Our 57th annual winter banquet and fundraiser was held on Saturday evening, January 21, 2023 at the Atlanta Marriott NW at Galleria. This was our first in-person Gameboree celebration since 2020 due to the pandemic. Folks enjoyed the reception, silent auction and raffle, and the awards dinner and program, as well as reconnecting with old friends.
Our special guests included Braves Manager Brian Snitker, Tenor Timothy Miller, and Emcee Kelly Crull. Phil Niekro Memorial College Scholarships were awarded to the baseball programs at Emmanuel College, Head Baseball Coach Jeff Kilgore, and Emory University, Head Baseball Coach Mike Twardoski.
Jonathan Cannon from UGA was the recipient of the Jason Varitek College Scholar-Athlete Award. The Luke Appling Nostalgia Award went to former Brave Ryan Klesko. Metro Atlanta High School All-Star Players of the Year were recognized. The Braves 2022 Minor League Awards were presented by Ron Knight.
The Walter Banks Baseball Spirit Award was presented to Mary Lou Brooks. This year’s coveted “Mr. Baseball” Award went to Braves Chairman Terry McGuirk.
Click here to view our 2023 Gameboree Photo Gallery.