Johnny and Friends

Bench bobbles

Great time watching the All-Star Game at Green Diamond Gallery. And we learned about an upcoming event we’re just going to have to save up for because it sounds just a little too good to pass up.

We’ll just eat one meal a day and set aside the money – in a big jar, of course – that we would’ve spent on food. We’ll resist the temptation of running out to buy some Upper Deck Goodwin Champions for a few months. Heck, we’ll get a second job working the third shift somewhere and forego sleep if we have to.

But make no mistake: We will be plunking down 200 bones for a lineup that includes John Bench, Jim Kaat, Steve Garvey, Ryne Sandberg, Ozzie Smith, Andre Dawson, Al Kaline, Roberto Clemente Jr. and the pride of the Gem City as well as Ohio University, Michael Jack Schmidt.

That’s right: More than 90 Gold Glove awards won among those guys. And they’ll all be in West Chester (Township, some insist) – at the gorgeous and relatively new Savannah Center (to those who live up that way, it’s on Chappell Crossing Blvd., off Union Centre, near Beckett Park) – on Oct. 29, thanks to Character and Courage Foundation and Green Diamond Gallery.

The details:

What: Johnny and Friends: A Golden Celebration
When: Sat., Oct. 29, 6-11 p.m.
Where: Savannah Center, West Chester (Township, some insist)
Who: Bench, Kitty, Garvey, Ryno, The Wizard, The Hawk, Mr. Tiger, Clemente Jr. and Michael Jack Schmidt
Cost: $200 per ticket, $2000 for table of 10 (a $2,500 corporate table of 10 gets you table signage and recognition in the program)
Included: Light appetizers, dinner, beer and wine, dessert, opportunity to bid on auction items
More info: Call 513-984-4192 or visit

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  1. DanNo Gravatar

    Oh, we are totally there.

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