castellini, Jeff Brantley, Jim Kelch and Thom Brennaman, delivered exceptional speeches on behalf of our guest of honor, Mr. Marty Brennaman. Marty was the recipient of The Joe Nuxhall Award of Excellence in Broadcasting and also enjoyed special messages via letters and videos from baseball greats Bob Uecker, Joe Morgan, Sean Casey, Dick Vitale, Al Michaels, Jeff Idelson and Speaker John Boehner.
Also included in the program were silent and live auctions, live music from Jade Kurlas and appearances from Teddy Kremer and several vintage baseball players. Local 12's Bob Herzog emceed the event.
Event chairs Tara Stroud and Kristy Stagg said "The event exceeded our expectations and we are so thrilled to have been part of such an amazing evening. We are already looking forward to next year!"
We would like to send a special thank you to everyone who helped make the Miracle Ball such a wonderful event. We couldn't have done it without the countless volunteers, speakers, board members, sponsors, partners and guests. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!