Friday, November 17, 2017
Tiburon Golf Club
10302 S 168th St. | Omaha, NE 68136
VIP Hour: 5:00 - 6:00 PM | Main Event: 6:00-9:30 PM
The 2017 Superhero Gala event will benefit Sammy's Superheroes Foundation out of Columbus, NE. The event will begin with a VIP Hour featuring current and past Major League Baseball players from around the league. Tickets to the main event include silent auction, raffle, plinko wine pull, and plated dinner. Entertainment by illusionist & storyteller Harris III and Live Auction featuring Art From the Heart with artist Jeff Hanson!
Meet Our VIP's!
Justin Morneau: A four-time All-Star, Morneau was named the American League Most Valuable Player during the 2006 season by helping the Twins win their fourth division title in five years. He finished runner-up for MVP in 2008 and won two Silver Slugger Awards. Additionally, Morneau won the 2008 Home Run Derby and the 2014 National League batting title. Internationally, Morneau represented Canada at the 2006, 2009, 2013, and 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Jake Diekman, a Wymore, NE native, was drafted in the 30th round by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2007 Major League Draft. He made his major league debut with the Phillies in 2012. In September 2014, Diekman was one of four pitchers who combined to throw ano-hitter in the Phillies' win over the Atlanta Braves. In 2015, Jake was traded to the Texas Rangers and was an important piece of their bullpen in their 2016 playoff run.
Brian Duensing was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 2005 Major League Draft. He made his debut in April of 2009. Duensing spent much of his professional career with the Minnesota Twins before going to the Baltimore Orioles. He is currently a Chicago Cub. Brian won a gold medal with the World Cup team in 2007, a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics & has pitched in the postseason 3 different years. Brian is currently about to enter his fourth postseason as the Chicago Cubs try to repeat their World Series run.
Alex Gordon was drafted in the first round of the 2005 Major League Draft by the Kansas City Royals. Gordon made his major league debut in April of 2007 and has spent his entire professional career in KC where he started as a third baseman and has since moved into left field. Gordon is a 3-time All Star, 4-time Gold Glove Winner and a Platinum Glove Winner. Alex was also a member of the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals.
The Brian Duensing Foundation is dedicated to providing hope and support to families battling cancer or serious illness. This is accomplished by increasing awareness and by raising funds to support in two main areas:
1. research to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment;
2. outreach projects specifically designed to ease the emotional, financial and spiritual burdens endured by families facing these diseases.
Throughout Brian's career in professional baseball, he and Lisa have been blessed to have many philanthropic opportunities outside their foundation. Each of these experiences has provided them with insight to others' needs and a heart fro giving of their time and resources to help during those times of struggle.
Taking it Further:
A national footprint allows the foundation to make a difference in communities large and small, providing a helping hand wherever needed.