On Sunday, April 29, the Lake Land College Leadership Council will host the third annual Laker Academic Awards Gala in the Field House.
“We invite the Lake Land College community to join us for a night of honoring our student athletes’ academic achievements,” Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach Bill Jackson said.
The gala includes a silent and live auction, with all proceeds going to Lake Land College Athletics. Some of the live auction items include: a three-month membership to the Mattoon Area Family YMCA; four tickets to a Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jon Pardi concert at Busch Stadium; Cancun vacation package; one-day passes to Holiday World; a trip to Par-A-Dice Casino and much more! For $20 guests can enter a drawing for two St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs tickets, a one-night stay at City Place in St. Louis, and a Cardinals/Cubs corn-hole set.
In addition to recognizing each team, the many athletes who have excelled in the classroom will be honored. The students elected to honor Lara Bacino-Althaus, psychology instructor, as Faculty of the Year and Aaron Tardy, CTPD audio visual assistant, as Staff of the Year. Coaches will honor the Laker athletes of the year – Devon Still, Bethany, baseball, as the Male Athlete of the Year and Dakota Crowder, Charleston, women’s basketball, as Female Athlete of the Year.
Tickets for the Gala are $25 per seat. Each seat includes hors d’oeuvres and a three course sit-down meal consisting of a salad, your choice of pork or chicken, and a dessert. Tables are made up of six seats and are also available for purchase at $125 each. Dress for the Gala will be semi-formal with refreshment hour starting at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.
To purchase tickets or donate any items to the live or silent auction, please contact Braddi Browning at 217-234-5333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.