Cleveland Indians Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Bob DiBiasio will give a State of the Indians update at the Akron Press Club on Tuesday, May 16, at The Duck Club in downtown Akron.
Attendees can come early to watch the 10:35 a.m. Akron RubberDucks baseball game from the Duck Club patio. Lunch will begin at 11:45 a.m. and the program will follow. There will be the opportunity for questions.
Jim Pfander, General Manager and COO of the Akron RubberDucks, will welcome attendees with opening comments. DiBiasio will talk about the Indians 2016 World Series run and what to expect this season.
DiBiasio is entering his 37th season with the Indians. He started in 1979 as assistant public relations director. He became public relations director in 1980, and named vice president of public relations in 1988. He was promoted to his current position in 2011. His lone season way from the Tribe was 1987, when he served as public relations director for the Atlanta Braves.
He serves as the president of Cleveland Indians Charities, is an honorary member of the executive board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, and the board of the Cleveland Baseball Federation.
Attendees will be entered in a raffle to win a prize following the talk, and everyone who registers for the luncheon will receive two ticket vouchers for any 2017 Akron RubberDucks game.
Program: Bob DiBiasio presents State of the Indians
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: Optional baseball game viewing from The Duck Club patio at 10:35 a.m. Buffet luncheon starts at 11:45 a.m.
Place: The Duck Club, located at Canal Park Stadium, 300 S. Main Street, Akron
Cost: $30, members and non-members. Two vouchers for any 2017 RubberDucks game included with every ticket purchase.
Reservations requested: Click here for easy online registration or contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.
Reservation deadline: Noon, Friday, May 12.
Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.
The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events. Visit www.akronpressclub.org for membership information.