Simpson University Baseball Dinner to Feature MLB’s Michael Lorenzen

REDDING, Calif. — Simpson University’s baseball team is hosting a fundraiser dinner and live and silent auction on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Gold Hills Golf Club in Redding.

The night will feature guest speaker Major League Baseball player Michael Lorenzen, a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. Lorenzen graduated from California State University Fullerton in 2013 and recently completed his fifth season at the major-league level.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner starts at 6 p.m. Dinner includes trip-tip, baked beans, rolls, and salad. Auction items include golf packages and a Hawaiian getaway.

Individual tickets can be purchased for $60, and a 10-person table can be purchased for $500.

All proceeds will go toward the Simpson University baseball program.


The Red Hawks will open the 2020 season on Saturday, Jan. 25, in a double-header against Oregon Institute of Technology. Last year, the Red Hawks finished with a 19-24-1 overall record and a 12-18 conference record.

The Red Hawks play home games at historic Tiger Field near downtown Redding. Work continues on the campus baseball field, which the team uses for practice.

If you have questions or would like more information about the event, contact head baseball coach Dan Tating at or 530.226.4789.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson has launched new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

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