UPDATE: JU to host Baseball Celebration at Kinne Center
With the beginning of a new year still visible in the rear view mirror, the JU athletics department will embrace a resolution to bring people back to campus by hosting the JU Baseball Celebration banquet at the newly renovated Kinne Center on the JU campus.

The Baseball Celebration weekend for all former JU players, coaches, managers and support staff will begin with a golf outing on Friday, Jan. 14, at Hidden Hills Country Club. The weekend will continue on Saturday, Jan. 15, with free admittance to the JU basketball doubleheader at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena and the dedication of the newly completed C. Peter Cost Pavilion at John Sessions Stadium later that evening.

The weekend will wrap up with the Baseball Celebration banquet on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Kinne Center. The evening will start with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and will move to a buffet-style dinner, video presentations and speakers from each decade of Dolphin baseball. Honored during this event will be the 1976 baseball team, the most successful squad in program history and all former alumni will receive a gift commemorating the event.

All JU baseball alumni are free to the banquet and all additional guests can attend for $50 per ticket. Tables for 10 people are also available to be purchased for $500.

For any further information on the weekend of events, a printable invitation and response card or on-line registration please call Nikki Swanson (904) 256-7402 or Josh Ellis (904) 256-7402 or log onto