Blue Map Dinner to raise funds for title rings

Published 10:27 pm Thursday, May 30, 2013

The ultimate symbol of winning a sports title is the championship ring. The Charles Henderson Trojans captured the 4A Baseball State Championship and will be hosting a dinner to help raise funds for the purchase of their title rings.

The Blue Map Dinner will be held June 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Charles Henderson High School Cafetorium. The event will feature a barbecue dinner, silent auction and a recognition program for each of the members of the state champion Charles Henderson baseball team.

Charles Henderson head coach Derek Irons said that the event is one final sendoff for each of the seven seniors, as well as honoring the accomplishments of each player.

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“The event will be kind of like the spring sports banquet, but it will be just baseball,” Irons said. “We will honor the guys who have put in work for years, but especially this year. The championship ring is something they can wear forever.” Tickets to the event are $20 each, and sponsorship packages, at varying prices, are available as well.

The Blue Map sponsor package receives eight tickets to the event. The Trojan Champion level earns six and the Home Run package comes with four. Businesses that do not use all of their purchased tickets are asked to donate the unused ones to the Troy Parks and Recreation Department for local youngsters to take part in the event.

Irons said the goal of the event is to raise enough money so the players face no “out-of-pocket expense” for their ring purchase.

“We have received a lot of great support from the community and businesses all season,” said Irons. “We are wanting to provide the players something that can commemorate this season forever.”

Items for the silent auction do not have to be baseball related, and any item is welcome.

For more information about the dinner and sponsorship opportunities, contact Irons via email at, Liz Stallworth at or

The event will take place on June 11 at 6 p.m.